(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Ruili, Yunnan Detected Omicron Variant Strain

  China News Service, Kunming, February 18 (Reporter Han Shuainan) The New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic Prevention and Control Work Headquarters in Ruili City, Yunnan announced on the 18th that after gene sequencing, the three cases of new coronavirus detected in Ruili City on February 16 were all VOCs /Omicron variant (BA.2 clade).

  According to the Yunnan Provincial Health Commission, from 0:00 to 24:00 on February 16, Ruili City added 1 new local confirmed case and 2 local asymptomatic infections; from 0:00 to 24:00 on February 17, Ruili City added 1 new case. There are 4 cases of local asymptomatic infection.

  Ruili City Epidemic Prevention and Control Work Headquarters reminds: At present, the epidemic prevention and control situation in Ruili City is still severe and complicated, and the pressure to prevent import and rebound is increasing. Citizens and friends are requested to fulfill their personal responsibility for epidemic prevention and control, insist on wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and Ventilate, do not gather, maintain a safe social distance, develop good hygiene habits, do not go out unless necessary, and jointly protect the hard-won prevention and control results.

  Ruili City is located on the southwestern border of China, and is the most mainland China-Myanmar border crossing and an important jewelry distribution center.

As the new crown epidemic rages around the world, Ruili, which borders Myanmar on three sides, has been under the high pressure of epidemic prevention and control for a long time.