(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Wu Zunyou: The itinerary card "catch the stars" is a concrete manifestation of the precise implementation of prevention and control strategies and measures

  China News Service, Beijing, June 30th. Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, published a long article on the "star picking" of the communication itinerary card on his personal account on the social platform on June 30.

He said that the adjustment of prevention and control measures is not the relaxation of the new crown prevention and control measures, but the specific performance of the precise implementation of the prevention and control strategies and measures in line with the actual needs of the current new crown prevention and control.

  China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced on June 29 that the "asterisk" mark on the communication itinerary card will be cancelled to support the efficient coordination of epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development, and to facilitate the travel of users.

Wu Zunyou said that this is after the National Health Commission announced on the 28th "New Coronary Virus Pneumonia Prevention and Control Plan (Ninth Edition)" to shorten the isolation time of immigrants and close contacts from "14+7" to "7+3". "Days later, another optimization and adjustment of specific measures for new crown prevention and control.

  Wu Zunyou pointed out that the introduction of these new measures does not mean the relaxation of the new crown prevention and control measures, nor the abandonment of the "dynamic clearing" policy, nor does it mean that China will take the so-called "lying flat" of the new crown prevention and control in Western countries. route.

China's new crown pneumonia prevention and control adheres to the fundamental purpose of safeguarding people's lives and health, and the general strategy of "foreign defense against imports, internal defense against rebound" and the general policy of "dynamic clearing" have not changed.

  Wu Zunyou said that the adjustment of prevention and control measures by relevant state departments is to further improve and optimize some specific prevention and control measures according to the new situation of the new crown epidemic in the world and China and the situation of prevention and control work.

This is a concrete manifestation of the precise implementation of prevention and control strategies and measures in line with the principles of scientific prevention and control, in line with China's national conditions, and in line with the actual needs of the current COVID-19 prevention and control.

  Regarding whether the "star picking" of the itinerary card will bring about the risk of epidemic, Wu Zunyou pointed out that the cancellation of the "star" mark will not increase the risk of new crown transmission.

The "asterisk" mark only indicates that someone is from a city with a high-risk or medium-risk area, and is not directly linked to a specific high-risk or medium-risk area, that is, it cannot reflect the actual risk level of the person marked with the "asterisk".

  Wu Zunyou also said that the "asterisk" marking and isolation are two different concepts, and there is no necessary connection between the two.

Removing the "asterisk" mark has nothing to do with whether the quarantine measures are terminated for the close contacts who are being quarantined.

  The expert pointed out that in some places at the grassroots level, prevention and control measures may be increased layer by layer, and isolation measures should be taken for those marked with an "asterisk".

This approach is wrong and does not conform to the spirit of scientific prevention and control and precise policy implementation.

If this is the case anywhere, after the "asterisk" flag is removed, this type of misconduct should also end.

  He said that the cancellation of the "asterisk" mark is conducive to truly coordinating epidemic prevention and control with economic and social development; it will play a positive role in promoting the flow of people and revitalizing economic development; it will be beneficial to the "New Coronavirus Pneumonia Prevention and Control Plan" (Ninth Edition)” implementation of the main measures; no longer provide any excuse for the possible over-prevention, or even the “overriding” practice of epidemic prevention.

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