China News Service, Beijing, August 9 (Reporter Yuan Xiuyue) After 920 days, an outbreak occurred in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

As of 24:00 on August 8, there were 2 confirmed cases and 20 asymptomatic infections in the entire region of the Tibet Autonomous Region. At present, the opening of religious activity sites in Lhasa has been suspended, and the entire area of ​​Shigatse is under silent management.

Data map: Passengers taking the first summer train to Tibet are waiting to enter the station.

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No new additions for 920 consecutive days

Infecting strain Omicron BA.2.76

  On August 8, the Ngari region of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Lhasa City respectively issued announcements. On August 7, in Pulan County, Ngari region, 4 foreign tourists were found to be positive for the nucleic acid test of the new coronavirus in the routine nucleic acid test, and Lhasa City conducted nucleic acid tests for key personnel 18 people who were initially screened positive for the new coronavirus nucleic acid test were found.

  On the 9th, Wang Shoubi, a first-level inspector of the Health and Health Commission of the Tibet Autonomous Region, said at a press conference that as of 24:00 on August 8, there were 2 confirmed cases in the entire region of the Tibet Autonomous Region, both in Chengguan District, Lhasa City.

There were 20 asymptomatic infections, including 16 cases in Chengguan District of Lhasa City and 4 cases in Pulan County, Ali Prefecture.

At present, confirmed cases and asymptomatic infections are all residents of the area.

  On the afternoon of the 9th, Shigatse City reported that during the nucleic acid test of all staff and the routine treatment activities of the hospital, 5 people were found to be positive for the new coronavirus nucleic acid test.

  Prior to this, as of August 6, Tibet had had no new confirmed or suspected cases for 920 consecutive days.

Data map: Lhasa citizens "passed Linka" in Zhangduo Internet celebrity Linka in Qia Village, Zhangduo Township, Dazi District, Lhasa City.

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  What are the characteristics of the current round of epidemic in Tibet?

On the 9th, Yan Zhouzhong, member of the party group and deputy director of the Lhasa Municipal Health and Health Commission, said at a press conference that from the analysis of the new coronary pneumonia cases and virus whole gene sequencing results reported since August 7, the current round of Lhasa epidemic has three characteristics: 1. It is the infected strain of this outbreak, Omicron BA.2.76.

Second, the results of epidemiological investigation and environmental sampling indicated that the epidemic was imported.

The third is family gatherings.

  "The epidemic situation in the autonomous region is developing rapidly. The virus is highly contagious and spreads fast. From the distribution of cases, the Lhasa epidemic shows obvious family clustering, and the confirmed cases in the Ali area also have overlapping trajectories. Judging from the regional nucleic acid testing of all employees, there is a certain risk of social transmission." Wang Shoubi said.


Shigatse is silent

Where is the eye of the current round of epidemic in Tibet?

  After 920 consecutive days of no new cases, where did this round of epidemic in Tibet come from and what caused it?

  The Lhasa epidemic prevention and control press conference held on the 9th disclosed detailed information.

The first confirmed case in Lhasa, Dan Mou, female, 3 years old, is a resident of Chengguan District, Lhasa City.

On August 4th, they took the C924 train from Shigatse to Lhasa with their mother and grandmother. The other 7 related persons took the C924 and C894 trains from Shigatse to Lhasa successively. Condolences, and live in a self-built house with 8 other Lhasa-related personnel.

The epidemic spread due to the gathering of people.

  At 1:40 a.m. on August 7, Dan Mou was tested positive for two nucleic acid tests due to sore throat and fever. Dan Mou and his mother were promptly sent to the Third People's Hospital of the Autonomous Region for treatment. Relevant regulations are sent to the makeshift hospital.

At present, the activity history of 18 people including Dan Mou within 7 days before the first positive sampling has been obtained.

The picture shows a doctor at the People's Hospital of the Tibet Autonomous Region conducting nucleic acid testing.

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  According to information previously released by Lhasa, among the 18 people who were initially screened positive, 10 were from Dingri County, Shigatse City, Tibet, and 8 were from Chengguan District, Lhasa City, Tibet. The oldest was 76 years old and the youngest was 2.5 years old.

According to information released by the Ali area, the four positive infected people are all from Shigatse, Tibet Autonomous Region.

  On the 8th, the Shigatse City New Coronary Pneumonia Joint Prevention and Control Work Leading Group issued an announcement stating that due to the severe epidemic prevention and control situation in Shigatse City, the city implemented silent management throughout the city, and people did not enter or exit.

The announcement will be implemented from the date of issuance and is tentatively implemented for 3 days.

  Lhasa City also issued an announcement on the evening of the 8th to implement static management of medium and high-risk areas. People in low-risk areas must have a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 48 hours for cross-city movement.

  At the same time, the gathering of people is strictly controlled. Except for epidemic prevention-related conferences, the city will not hold large-scale conferences, forums and other activities for the time being; offline training of various off-campus training institutions is suspended; religious activity venues are temporarily closed; Public cultural and sports venues are also closed.

  The reporter noticed that the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple have been temporarily closed from the 9th.

In addition, Tibet Airlines and Sichuan Airlines have also issued notices to provide free refunds and corrections for domestic tickets involving inbound and outbound flights in Lhasa.


Tibet launches regional nucleic acid testing for all staff

Increase external defense input efforts

  Since May, tourism in Tibet has been in a stable and positive state.

In the face of the sudden epidemic, how does Tibet respond?

  On the 8th, a promotion meeting for the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in Tibet was held.

Wang Junzheng, secretary of the Tibet Autonomous Region Party Committee and leader of the region's response to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, pointed out, "This epidemic is the second positive case of new crown pneumonia in our region since 2020, which has brought great challenges to our region's epidemic prevention and control work."

  Wang Junzheng emphasized that it is necessary to establish a bottom-line thinking, grasp the key points of work, deal with it quickly and in a timely manner, and go all out to do a good job in epidemic prevention and control in key areas.

Increase external defense input, pay close attention to airports, ports, railway stations, passenger stations, and expressway entrances and exits, etc., so as to actively investigate, land nucleic acids, and quickly clear them.

  At present, Lhasa City and Shigatse City are carrying out the first round of regional nucleic acid testing for all staff, and the second round of nucleic acid testing will be carried out tomorrow; Pulan County, Gar County, and Zanda County in Ali Prefecture have carried out the third round of regional full-staff nucleic acid testing. Nucleic acid testing, and other counties and districts are carrying out the first round of nucleic acid testing.

Up to now, 601 close and sub-close contacts have been investigated, all of which have been quarantined and controlled.

  According to news from the Ali area on the 8th, the first two rounds of nucleic acid test results in Pulan, Zanda, and Gar counties were all negative, and the nucleic acid test results of 171 close contacts and second-close contacts were also negative.

  In addition, Tibet has built three makeshift hospitals in Lhasa, Shigatse and Qamdo, with 4,004 reserved beds, mainly treating asymptomatic infected persons and mild cases.

At the same time, there are 7 designated hospitals in the region, which mainly treat critically ill patients, patients with basic diseases and elderly patients.

  In terms of material security, Yan Junfeng, a member of the party group of the Lhasa Development and Reform Commission and director of the Grain and Material Reserve Bureau, said that the government has sufficient reserves of daily necessities such as grain, oil, meat, and vegetables, and protective materials can fully meet the personal prevention and control and public emergency needs of the general public.