(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Head of Tibet Disease Control Department: Strong ultraviolet rays on the plateau have little impact on the spread of new coronavirus

  China News Agency, Lhasa, August 14 (Reporter Zhao Lang) Li Jingzhong, director of the Tibet Autonomous Region Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview with a reporter from China News Agency on the 13th that Tibet is located on a plateau, and relevant medical research at home and abroad has shown that the strong ultraviolet rays of the plateau are harmful to the new crown virus. The difference in the ability of transmission is small, so in the high altitude area of ​​Tibet, these factors will not reduce or affect the transmission ability of the virus.

  On August 8, the new crown pneumonia epidemic broke out in the Tibet Autonomous Region. In the past few days, the number of people who tested positive for the new crown pneumonia nucleic acid has gradually increased, and it has spread to all 7 cities in Tibet.

  At present, all cities and prefectures in Tibet have started nucleic acid testing for all employees, and Lhasa has completed the three-day three-day inspection.

He said that the core of epidemic prevention and control is mainly reflected in nucleic acid testing and epidemiological work.

Compared with the speed of the spread of the epidemic, the speed of flow transfer work still needs to be improved.

  Judging from the currently available etiological and epidemiological information, Li Jingzhong believes that the new coronavirus has been spreading in Tibet for some time.

  "Prevention of spread and spillover is the focus of epidemic prevention and control." Li Jingzhong said that after the outbreak, Tibet has taken various prevention and control measures, such as timely dividing risk areas and organizing nucleic acid testing for all employees in some cities.

Due to individual reasons, the infectious virus will not be detected until the first or multiple nucleic acid tests. Therefore, Tibet will do its best to control the spillage.

  "Most of the confirmed or asymptomatic people have been injected with the new coronary pneumonia vaccine, and even received a booster shot." Li Jingzhong said that about 80% to 90% of the nucleic acid positive people in this round of the epidemic are asymptomatic.

Then there are other data showing that the injection of the new crown vaccine can reduce the occurrence of severe disease.