China News Agency, Beijing, January 11 (Ma Shuaisha) With the implementation of the "Class B and B Pipeline" of the new crown infection, and the Spring Festival approaching, people's travel needs are stronger, and the passenger flow during the Spring Festival in 2023 will rebound significantly.

At present, many places in China have announced that they have passed the peak of the new crown virus infection. Is it necessary to maintain personal protective measures when traveling during the Spring Festival?

What are the special requirements for epidemic prevention and control in places where vulnerable groups are concentrated?

Many places have judged that the peak of infection has passed

  So far, Beijing, Henan, Chongqing, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Sichuan and many other places have announced that they have passed the peak period of the new coronavirus infection.

During the New Year's Day holiday, the flow of people in various shopping malls in Beijing picked up, and the festive atmosphere was strong.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhao Jun

  The current infection peak in Henan Province has passed, but it is still at the peak of severe treatment; the epidemic situation in Beijing has slowed down, and the shortage of medicines has eased, but the tasks in outpatient and emergency departments and the treatment of severe patients are still arduous; the first wave of infection peaks in Zhejiang Province has passed smoothly However, the next step is to focus on severe disease prevention; Guangdong Province is currently in the decline stage after the first wave of community epidemics, the flow of people during the Spring Festival is large, and the recent adjustment of the epidemic prevention policy for inbound personnel, the epidemic situation in some areas may fluctuate, but there is a large increase. A rebound is unlikely.

  Regarding whether there will be a new peak, Liang Wannian, head of the expert group of the National Health Commission's Epidemic Response and Disposal Leading Group, said that many provinces have reached their peak, and some have shown a downward trend.

The possibility of a relatively large second or third wave of peaks caused by the flow of the Spring Festival cannot be ruled out, but the probability is relatively small, and even if there is, it will not be too large a peak.

  Zhang Boli, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, pointed out that the large migration of people during the Spring Festival travel will accelerate the spread of the city where the current infection rate is not high, and the countryside is weaker. If a large number of people move from the city to the countryside, it will directly lead to an increase in the risk of infection and infection, which will aggravate and accelerate the spread of the epidemic in the region. .

Therefore, there is a high probability that after the Spring Festival travel season, there will be a new wave of small peak infections.

Remote areas and rural areas with small and slow flow of people in the past need to focus on it. Relevant departments need to plan ahead and prepare medicines and medical resources to strengthen response.

Experts on the rebound of passenger flow at airports in many places reminded to take personal protection

  With the further optimization of the epidemic prevention policy, this year's Spring Festival travel passenger flow has increased significantly.

According to data from the State Council's joint prevention and control mechanism for Spring Festival travel work, on January 10, the fourth day of Spring Festival travel, the country's railways, highways, waterways, and civil aviation sent a total of 37.47 million passengers, an increase of 0.9% from the previous month, and a decrease of 46.9% from the same period in 2019. %, an increase of 45.1% over the same period in 2022.

  The passenger flow of airports in many places rebounded.

The passenger flow of Wuhan Tianhe Airport reached 51,000 on January 10. This is the first time since August 18, 2022 that the passenger flow has returned to 50,000 in a single day.

On the first day of the implementation of the "Class B and B Management", Shenzhen Airport welcomed and sent 104,000 passengers, which is a new breakthrough in single-day passenger flow since September 30 last year.

Since the Spring Festival travel rush, flights at the two airports in Beijing have shown a steady growth trend. It is estimated that 67,400 flights and 8.249 million passengers will be guaranteed during the 40 days of the Spring Festival travel rush.

On January 8, China implemented "Class B and B Control" for the infection of the new crown virus. According to the international epidemic situation and various service guarantee capabilities, the outbound travel of Chinese citizens was resumed in an orderly manner.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Hou Yu

  In addition, the General Office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism issued a notice on the 11th to abolish eight epidemic prevention and control guidelines for the cultural and tourism industries, involving travel agencies, entertainment venues, theaters and other performance venues, Internet access service business premises, scripted entertainment business venues, tourist attractions, etc. .

  Chang Zhaorui, a researcher at the Communication and Prevention Department of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, reminded that the current domestic epidemic of new coronavirus infection is still in different stages of epidemics, and personal protection is still required, and masks should be worn scientifically and standardizedly, especially when entering hospitals, shopping malls, supermarkets, indoor venues, and airports Stations and other public places with airtight environments and dense population, when taking public transportation such as airplanes, trains, subways, and van elevators, medical surgical masks and above masks should be worn in a standard manner throughout the process.

The 2023 Spring Festival travel season kicks off.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Wei Liang

Places where vulnerable people gather are still the focus of prevention and control

  After the implementation of the "Class B and B Management" measures, key populations, key institutions, and key places are still the focus of prevention and control.

Elderly care institutions, social welfare institutions and other places have many high-risk groups and concentrated personnel, and the risk of epidemic transmission is high.

Mi Feng, spokesman of China's National Health and Medical Commission, said at a press conference of the State Council's Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism on the 11th that health monitoring and early intervention should be strengthened to ensure that people at high risk of severe illness can be detected, referred and treated in a timely manner.

  In order to timely detect the epidemic situation in places where vulnerable groups such as pension institutions and social welfare institutions are concentrated, these places should carry out at least two daily temperature checks and monitoring of symptoms related to new crown infection of all personnel in these places, depending on whether the institution adopts closed management, Regular nucleic acid or antigen testing should be carried out for the staff and care recipients in the institution. If suspicious symptoms appear, nucleic acid or antigen testing should be taken in time.

  Chang Zhaorui also pointed out that these institutions should be managed in different areas to prevent cross-infection between different areas.

During the severe epidemic period, closed management shall be adopted in a timely manner after scientific assessment to prevent the risk of introduction and spread of the epidemic.

During the epidemic period, outsiders must make an appointment in advance when entering the institution, and hold a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 48 hours and a negative antigen test result on site.

It is necessary to clarify the designated hospitals for institutional treatment, establish a green channel with priority in medical treatment, and transfer and give priority to the treatment of infected persons in the institution as soon as possible.