China News Service, January 29th. He Qinghua, a first-level inspector of the National Health Commission's Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention, said on the 29th that at present, the local epidemic situation in my country is sporadic, but the overall epidemic situation has remained stable, and local clustered epidemics occurred in some areas. Some have been extinguished, and some are in the process of orderly disposal.

On January 29, the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council held a press conference.

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  The Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council held a press conference on January 29 to introduce the situation of epidemic prevention and control during the festival. At the meeting, a reporter asked: Recently, there have been reports of local clusters of epidemics in some areas. What is the current situation of the epidemic in the country? What about the situation of spillover and proliferation?

  In this regard, He Qinghua said that at present, the local epidemic situation in my country is showing local sporadic distribution, but the overall epidemic situation has remained stable.

  The epidemics in Henan, Guangdong and other provinces have gradually entered the final stage, and basically the risk of community infection has been effectively controlled within an incubation period.

Recently, the newly discovered epidemic in Hebei District, Tianjin is related to the previous local epidemic in Jinnan District.

The clustered epidemic in the border areas of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, has a limited scope and has been effectively controlled in a short period of time.

  The related epidemic that occurred in Fengtai, Beijing on January 18 spread to 5 provinces including Beijing, Hebei, Shandong, Shanxi and Liaoning. The chain of transmission between cases was generally clear, the upward trend of the epidemic was initially curbed, and the risk of community spread was reduced. During the critical period of prevention and control, risk personnel investigation and control measures are being carried out in an orderly manner.

  In the outbreak that occurred in Horgos, Xinjiang on the 23rd, the virus sequencing result was a variant of Omicron. The epidemic involved a wide range of occupations, and a certain degree of community transmission had occurred in the local area.

At present, there are no signs of the spread of the epidemic.

  Those infected with the epidemic in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang on January 25 all have clear epidemiological correlations, the transmission chain is relatively clear, and there is still a risk of community spread of the epidemic in the local area.

The sequencing result of the outbreak virus that occurred in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province on the 26th was the Omicron variant. The cases were mainly concentrated in Hangzhou, and scattered spillover cases were found in Hubei, Guizhou, Jiangxi and Henan. At present, the scope of the epidemic is relatively limited, and the transmission chain is generally clear. The epidemic is still in the stage of rapid development, and various prevention and control work such as risk area control and spillover risk group investigation are being accelerated.