(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Partially distributed epidemics superimposed on the peak of the Spring Festival return journey and China's post-holiday epidemic prevention measures cannot be relaxed

  China News Agency, Beijing, February 8 (Reporter Li Chun) Recently, local confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia have appeared in Beijing, Tianjin, Heilongjiang, Guangxi, Guangdong and other provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities), and there are still local sporadic clusters in mainland China. Sexual Epidemic.

At the same time, the Spring Festival travel will usher in the peak of the return journey. How to properly prevent the epidemic under this situation is a major test for China's recent epidemic prevention and control work.

  The Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council of China held a press conference on the 8th on the prevention and control of the epidemic during and after the Spring Festival.

He Qinghua, a first-level inspector of the National Health Commission's Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention, said at the meeting that it is necessary to strengthen the safe and orderly flow of personnel, effectively implement the "four early" prevention and control measures, and continue to do a good job in the prevention and control of the new crown epidemic.

Yu Changguo, deputy director of the Market Management Department of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, also pointed out that although the Spring Festival holiday has ended, "our epidemic prevention and control work cannot be slack."

  Looking back at the Spring Festival this year, the epidemic prevention and control situation in mainland China was generally stable, but there were still local clusters of epidemics.

  He Qinghua said that the epidemic situation in Beijing and Tianjin is generally under control.

Seven infected persons have been reported in the epidemic in Heihe, Heilongjiang, and the virus sequence results show that it is a variant of Omicron. This epidemic is a local epidemic caused by a new source of overseas import. There must be a risk of spreading spillovers.

  The Guangdong-Shenzhen Omicron-related epidemic has spread to 9 cities in Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hunan. The epidemics in Yunfu, Huizhou, Meizhou, Heyuan and other places in Guangdong that have been affected have been brought under control.

Shenzhen found 2 cases of infection in the control area on February 6, indicating that the epidemic still has the risk of spreading.

  It is worth paying attention to the recent epidemic in Baise, Guangxi.

According to data from the National Health and Medical Commission, 65 new local cases were reported in mainland China on the 7th, of which 64 were in Baise.

In addition, according to the press conference on the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in Baise City on the afternoon of the 8th, from 12:00 on the 7th to 12:00 on the 8th, Baise added 27 new local confirmed cases.

  From February 5 to 12:00 on February 8, a total of 126 local confirmed cases have been reported in Baise, Guangxi.

  He Qinghua said that the epidemic situation in Baise, Guangxi is rapidly rising.

More than 80% of the infected people in this outbreak lived in the same natural village, and the spatial clustering was obvious.

Due to the long period of hidden transmission in the community, the many trajectories of personnel activities, and the high mobility of personnel during the Spring Festival, the risk of further transmission and spread is high.

  At the same time, the Spring Festival travel has entered the peak period of returning to work and returning to work.

Wu Shiping, deputy director of the labor and health department of China National Railway Group, said that from the big data of ticket sales, the peak passenger flow for return transport is expected to occur from February 16 to 19, with an average of 9 million to 10 million passengers per day.

  In the face of the peak of return transportation and the risk of epidemic spread, epidemic prevention and control must coordinate passenger travel needs and epidemic prevention and control requirements.

In this regard, the railway department will take targeted measures to provide a maximum of 10.5 million passengers per day during the peak passenger flow period.

For Wuhan, Nanchang, Chengdu-Chongqing, Hefu and other areas with peak return passenger flow, sufficient capacity will be allocated to provide relaxed travel conditions.

  Han Jinghua, deputy director of the Transportation Service Department of the Ministry of Transport, also said that he will guide the transportation departments of various regions to communicate and cooperate closely with relevant departments, actively guide key passenger flow groups to return to work in staggered times, avoid peak hours and start school, and adopt "point-to-point" transportation methods to protect passengers. Return to work in a safe and orderly manner.

  When it comes to how to achieve safe and orderly travel for those returning from the Spring Festival, He Qinghua reminded "three sentences": strictly limit travel, do not travel unless necessary, and do not go unless necessary.

  The so-called "strict restrictions on travel" refers to the strict restrictions on travel by people in the counties (cities, districts, and flags) where the epidemic occurred and where the medium and high-risk areas are located.

  "Non-essential travel" refers to other non-epidemic counties (cities, districts, and flags) in the city where the medium and high-risk areas are located, and personnel do not travel unless necessary.

  "Not necessary to go" means not to travel to medium and high-risk counties (cities, districts, and flags) with epidemics unless necessary, and those who have arrived must abide by local epidemic prevention and control requirements.

  On the other hand, the continuous promotion of new coronavirus vaccination is still a powerful measure to prevent and control the epidemic.

According to the press conference, as of February 7, a total of 3,010.669 million doses of the new coronavirus vaccine have been reported nationwide, and the total number of vaccinated people has reached 1,266.426 million, accounting for 89.8% of the total population; 1,228.34 million people have been vaccinated throughout the whole process, accounting for the total 87.1% of the population.

  He Qinghua pointed out that the next step will guide all localities to continue to strengthen the vaccination of the new crown virus, provide more convenient and humanized services for the people, improve the enthusiasm of the elderly for vaccination, and enhance the anti-virus ability of the elderly.

  At the same time, the new coronavirus vaccine will be further strengthened to provide more reliable immune protection.

"I hope everyone will continue to be actively vaccinated, and help the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic while ensuring their own health." (End)