Chongqing further lowers COVID-19 response level
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- At the Press Conference on the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia) Epidemic in Chongqing held on March 24, Luo Lin, the Deputy Secretary General and Press Spokesman of Chongqing Municipal Government, introduced the relevant situation.
Chongqing has recently downgraded the emergency response to the third level
According to relevant national laws and regulations and the Special Emergency Plan for Public Health Emergencies in Chongqing, Chongqing COVID-19 Epidemic Prevention and Control Work Leading Group decided to adjust the emergency response level of public health emergencies in Chongqing from Level II to Level III from 24:00 on March 24.
Referring to the main basis of adjustment of the city’s epidemic prevention and control emergency response level, Luo Lin said that the epidemic prevention and control situation in Chongqing continued to be better. Since February 25, there has been no newly domestic confirmed case for 28 days in our city. On March 15, our city realized “double zero” of domestic confirmed cases and hospitalized cases. On March 20, according to the national zoning and grading standards, the risk level of all districts and counties in our city was adjusted to low risk level.
In addition, up to now, there has been no confirmed cases caused by the resumption of production and work. With the increase of the number of overseas returnees to Chongqing, although it brought great input pressure to the prevention and control of the epidemic in Chongqing, we have taken strict preventive measures and standardized operation procedures to achieve effective closed-loop management. At present, there are only 2 confirmed imported cases, and no local transmission cases caused by imported epidemic.
After a comprehensive study by experts, Chongqing COVID-19 Epidemic Prevention and Control Work Leading Group prudently made the decision of the emergency response level down.
About wearing a mask, taking temperature, isolating... Here are the answers to your concerns
Regarding several questions concerned by the public, Luo Lin answered questions about the use of Chongqing Health Code (Yukang Code) or health certificate. During the epidemic prevention and control, we hope that everyone will actively cooperate with the use of Chongqing Health Code to ensure that the epidemic prevention and control measures and health management that are closely related to the public can be effectively implemented. The mutual recognition of Chongqing Health Code and health certificate will continue to be implemented. Domestic people who travel to and fro Chongqing with Chongqing Health Code or health certificate will no longer be isolated. Except for the property communities and buildings with isolated medical observers at home, the remaining property communities and buildings completely canceled closed management.
About wearing masks. Experts suggested that people still need to wear masks in the following seven situations: 1. People with fever, coughing or sneezing; 2. People who go to medical institutions for medical treatment; 3. People who live together with people who are isolated at home and discharged from hospital; 4. People who go to bus stops, train stations, rail transit stations, airports, wharves, supermarkets, business circles, cinemas, KTV and other crowded venues; 5. People who take public transportation vehicles, public elevators, etc.; 6. People engaged in close service such as catering, department stores, sanitation, and hairdressing; 7. Other personnel who must wear masks in accordance with the industrial hygiene management regulations.
About the temperature test. We will continue to carry out temperature check at transportation and quarantine points, airports, railway stations, wharves, bus stations, rail transit stations, medical institutions, etc. In general, temperature check will not be carried out in other places. If it is necessary to carry out temperature testing, it shall be decided by each district or county according to the situation of epidemic prevention and control. The examination of body temperature after the resumption of school shall be stipulated separately.
About the problem of isolation of people from other places to Chongqing. The personnel from overseas and other domestic regions who come or return to Chongqing shall be subject to classified management. For those who come or return to Chongqing from countries and regions with serious epidemic situation, and those who have lived in the countries and regions with serious epidemic situation in recent 14 days, centralized medical quarantine and observation shall be carried out for 14 days. For those who come to Chongqing from countries and regions without serious epidemic situation, home-based or integrated TCM observation shall be carried out for 14 days. For people who come or return to Chongqing from other regions in China, those who hold Chongqing Health Code or health certificate shall be mutually recognized and no isolation medical observation shall be conducted.
Luo Lin said that after the public health emergency response level was lowered, while continuing to focus on the prevention and control of the epidemic, we need to speed up the full restoration of production and living order. We should be able to do both. (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)