What is the current pandemic situation in Nanjing?
Take NAT for 5 consecutive days?
Q&A on Notice No.26 is here!
Today, Nanjing government issued the “Notice on Implementing Intensive Measures for Screening Pandemic Risks at the Community Level (No. 26)". In order to curb the spread of the pandemic as soon as possible, comprehensively explore the risk points of pandemic prevention and control, and quickly cut the local pandemic transmission chain, residents in all districts in our city are being asked to take nucleic acid testing (NAT) every day for five consecutive days.
At this critical moment of pandemic prevention and control, why should NAT be carried out for 5 consecutive days? Under the "tight" prevention and control policy, should people pay attention to going out to public places, and coming to or returning to Nanjing? In view of the hot spots that the citizens know about, the following are the answers from the staff of Nanjing prevention and control mechanism in response to Covid-19.
Q: What is the current pandemic situation in Nanjing? What are the considerations for issuing Notice No. 26?
A: The "11.16" Outbreak related to Metro Line 3 involves all districts in the city. At present, the pandemic situation in our city is spreading at many points, and the number of newly infected people continues to grow. A certain number of infected people are being found at the community level, involving supermarkets, subway lines, restaurants, and other places. The hidden risk of spreading has increased, and the situation is severe and complicated.
If decisive measures are not taken in time, the number of infected people at the community level will increase rapidly, which will further aggravate the load on resources and efforts, such as epidemiological investigation and tracing, quarantine and control, medical treatment, and community prevention and control, which will not only greatly increase the difficulty of pandemic prevention and treatment, but also affect normal business production and orderly life of citizens.
In order to quickly level out the hidden transmission chain and quickly block the risk of pandemic spread, Nanjing has taken decisive measures of pandemic prevention and control, and we ask the public to give their support, cooperation, and understanding.
Q: Compared with some cities, the number of new cases in Nanjing is not too big. Are measures such as NAT for five consecutive days in all districts too strict?
A: According to the Protocol on Prevention and Control of Covid-19 (Edition 9) and 20 lists of optimization measures, it is specifically defined that the "four early" requirements should be implemented, the pandemic scale and processing time should be reduced, and the multi-channel monitoring, early warning and multi-point triggering mechanism of the pandemic should be further improved. The above-said Protocol on Prevention and Control of Covid-19 (Edition 9) and 20 lists of optimization measures have clearly defined the regional NAT after the local pandemic, requiring all localities to organize NAT based on the pandemic risk and according to the principle of classification.
The current pandemic virus spreads rapidly, spreading for one generation in two or three days on average, sometimes even faster, with strong contagion, concealment, and immune escape, and the situation is extremely severe. With such a fast speed of virus transmission, in order to control the disease, it is necessary to achieve "early detection" through NAT without knowing the source of infection, the movement of infected people, and the people contacted.
Q: Where can I quickly find the NAT points nearby?
Answer: You can pay attention to the announcements of NAT in various regions, or you can quickly and conveniently find the nearest NAT point on the "NAT Point Map" in Nanjing.
In "Healthy Nanjing" WeChat official account, click "Epidemic Prevention and Control"-"NAT Point Map" to enter the map, and the information of different types of NAT points in all districts of the city can be seen at a glance. What NAT points are around? What time is it open? How to get to there? NAT POINT MAP can all help!
Please allow this program to use your location information, so as to provide you with the nearby NAT point information more accurately.
However, the public should be reminded that the function, address and opening hours of the points may change, so the public should check the inquiry again before departure. During the testing process, please wear a mask in a standard manner, keep a safe distance, and do not get close together or gather in public.
Q: During the "strict prevention and control", what should citizens pay attention to entering and leaving public places?
A: Citizens are requested to do all kinds of protection, wear masks, do not spit, wash their hands when they arrive home, and actively scan codes to cooperate with the implementation of various prevention and control measures.
When entering shopping malls, supermarkets, large farmers markets and other places where people gather, entering airports, railway stations, and other places where people move frequently, please strictly implement the prevention and control measures such as scanning "Venue Code", temperature measurement, code checking (Jiangsu Health Codes, Travel-History Card), and wearing masks. When entering outdoor places such as scenic spots and parks, it is also necessary to strictly implement the requirements of wearing masks, scanning the "Venue Code", and avoiding peak times.
When entering various public places and take various means of transportation, please cooperate in providing negative NAT results within the corresponding time.
Q: What should people who come (return) to Nanjing pay attention to?
Answer: People coming (returning) to Nanjing from other cities must register, report and cooperate with the "testing upon arrival". Please be noticed that you should stay at home as much as possible before the results of the "testing upon arrival" come out. You should wear a mask all the way if you have to go out, and please follow the "Four NOTs" requirements.
Please register in advance through the Information Declaration System for People Coming (or Returning) to Nanjing if you plan to come (or return) to Nanjing, report to your work units, communities or hotels of your stay, and cooperate with the implementation of health management measures.
Recently, a number of provinces in China have been experiencing cluster outbreaks at the same time, showing a multi-point, multi-place and multi-source outbreak situation. There are also outbreaks in many cities in the province, and the pressure of “preventing both imported cases and domestic resurgence” in Nanjing continues to increase. "Testing upon arrival" is an important measure to prevent imported pandemic.
All those who come (or return) to Nanjing should take one NAT (testing upon arrival) within 12 hours after arriving. Moreover, please take one NAT each for the following three days, and stay at home until negative results are available. Please participate in NAT in various districts as required three days after your arrival.
Q: What will happen if you don't cooperate with the implementation of various prevention and control measures?
Answer: Those who fail to carry out NAT according to the regulations will be given yellow code for Jiangsu Health Code. If the personnel who come (return) to Nanjing fail to report or participate in NAT according to regulations, their health codes will turn yellow.
The current pandemic situation needs the cooperation of all people of the whole city. Everyone is responsible for his or her own health, and is also responsible for the health of Nanjing as a whole. We need your understanding and support, and we will work together to cut off the chain of pandemic spread as quickly as possible.