More than 1600 new cases of COVID-19 in Shanghai | From “all” to “regions”, how will Shanghai respond after the adjustment of nucleic acid testing guidelines?

2022-05-14 0 By

The Shanghai Municipal Health Commission announced this morning (March 25) that 29 new COVID-19 cases and 1,580 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were reported from 00:00 to 24:00 on March 24, 2022. Among them, 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,455 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were found in isolation and control, while the rest were found in related risk groups.Twelve new COVID-19 cases imported from abroad and five asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were detected through closed-loop control.Shanghai is in a critical period of epidemic prevention and control.Recently, the first batch of 40 special vehicles for epidemic prevention have been delivered to the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention and all district CENTERS for Disease control and Prevention.These vehicles will be used for on-site disinfection, sample testing and sample transportation, according to the report.Nucleic acid detection vehicle flow is mainly used for the sampling, the car is equipped with a modular assembly work station of the experimental and field testing instrument module, as well as the positioning system (GPS), personal protective box set, vehicle disinfection equipment, medical waste recycling equipment, decontamination, barrels, etc., can quickly and efficiently in the community, enterprises to carry out the nucleic acid testing services, reduce staff travel, lessen the pressure detection of nucleic acids.The sample transfer vehicle has large space to accommodate multiple medical equipment and also carries on-board refrigerators for the refrigerated transfer of specific samples.The disinfection vehicle is equipped with fixed and portable disinfection equipment for disinfection, generators that can charge independently for disinfection equipment, and disinfection equipment for personnel and facilities disinfection, to ensure the dual safety of medical personnel and the environment in the disinfection work.It is understood that the batch of 40 special vehicles for epidemic prevention is designed to quickly meet the growing demand for mobile nucleic acid testing and transportation in Shanghai.When the special vehicles are put into use, they will help Shanghai improve its nucleic acid testing capacity and ensure the safety of the testing process.From “full staff” to “regional”, how will Shanghai respond after the adjustment of “Guide”?Recently, the NHC has revised the Guidelines for The Implementation of Novel Coronavirus Nucleic Acid Testing organizations for All Coronavirus Patients (Second Edition) and formed the Guidelines for the Implementation of Regional Novel Coronavirus Nucleic Acid Testing Organizations (Third Edition) (hereinafter referred to as the Guidelines).What adjustments have been made to the new edition of the Guide?What does Shanghai do?Wu Jinglei, director of Shanghai Municipal Health Commission, made the remarks at a press conference on COVID-19 prevention and control in Shanghai on Thursday.According to Wu jinglei, the third edition of the Guidelines mainly has three important adjustments: first, the delineation of nucleic acid testing areas is more refined.The word “all personnel” in the second edition of the Guidelines has been changed to “area”, the size of which is determined by the needs of epidemic prevention and control.Taking regional screening in Shanghai as an example, the city adopted the method of cutting and grid promotion to expand screening coverage. From March 16 to 20, Shanghai carried out large-scale nucleic acid screening in key and non-key areas.On this basis, according to the distribution of abnormal screening personnel, further narrow the key areas, and on this basis, more scientific segmentation, continue to carry out accurate screening for high-risk areas.Find out the potential close connections and secondary close connections more quickly, manage the risk sources in time, and speed up the investigation.Second, the time limit for completing nucleic acid testing has been shortened.The second edition of the Guidelines requires that “cities with a population of less than five million should complete nucleic acid testing for all their staff within two days, and cities with a population of more than five million should complete nucleic acid testing for all their staff within three days”.The third edition of the Guidelines calls for nucleic acid tests to be completed within 24 hours in designated areas in view of the rapid spread and strong concealment of the Omicron strain.This requirement is in line with the current prevention and control requirements of “fast control, strive to stay ahead of the virus”.The third is to optimize the “acquisition, delivery, inspection, report” and other links.Nucleic acid testing not only includes community staff launching, volunteers maintaining order, and medical staff sampling and testing, but also includes important information support, matching and dispatching of sampling and testing, rapid disposal of positive results, material support, medical waste disposal, news and publicity, and comprehensive coordination.On the basis of absorbing the experience of nucleic acid screening throughout the country, the third edition of the Guide has strengthened these important links, requiring local governments to set up special classes, which provides organizational guarantee for realizing the rapid allocation, integration and function of resources in a shorter time.In the next step, Shanghai will, in accordance with the requirements of the third edition of The State Council, refine the organization and implementation plan, strengthen personnel staffing, improve the work process, strengthen the coordination and precise scheduling of the whole process of “acquisition, delivery, inspection and reporting”, sum up experience in practice, and continuously improve nucleic acid detection capacity.Source: Published in Shanghai, CCTV News first review Editor: Wang Yanyan Chief Editor: Ye Hong Review Officer: Yin Shuhong Director of Supervision: Chen Taicang Supervision: Wu Xiao Chen Xiyu Chief Supervisor: Chen Zhenshi recommended reading ↓↓↓