National Health Commission: Blindly “overweighting” returning home to prevent epidemics is “lazy government”
China News Service, January 31st. In response to the “one size fits all” situation in some places regarding the health monitoring and nucleic acid testing of returnees, the spokesperson of the National Health Commission and Deputy Director of the Publicity Department Mi Feng said at a press conference on the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council on the 31st, “It is not only a lazy policy, but also a waste of precious resources for epidemic prevention.”
On January 31, the State Council’s joint prevention and control mechanism helped the people celebrate the Chinese New Year During the Spring Festival, a press conference was held on epidemic prevention and control. At the meeting, a reporter asked: Although the country has made it clear that when implementing epidemic prevention policies in various places, it cannot be “overweighted” or “one size fits all”. However, there are still netizens who report that some places have shortened holding a nucleic acid negative certificate within 7 days to within 3 days, and some have changed home health monitoring to require home isolation, and even some places have blocked and locked doors for returning people. How should you evaluate these situations?
Mi Feng said that in some places recently, there has been an “overweight” in areas such as health monitoring and nucleic acid testing of returnees, and there is also a “one size fits all” situation, which has aroused widespread concern in the whole society. This caused dissatisfaction among some affected people. On the basis of summing up the experience and lessons of the previous stage, the state formulates epidemic prevention and control policies during the Spring Festival travel season in accordance with the law. It is also to reduce the risk of the spread of the epidemic as much as possible to protect the health of the people. It is by no means to set the Spring Festival reunion beyond prevention and control. Need barriers.
Mi Feng said that “overweighting” and “one size fits all” are both a lazy policy and a waste of precious epidemic prevention resources. All localities must standardize and implement the epidemic prevention and control requirements during the Spring Festival transport period in 2021. Accurately do the relevant work of epidemic prevention and control, and must not “overweight” or “overweight” on the basis of existing policies without authorization, and must not engage in “one size fits all” in work.
Mi Feng mentioned that, specifically, for provinces other than Beijing, there must be “six nos”. People from other places should not be arbitrarily prohibited from returning to their hometowns for the New Year, and returnees should not be concentrated and isolated at home. Measures, do not conduct nucleic acid testing for non-key populations who migrate across provinces to cities in low-risk areas, do not check nucleic acid test certificates for non-key populations who return home from low-risk areas in the province, do not conduct home health monitoring for returnees in the province, and do not arbitrarily extend The duration of home health monitoring.
Mi Feng pointed out that all localities should rectify their deviations in a timely manner. The State Council’s Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism Comprehensive Team will pay close attention to the implementation of local policies. If the implementation of policies obviously does not meet the requirements, they will be notified and require immediate rectification.