Written by: Ermat
According to Beijing Business News on January 3, the epidemic situation remains serious and complex at the beginning of 2022. The number of notifications on January 3 shows that although the number of new confirmed cases in Xi’an has dropped to less than 100, the number of high-risk areas is still increasing. Ningbo has reported a cumulative total of 16 confirmed cases.
On January 2, 2022, 90 new local confirmed cases were reported in Xi’an, which is the first time that Xi’an has dropped below 100 new confirmed cases on a single day after eight consecutive days of over 100 new cases. At present, a total of 1,663 locally confirmed cases have been reported in Xi’an in the current round of the outbreak. All cases have been transferred to designated hospitals for isolation and treatment. Since 2022.
On January 1, seven confirmed cases of the coronavirus were reported in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. three more confirmed cases were added between 00:00 and 15:00 on January 2, for a cumulative total of ten confirmed cases. But this is only the official number. From 14:30 on January 1, Ningbo Beilun District launched a level 1 emergency response and implemented closed management. Even the convoy from Beilun District to pick up the bride was stopped at the Chaiqiao toll gate of Chuanshanshugang Expressway on the expressway. The local traffic police team also confirmed on the 2nd that the married convoy was asked to return to Beilun and was not allowed to leave.
As Beijing prepares to hold the Winter Olympic Games, there are extremely strict measures for those who enter the city. Therefore, on the first day of the New Year, flights from Ningbo to Beijing were cancelled and the sale of train tickets from Ningbo to Beijing was stopped, with free refunds for those already sold. In addition, 54 bus lines in Beilun District were temporarily suspended. Early on January 2, Zhejiang Province deployed 3,000 medical personnel from the province to help Beilun, and with more than 4,000 medical personnel already in Ningbo, there are now more than 7,000 local medical personnel to form a special nucleic acid testing team.
In early December last year, an outbreak occurred in Zhenhai District, Ningbo, with three confirmed cases reported, five asymptomatic infections, and three positive initial screening cases. According to official media reports, on December 6 and 7, Ningbo hospitals deployed more than 4,000 medical personnel to assist Zhenhai. And that time, there were ten cases in Beilun District, Ningbo, the city’s more than 4,000 medical and nursing staff was not enough. More people need to be deployed across the province.
In addition, in Hebei Shijiazhuang, Tangshan, Cangzhou and many other places an emergency notice was issued, requiring visitors from Xi’an, Yan’an, Guangxi Fangchenggang, Tongzhou, Cebu, Dongguan, Wuxi, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Harbin, Qiqihar, Hulunbeier and other cities to undergo nucleic acid testing as soon as possible. Thus, it seems that the situation of epidemic prevention in Hebei is not optimistic either. In a live broadcast on December 29, 2021, Mr. Guo Wengui said, “The next outbreak will be in Hebei, from Shijiazhuang, Langfang, Zhangjiakou to Chengde, and then another outbreak will be in Jiangsu and Zhejiang, and then Guangzhou and Wuhan.”