Shanghai: More than 14 million people have been sampled for the first nucleic acid test in Puxi

Xinhua News Agency Shanghai, April 2 (reporter Yuan Quan, Hu Jiefei)According to a press conference on COVID-19 prevention and control in Shanghai held on April 2, as of 24:00 on April 1, more than 14 million people have been sampled for the first nucleic acid test in Puxi district of Shanghai, and tests are under way.On April 1, Shanghai reported 260 new locally confirmed COVID-19 cases and 6,051 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases.Of the 260 confirmed cases, eight were detected through closed-loop isolation control, 250 were detected through nucleic acid screening of people at risk, and two were confirmed cases of asymptomatic carriers.Of the 6,051 asymptomatic infected patients, 5,402 were found in closed-loop isolation control, and 649 were found in nucleic acid screening for people at risk.Wu Ganyu, a first-level inspector with the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission, said the increase in the number of new positive cases on Monday was due to wider screening.The current situation of the epidemic is grim and complex, and the task of prevention and control is extremely arduous.The first batch of containment screening related areas also issued a notice, the district of streets and towns for stepped control.The enclosed control area implements the policy of “area is closed, do not leave home”, and the control area implements the policy of “people do not leave the community, strictly prohibit gathering”.According to reports, the screening work in Puxi is still going on, and this batch involves a larger number of people, a larger scope of control, and more complicated situations.Wu ganyu said that nucleic acid screening should be done well to ensure that “no family or person is left behind”.At present, all emergency medical institutions at all levels in Shanghai have been opened under the premise of standardized epidemic prevention.A connection mechanism between communities and medical institutions has been established in all districts, and special personnel and special classes have been set up to smooth access to medical treatment.All village (neighborhood) committees in Shanghai collected the needs of key groups such as radio-chemotherapy, hemodialysis and pregnant women, and cooperated with hospitals determined by the district health commission to ensure medical security in the closed and controlled areas.Source: Xinhua

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