The concealment of omicron transmission is enhanced. How can individuals protect themselves?City disease control experts give advice

Qingdao Daily/Sea News March 25 – Today, Qingdao held a press conference on epidemic prevention and control work.Sea news reporters learned from the press conference that since March, local COVID-19 outbreaks in Qingdao have all been caused by the Omikron variant strain.Through whole-gene sequencing traceability analysis, the evolutionary clades are different, and the most common are the evolutionary clades of Omicron mutant BA.1 and BA.2.The characteristics of omicron variant strains are as follows: first, the transmission speed is fast. Compared with the previous variant strains, the incubation period and passage speed have increased.Second, the infectivity is strong, the transmission force is 3-5 times of the Delta mutant strain;Third, the transmission of hidden enhanced, no symptoms or symptoms of the infected, some only show dry throat, sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose and other upper respiratory symptoms.It is more difficult to detect and more likely to cause scattered or concentrated outbreaks.According to jiang Fachun, deputy director of the Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in the face of the omicron variant strain, the current epidemic prevention policies and measures are still effective, citizens should adhere to personal protection in daily life and work: first, wear masks, wear masks correctly in public places, regular replacement;Second, wash hands frequently. Hand hygiene is very important. Wash hands with running water and soap (or hand sanitizer) for no less than 20 seconds.Third, it is important to keep a social safety distance from others.Four is regular ventilation, indoor ventilation more Windows, maintain air circulation;Five is the separate meal system, healthy diet, wrong peak and wrong time to eat, table food to use chopsticks;Sixth, monitor your personal health. If you have suspected COVID-19 symptoms, you should seek medical attention in a timely manner.Seventh, vaccination. COVID-19 vaccination remains the most economical and effective means to prevent COVID-19. Full vaccination and timely vaccination can help improve the resistance of individuals to the novel coronavirus.8. Do not go to high-risk countries or regions if necessary. If necessary, you can log on to The State Council client in advance to check the epidemic prevention policies of various regions and cooperate with the implementation of health management measures in accordance with relevant requirements.(Qingdao Daily/Sea View News reporter Wang Shifeng)

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