“The returnees should return home with the negative results of effective nucleic acid test of new coronavirus within 7 days. After returning home, they should carry out home health monitoring for 14 days. During the period, they will not gather or flow, and carry out nucleic acid test every 7 days.” Recently, the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control program in rural areas in winter and spring has been deployed for the prevention of epidemic diseases in rural areas and returning home.
How to delimit returnees? How to obtain nucleic acid test certificate? Who will check the nucleic acid test certificate? The National Health Commission responded to public concerns and answered relevant questions.
Why should we strengthen the management of epidemic prevention and control for the returnees?
Since the beginning of winter, sporadic cases and local aggregated epidemic situation in rural areas have increased significantly, seriously affecting the local normal production and life order. The ability of prevention and control in rural areas is weak, and it is difficult to prevent and control the epidemic situation. Especially, the number of people returning home during the Spring Festival transportation is significantly increased, and the flow of people is increased, which will further increase the risk of epidemic transmission.
In order to strictly implement the prevention and control strategy of internal anti rebound, it is necessary to strengthen the management of epidemic prevention and control for returning personnel. Nucleic acid testing is an effective means to find new coronavirus infected people as soon as possible. It is required that the returning personnel should hold the negative certificate of nucleic acid testing, which can effectively reduce the risk of the epidemic spreading into rural areas and ensure everyone to spend a healthy and safe spring festival.
What groups of returnees are included in the work plan?
Returnees referred to in the work programme refer to those returning to rural areas from other places.
It mainly includes: first, the cross provincial returnees; second, the returnees from the cities where the medium and high-risk areas are located in the province (the personnel in the medium and high-risk areas are not mobile in principle); third, the key groups in the province, such as the employees of imported cold chain food, the employees of port direct contact with imported goods, the employees of isolation places, and the employees of means of transportation.
How to get the negative proof of nucleic acid test before returning home?
The returnees can test in any medical institution, disease control institution or third-party testing institution with nucleic acid testing qualification at the place of departure or destination, and return to rural areas with nucleic acid testing negative certificate within 7 days or health pass code “green code” containing nucleic acid testing negative information within 7 days.
Who is responsible for checking the negative certificate of nucleic acid test?
The local village committee should be informed before returning home. After returning home, the village committee should check the nucleic acid test negative certificate within 7 days or the health pass code “green code” containing nucleic acid test negative information within 7 days.
When did you return home with negative nucleic acid test certificate?
Returning home with nucleic acid test negative certificate will be implemented from January 28 to March 8.
Do you need isolation after returning home with negative nucleic acid test certificate?
After returning home with nucleic acid test negative certificate, there is no need to isolate, but it needs to carry out 14 days of home health monitoring, do a good job of body temperature and symptom monitoring, do not go out or gather unnecessarily, do a good job of personal protection when you have to go out, and do a nucleic acid test on the 7th and 14th day after returning home.
For those who return home less than 14 days, the requirements of home health monitoring and nucleic acid testing shall be implemented according to the actual time of return home.
How to implement the policy?
All localities should determine the scope of rural areas according to the local actual situation and national policies, formulate the implementation rules of the province, and provide relevant supporting services.