|Provincial Secretary Visits Yiwu|
Yuan Jiajun, secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee, visits the staff members at Yiwu’s COVID-19 Prevention and Control Headquarters and listens to the work report on epidemic prevention and control. (Photographed by Hu Yuanyong)
On August 13, Yuan Jiajun, secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee, inspected and guided the epidemic prevention and control work in Yiwu. He stressed that Yiwu should thoroughly study and implement the important instructions of President Xi Jinping on the overall planning of epidemic prevention and control as well as economic and social development. In addition, Yiwu should deepen its understanding of the new characteristics of Omicron subvariant BA.5.2, reasonably allocate various resources, promote the implementation of relevant policies and regulations, and further optimize the specific methods of epidemic prevention and control, so as to win the fight against the epidemic through scientific measures, efficient coordination, and primary-level governance.
At Yiwu’s COVID-19 Prevention and Control Headquarters, Yuan visited the staff members of the special working groups for epidemic prevention and control and presided over a meeting to study the current situation of epidemic prevention and control. The spokespeople of the Jinhua, Yiwu, and Zhejiang provincial epidemic prevention and control offices made reports. Yuan pointed out that Omicron subvariant BA.5.2 is highly transmissible and spreads faster than previous subvariants. Worse, Yiwu’s large-scale population flow and the extremely hot weather have brought even greater challenges to epidemic prevention and control. Yiwu has formed a clear understanding of the tactical methods it should take against the epidemic after several days of hard work, but the key is to implement these methods appropriately to quickly bring the epidemic under control. Yiwu’s Party members should take the lead in setting an example and shoulder more responsibilities in the fight against this round of the epidemic.
Yuan emphasized that Yiwu should constantly improve work efficiency and establish a closed-loop management mechanism to timely spot infections and provide treatment for them. Moreover, Yiwu should carry out regional lockdowns to control the epidemic and improve its primary-level management to prevent dereliction and sloth in its administration. Yiwu should scientifically set the conditions for ending lockdowns, prevent cross infection, and improve safety management in key aspects, places, and processes, especially in facilities for centralized isolation and quarantine. Yiwu should mobilize the public to form a strong joint force to support epidemic prevention and control as well as primary-level governance. Yiwu should ensure the supply of essential goods during the hot weather and respond to the reasonable demands of people and companies in a timely manner. It is necessary to strictly supervise the work of relevant departments and seriously hold them accountable for failure to take responsibility, for inaction, and for slow action in epidemic prevention and control. Yiwu should curb the possible spillover of the epidemic to other areas, and put personnel entering Zhejiang from high-risk areas outside the province under closed-loop management, so as to facilitate overall epidemic prevention and control in the province.
During his visit to Yiwu, Yuan inspected key venues and guided epidemic prevention and control. At Yiwu Hotel, a designated facility for centralized isolation and quarantine, Yuan inspected the implementation of the centralized isolation measures and expressed his thanks to the front-line personnel for their work in epidemic prevention and control. He stressed that the hotel should standardize the operation and management of the isolation facility and ensure the effectiveness of isolation measures. In the Yi’an Community, Houzhai Subdistrict, Yuan inspected the community’s measures taken for regional lockdowns. He also required that the community should scientifically allocate resources to support the fight against the epidemic. At the Yiwu exit of the Hangzhou-Jinhua-Quzhou Expressway, Yuan inspected the epidemic prevention and control work at the traffic checkpoints and expressed his thanks to the front-line personnel. He urged them to strictly check and verify the information and implement the unified issuance and management of passes.
Provincial leaders Chen Yijun, Xu Wenguang, Cheng Yuechong, Wang Chengguo, and municipal leaders Zhu Chonglie and Xing Zhihong accompanied the visits. (Translated by Jin Haiqiong, edited by Kendra Fiddler)