As China emerges from 2 month containment phase and move into the mitigation stages, its experience is helping countries currently at the start of the COVID-19 cycle to plan their responses better. This is explored in an interview with WHO representative to China, Dr Gauden Galea, which is available here.
From 0:00 on April 8th, Wuhan lifted the control measures for the separation from Han to Hubei, and resumed external traffic in an orderly manner. Seventy-six days after the "closure of the city", Wuhan's access to the outside world was reopened.
This is undoubtedly a highlight of China's war epidemic.
This moment is of great significance.
It means that after more than two months of arduous and arduous battles, Wuhan's defense battle situation has been completely reversed, and the epidemic prevention and control situation has achieved important results in stages.
This new coronary pneumonia epidemic is a major public health emergency that has occurred in China since the founding of New China with the fastest spread, the widest infection range, and the most difficult prevention and control. For us, this is a crisis and a big exam.
This menacing epidemic is raging all over the world, and China, which was the first to be hit and tested by this major crisis, with its tremendous courage and courage, has blocked the spread of the local epidemic and became one of the best countries in the current epidemic prevention situation. .
This moment is hard-won.
——Difficulty of choice: Wuhan's "closing city" brave man broke his wrist, unprecedented in history.
In order to stop the spread of the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, in the early hours of January 23, on the eve of New Year's Eve and the new year approaching, Wuhan, known as the "nine provinces", decided to close the Lihan Channel from 10:00 on the same day The city chose "self-isolation". The brave man's broken wrist is unprecedented! No one thought that Wuhan would suddenly let the world watch for a long time in such a difficult, tragic, and courageous way.
——The size of the scale: more than 40,000 medical staff in white clothing and armor, going retrograde.
At the darkest moment of the epidemic, 42,600 medical personnel in other provinces resolutely bid farewell to their families. They were dressed in white armor and went out retrogradely. Together with medical personnel from Hubei, they fought day and night on the battlefield where smoke was invisible. Some of them are over 60 years old, some have postponed their marriage, and some have fallen on their posts forever ... without being heroic, they just chose to be fearless. In addition to the medical team that fights against the clock, there are also rescue forces and materials that are fighting for the day. Among them, more than 40,000 construction workers have worked hard to create a miracle of building the Vulcan Mountain and Thunder Mountain Hospital in more than ten days.
-The cost is heavy: 1.4 billion Chinese people join the war collectively and help each other.
This epidemic of the National War involves many people, no matter the front or the back, everyone is a soldier. One-to-one 14-day incubation period of isolation, one after another infection, close contact treatment, mediation, tracking, one after another community, village investigation, deployment, countless scheduled delays, countless volunteers Courageous and retrograde, the donation of countless caring people ... 1.4 billion people work together in the same boat.
At all costs, only for the well-being of the people. Regardless of the gains and losses, only the mountains and rivers are in good health. Difficulties and hardships, Yuru Yucheng. Rebirth, today, Wuhan finally waited for this moment!
At 0:00 on April 8, Wuhan reconnected with the world. At this moment, countless people burst into tears.
Looking back at the past 76 days, people may be sad, emotional, and forgetful, but for the people of the country, everything turns into two words: thanks.
It is precisely because of your perseverance and dedication that the epidemic situation can be controlled as soon as possible. When "closing the city", no one knows how long this battle will be fought. Presumably you have also been frightened and uneasy, but you still chose to trust and fight. Here, my mother told her child that she could not go out because there was a virus outside; people who visited relatives refunded their tickets because they were afraid of causing trouble to others; the community owner spontaneously became the "head of the group" and made shopping for everyone; Those who have always insisted on sending medical staff to work ...
Thank you, Wuhan! Thank you, Wuhan people!
Life is heavier than Mount Tai. In order to protect this oath, you closed the city gates. In the "drowsaw" with the virus, the lives of more than 2,000 compatriots will remain in this severe winter and early spring forever. This is a heroic Wuhan brand to China-history will not forget, history can not be forgotten.
Now, the city gate is reopening, maybe you have been in pain, or even despair, but I hope you can also try to open the heart gate, slowly walk out of sorrow, greet summer, autumn, winter, and the next spring ...
People are coming out, the city is going to live, Wuhan is recovering, Wuhan citizens are full of anticipation, and they are also full of energy.
However, the epidemic situation is not over yet, especially under the turbulent overseas epidemic situation, we must not relax at all! The opening of the city gate in Wuhan does not mean that all the alarms have been lifted, nor does it mean that the prevention and control measures for the epidemic have been relaxed.
Winter comes to spring, the seasons rotate. Wuhan, which was hit hard by the epidemic, finally came through and deserved to be a "hero city". But healed and healed, reorganized the mountains and rivers, and the battle was unfinished. Therefore, we still have to shout: Wuhan, come on!