Mutant virus emergency… From the 24th, it is mandatory for all immigration to submit voice confirmations :: sympathetic media Newsis news agency ::

80 cases found in Korea… Insufficient self-isolation, risk of transmission of quarantine exemptions
Voice confirmation before entry → Immediately after entry → Triple inspection before isolation
Strengthening quarantine from Africa from the 22nd… Consideration of poor surveillance system
Whole genome→transformation of displacement site analysis… As if the period will be 3-4 days

[인천공항=뉴시스]Reporter Park Joo-seong = At ​​the arrival hall of Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 2nd, overseas immigrants are receiving guidance from quarantine officials. On the 1st, Jung Eun-kyung, head of the Central Defense Response Headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Bang Dae-bon), announced through a regular briefing that the number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) mutation among domestic immigrants increased by 7 in a week to a total of 34. 2021.02.02. [email protected]
[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Lim Jae-hee and Jeong Seong-won = Starting on the 24th, all domestic and foreign visitors must bring a new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) gene amplification (PCR) negative confirmation when entering the country. All foreign visitors will undergo a total of 3 PCR tests’before entry-immediately after entry-before quarantine release.

The quarantine authorities plan to designate additional countries for strengthening quarantine by measuring the risk of mutant viruses by country. In addition, it has decided to increase the speed of analysis by expanding the genome analysis agency for mutant viruses from two to eight and simplifying the analysis method.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on the 10th that it would strengthen response to the mutant virus through a press conference.

As the mutant virus from the UK, South Africa, and Brazil spread around the world, the mutant virus was introduced into Korea. To date, a total of 80 confirmed cases of mutant virus infection have been confirmed by the quarantine authorities.

Of these, 44 were found during the entry stage and 22 during the quarantine stage. The remaining 14 were infected and transmitted from self-quarantine.

Among the cases in Korea infected by the N-th spread of the mutant virus, 3 cases (6 people) were transmitted within the family and 1 case (8 relatives) was transmitted to the community.

In addition to the transmission of mutant viruses due to insufficient self-isolation, the possibility of transmission to the community by quarantine exemptions cannot be excluded. It is estimated that 54 people were infected at meat processing companies located in Chungbuk and Jeonbuk by quarantine exemptions from Japan.

Accordingly, the quarantine authorities are strengthening quarantine so that the mutant virus does not enter the country.

Beginning on the 24th, all domestic and foreign visitors entering the country must submit a PCR negative confirmation upon entry. Earlier, on the 8th of last month, a negative PCR confirmation was submitted to foreigners, but this measure is to be extended to all foreigners. Through this, a total of three inspections will be conducted’before entering the country-immediately after entering the country-before decontainment.

Considering the risk and share of mutant viruses by country, a’country for strengthening quarantine’ is designated. As of the 9th, four places were designated as countries to strengthen quarantine: the Philippines, Nepal, the UK, and South Africa. For these countries, measures such as restrictions on flights, suspension of new visa issuance, strengthening of fever standards (body temperature of 37.5 → 37.3 degrees), and diagnostic tests in temporary living facilities immediately after entering the country.

In particular, from the 22nd, the same strengthened quarantine measures as those entering South Africa will be applied to those entering 54 countries in Africa. This is a measure that takes into account the risk of mutant virus in South Africa and the poor medical and surveillance system in Africa.

In the future, the issuance of quarantine exemptions will be suspended for countries with a large number of mutant viruses.

In addition, a’overseas immigrant management officer’ is designated for each city, county and district to monitor the quarantine status and symptoms at least twice a day. In addition, all confirmed overseas inflows are quarantined in a single room to block the spread of the mutant virus.

It also strengthens the ability to analyze mutant virus genomes.

The mutant virus genome analysis agency will be expanded from the existing two to eight by next month. Specifically, in addition to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and one private institution, which are currently being analyzed, five disease response centers and two or three private institutions plan to analyze genomes.

The analysis method is also simplified and quickly analyzed by analyzing only the mutation site in the existing overall analysis method. This can reduce the time required for analysis from the current 5-7 days to at least 3 days.

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