As people leave their hometowns for cities where they work and live, the prevention and control of the epidemic is faced with a tough challenge.
To deal with the pressure and risk caused by the increased population mobility, a solid defense should be built with the efforts of millions of travelers. In view of the current situation, it is impossible for the administration alone to fulfill this difficult task, no matter how resourceful they are. Publicity of prevention and control should be carried out in this period by reminding visitors of the details of self-protection. In particular, the steps for epidemic prevention during the Spring Festival rush are different from those used at home. So relevant parties need to provide guidance to ensure passengers can fully acquaint themselves with the method.
Online work is also necessary to control the outbreak during the travel rush. If passengers are exposed to the novel coronavirus during the journey, the transportation department should have a team for data analysis to provide information through big data technology. In addition to helping hospitals and government to carry out their work, it can also serve as a platform for the public to get information and adopt corresponding measures such as regular prevention, self-monitored quarantine or visit to the hospital.
(This is an edited excerpt of an article originally published in Youth.cn on February 1)