January 5th, local time, the Swiss Federal Health Agency held a press conference, pointing out that the current situation of COVID-19 in the country is generally stable, but the R value of the basic infection in the whole territory is 0.89, and even eight cantons have a R value higher than 1, which is still higher than the target value of 0.8 set by the Swiss Federal Council.
The health department sampled seven states and detected mutant strains of COVID-19 in 28 samples, accounting for about 1% of the total sampling.
The health department recommends that all those who have come into contact with people from the United Kingdom should be tested and explained to assist relevant departments in responding to mutant strains in a timely manner.
The Swiss Federal Health Agency said that the country has now obtained 233,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, giving priority to residents over 75 years old, high-risk groups and their close contacts.
Vaccination has been launched in many places in Switzerland, aiming to reach all those who want to be vaccinated by this summer.
In addition, Switzerland will not adopt a strategy of delaying the second injection, with two injections at intervals of two weeks.
The agency also said that Switzerland will not relax prevention and control prematurely because of vaccination to avoid the outbreak of rebound, but does not consider suspending primary and secondary schools for the time being.
The health department will continue to track and try its best to stop the spread of mutant strains, if the epidemic situation worsens or new countermeasures will be taken.
According to local media reports, Switzerland is expected to receive about 500,000 doses of various vaccines in January and 1 million doses in February.
Switzerland began to vaccinate people against the novel coronavirus in the canton of Lucerne on December 23 last year, and vaccination operations across the country were launched on Monday.