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    On the first working day after the National Day holiday, Zhejiang tourists stranded in Xinjiang began to work remotely

    Tourists stranded in Xinjiang began to work remotely


    2021-10-08 11:28:30

    Qianjiang Evening News · Hourly News Correspondent Chen Xinyi
    The National Day holiday is over and on the first day of construction, how are the tourists stranded in Yili, Xinjiang?

    Earlier, Qianjiang Evening News · Hour News followed up and reported Zhejiang tourists stranded in Horgos Hotel and Huiyuan East Toll Station.
    According to CCTV News, in accordance with the unified arrangement of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture New Crown Pneumonia Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters, some personnel stranded in Ili from other provinces left in an orderly manner on October 7.
    As long as the two nucleic acid tests within 48 hours are normal, and there is no history of residence in Horgos City and the 62nd Regiment of the Fourth Division of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps within 14 days, they can leave Iraq by plane or self-driving vehicle.
    Today, some of the stranded passengers embarked on the return journey, and some started telecommuting.
    In Yining, the capital of Ili, Wang Qiang bought a second-hand laptop.

    On October 6, Wang Qiang was still stranded in the Yining City Hotel, without a computer, but his work had begun. He searched for laptops on a second-hand platform, and deliberately chose a seller in the same city of Yining City.
    At that time, both Wang Qiang and the seller were required to live in a hotel or home, and could not go out.
    Volunteers from the seller's community helped take out the laptop and brought it to the gate of the community. Wang Qiang used taxi-hailing software exclusively and asked the driver to arrive at the community to pick up the computer, which was finally delivered to the hotel.
    This morning, Wang Qiang has arrived at Yining Airport with his laptop, ready to board the plane and go home.
    Wang Qi, who was stranded at the hotel in Khorgos, did not bring a computer on this trip.


    Khorgos street taken by Wang Qi from the window of the hotel
    Earlier, she had told Qianjiang Evening News · Hour News that she and her companions had a total of eight people working in Zhejiang and worried that their stay would affect their work after the end of the holiday.
    After they explained the situation to the company, the company allowed remote work.
    Wang Qi said that of the eight of them, three of them brought computers and worked alone in a hotel room. The remaining five people use mobile telecommuting software to work.
    At 9:30 this morning, Wang Qi attended the company's online conference.
    Wang Qi also said that the food is now ordered from the hotel and the food is made by the hotel. The weather in Khorgos gradually turned colder, but they brought enough clothes.
    Wang Qi said: "We are still in self-isolation, and we are responsible for ourselves and our friends in Zhejiang. What we can do now is to do nucleic acid tests every day. This is the sixth time."
    Liu Xu, who had been stranded at the Huiyuan East Toll Station in Huocheng County for 33 hours, said on social media at more than 2 pm on October 7th: On the night of October 6, stranded passengers were arranged to return to Xinyuan County and Turks County. .
    After he returned to Turks County, relevant leaders of Turks County arranged for them to register relevant information overnight and distributed four road supplies for each vehicle. He had set off for a self-driving departure from Xinjiang at noon on October 7.
    Up to now, Liu Xu is still on his way back to Zhejiang. (The characters in the text are all pseudonyms)
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    According to CCTV News, on the afternoon of October 7, the Information Office of the People's Government of Ili Prefecture held a press conference on the latest situation of the epidemic prevention and control of Khorgos and the 62th Regiment of Kekedala City, the Fourth Division of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.
    On October 3, a routine nucleic acid test in Horgos City, Yili Prefecture, Xinjiang, found that two people had positive nucleic acid test results. They were all asymptomatic patients with new coronary pneumonia after being diagnosed by experts.
    After analysis, the new coronavirus is 100% homologous and all belong to the Delta mutant strain.
    Previously, according to CCTV reports, from 0 am to 9 am on October 6, the 62nd Regiment of Kekedala City, the 4th Division of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, reported 2 cases of asymptomatic infection with new coronary pneumonia. After 2 cases of asymptomatic infection were reported in Horgos City on October 3, the fourth division of the Corps, Kekedala City, immediately implemented closed management and initiated nucleic acid testing for all members of the territory. On October 5, during the third round of nucleic acid testing and screening for all employees, it was found that the results of 2 cases of the 62 group were abnormal. On October 6, the result was positive after the fourth division CDC review, and the experts diagnosed asymptomatic infection of new coronary pneumonia. , Has been transferred to the designated hospital of the Fourth Division of the Corps for medical observation in isolation.
    According to the "Xinjiang Daily", from 0:00 to 17:00 on October 5, a new confirmed case of new coronary pneumonia was reported in Horgos City, Ili Prefecture. The patient was the husband of an asymptomatic infected person reported locally on October 3 . At present, the third round of nucleic acid testing for all employees has been launched locally.


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  • China - New closures in Yining, Xinjiang province due to COVID-19 infections, railroads leaving out of town suspended 10 days ago - October 5, 2021


    Passengers stranded in Yili

    Tourists trapped in Yili: Woke up and quarantined by hotel

    Passengers stranded in Yili: some supermarket shelves are empty



    2021-10-05 00:01:02
    I have been stranded in Yining, the capital of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang for more than 24 hours. Nucleic acid tests have been negative for three times, but the tourist Li Meng (pseudonym) does not know when he will return.

    According to CCTV News Client, on October 3, during a routine nucleic acid test in Khorgos City, Ili Prefecture, Xinjiang, two people were found to have positive nucleic acid test results. They were all asymptomatic patients with new coronary pneumonia after being diagnosed by experts. . On October 4th, the National Health Commission dispatched a working group to Yili to guide the handling of the epidemic. At 16:30 on the 4th, the Press Office of the People's Government of Horgos City held a press conference and announced that the city's first round of nucleic acid testing results were all negative. At present, the city's second round of nucleic acid testing has been carried out.

    In addition to residents of Ili Prefecture, tourists were affected by the epidemic. In the WeChat group spontaneously organized by tourists, many people's flights from the 5th to the 8th were cancelled. As of 18:00 on the 4th, Yining Airport had 3 flights taken off and 16 were cancelled. The staff of Yining Airport stated that the airport was open on the 5th, but it is not clear which flights can take off. A staff member of Yining Railway Station stated that all trains from Yining were suspended before 10 days.
    On the afternoon of October 4, a staff member of the Yili Prefecture Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters told a reporter from the Beijing News that affected by the epidemic, it is still under two-way control, and personnel cannot move in and out at will. The specific recovery time is unclear.


    Yining Airport: A large number of flights have been cancelled, and some hotels are full
    At 18:00 on October 4, it was still early in Yining.
    According to the Air Travel Zongheng APP under the China Civil Aviation Information Group Co., Ltd., 8 flights are planned to take off from Yining Airport after 18:00. However, an airport staff member told the Beijing News that the operation on that day had ended and all subsequent flights had been cancelled. "The airport will open normally the next day." The staff member said, but whether the flight will take off as planned is still unknown.
    It was not only the flight after 18:00 on the 4th that was cancelled. According to the Hang Lv Zong APP, as of 18:00, 3 planes took off on the same day, 16 planes were cancelled, and flights were "largely cancelled".


    At around 18:10 on October 4, the entrance to Yining Airport was closed. Photo courtesy of the interviewee
    Tourist Li Meng told the Beijing News that at 14:00 on the 4th, she received a text message from the airline: Due to pending reasons, the CA1234 flight from Yining Airport to Beijing Capital Airport at 16:40 was cancelled. This is the second time Li Meng has been forced to cancel the trip-the day before, she and her boyfriend had to stay at Yining Airport for the same reason. Now she has been told by the airline that the changed ticket will not be able to be changed again.
    Li Meng booked a hotel in the same yard as the airport: "There are no pedestrians or vehicles on the road outside the hospital. We asked for a nucleic acid test, and the police called for a taxi for us to travel."
    Excluding the nucleic acid test performed by herself in the hospital, Li Meng told reporters that on the 3rd, she and her boyfriend participated in two nucleic acid tests at the hotel, and the results of the three nucleic acid tests were all negative.


    On the afternoon of October 4, passengers received a flight cancellation notice. Photo courtesy of the interviewee
    At about 18:00 on the 4th, Li Meng and her boyfriend went to the only supermarket in the airport to buy supplies. Four rows of shelves were basically sold out by customers.
    It was lucky to be able to live in the room. Li Meng told the Beijing News reporter that when she continued her stay, she saw many travelers at the front desk asking if there were vacancies. After getting a negative answer, she had to drag her luggage to other hotels. "I don't know if I can live in." Li Meng told reporters: "We called several hotels on the 3rd, and they all said they would not accept foreign tourists."
    On the afternoon of the 4th, the reporter called a number of hotels near the airport. Some businesses said they were full on the 3rd and that there would be no vacancies within a week; another said that they can move in as long as there is no history of Horgos residence within a month. , Does not require nucleic acid testing.
    Although most of the flights were cancelled on the 4th, there were still 3 passengers on flights departing Xinjiang who were able to take off. They went to Shanghai, Chengdu and Wuxi respectively. A passenger to Chengdu told the Beijing News that before takeoff, she did not know whether she would take off on time. She went to the airport at 8 o'clock in the morning and waited until she was notified to take off at 11 o'clock. After arriving in Chengdu, she quarantined her home for 14 days.


    Yining Railway Station: 10 days ago, all trains from Yining were suspended
    Hu Zhi (pseudonym), a resident of Kuitun City, Ili Prefecture, took a bus with a tour group to visit scenic spots around Yining on the morning of the 3rd. He was notified that the itinerary was cancelled before he arrived at the scenic spots. Hu Zhi told reporters that on the way back to Yining, there was a traffic jam from 12 o'clock until 3 o'clock in the afternoon and the group arrived at Yining Railway Station.
    Compared with Li Meng, Hu Zhi is more "lucky"-he got free board and lodging arranged by the government. He told a reporter from the Beijing News that during the more than 10 hours stranded at the railway station, nearly a thousand passengers sat in the waiting hall waiting for arrangements. Government staff first persuaded local residents to send them home, and then continued to appease passengers and negotiate accommodation matters. "In the beginning, it was at their own expense, and everyone was reluctant to go. We were not arranged one by one until they said that it was free for everyone." In the video provided by Hu Zhi, a staff member said that until the day the passengers left. , Accommodation is free.


    On the evening of October 3, passengers stranded at Yining Railway Station. Photo courtesy of the interviewee
    On the afternoon of the 4th, the reporter called Yining Railway Station. A staff member said that it was not the staff of the railway station who negotiated accommodation, but the staff of other government departments. "Since yesterday afternoon, all trains from Yining have been suspended until the 10th. After the 10th, the trains will not open, and the situation will depend on the epidemic situation before notification."
    Among the stranded passengers, there are residents who visit relatives during the holidays. Ms. Li, who lives in Yining, told the Beijing News reporter that she usually works in Beijing and has not returned home for 3 years. The itinerary was confirmed after several filings. "On the 3rd, we were told to stay at home before we finished our breakfast." Ms. Li said: "My parents were worried that there was no food at home, so they drove to a small shop and snapped up two legs of lamb. They planned to buy some vegetables, but they have been snapped up. Empty."
    Ms. Li told a reporter from the Beijing News that volunteers came to contact on the evening of the 4th, “I hope to get back to normal as soon as possible.” Ms. Li’s only concern is that there are still children in primary school in Beijing. Also anxious are Li Meng and her boyfriend. Li Meng said that the night in Yining in October was “extremely cold”. “We didn’t wear cotton clothes when we came. My boyfriend had a cold last night.” Li Meng said, “We are very willing to cooperate. To prevent the epidemic, I hope to return as soon as possible."
    On the evening of the 4th, a staff member of the Yining Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters told a reporter from the Beijing News that residents are currently closed at home, passengers cannot enter and leave Yining City at will, and flights and trains are suspended. “We are also waiting for notice for how long it will last. "
    Further reading:
    The interrupted October holiday in Yili, Xinjiang: B&Bs welcome guests, and tourists are isolated on the spot
    On October 3, 2 new cases of asymptomatic infections were reported in Horgos City, Ili Prefecture, Xinjiang. Yining City, the capital of Ili Prefecture, is preparing to carry out nucleic acid testing for all employees. According to the news from the Ili State Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters, in accordance with relevant requirements, tourists traveling in Ili are temporarily unable to leave.
    During the National Day Golden Week, many people who came to Xinjiang during the long holiday suddenly pressed the pause button: some people were stuck on the highway, some people were isolated in the hotel, tour guides and guesthouses also began to welcome guests...
    Tourists cannot leave Yili temporarily
    According to Xinjiang Daily, on October 3, during routine nucleic acid tests in Horgos City, Ili Prefecture, two people were found to have positive nucleic acid test results. They were all asymptomatic patients with new coronary pneumonia after being diagnosed by experts. They have been transferred to Horgos. The designated hospital in Sri Lanka conducts isolation medical observation. On the same day, Khorgos City immediately initiated an emergency response. 192 close contacts have been investigated, and all isolation medical observation measures have been implemented. Related flow investigation and nucleic acid testing are in progress.
    According to information from the Yili Prefecture Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters, in accordance with relevant requirements, tourists traveling in Ili Prefecture cannot leave Ili for the time being, and the local area is arranging for tourists. Jimu News previously reported that Yining Railway Station has suspended sending passengers, and flights have been canceled on a large scale. Many tourists are planning to leave Yili from high speed and encounter traffic jams.
    The tour guide persuades returning tourists to start home isolation
    On October 4, the owner of a homestay near the Nalati Tourist Scenic Area in Ili Prefecture told reporters that there are still about 20 people living in his homestay. “Tourists who have already come to Nalati can book a room. They need a place to live. If so. Those from other places are not recommended to come now.” The boss said that tourists living in the city need to undergo nucleic acid testing, and tourists can also go to Xinyuan County by themselves, but the county's policies are unknown. Many homestay staff near the scenic spot said that many tourists are stranded near the scenic spot, and nucleic acid tests are currently being carried out.



    According to a tour guide from Yining City, he has temporarily suspended the reception of tourist groups. “Tourism here in Yili is mainly to see the grassland. The peak season is mainly in July and August. Now the grass on the grassland is yellow.” The tour guide said, ten The outbreak of the epidemic during a holiday did not affect him much, and the number of tour groups received during the National Day in previous years was not counted. At present, all the tourists who have come to visit recently have been persuaded by him to return, and he himself has begun to stay at home.
    Someone stuck on the highway for more than ten hours
    Tourists stranded in the scenic spot can stay in hotels or homestays. Ms. Gao (surnamed Hua), who is stuck on the expressway, is not so lucky. She traveled by car in Xinjiang for nearly 10 days and went to Sailimu Lake and Nai in the past two days. After visiting the Lati Grassland, I drove to Urumqi on the Lianhuo Expressway on the 3rd, and encountered a heavy traffic jam on the way. She said that from about 11 am on the 3rd until 8 pm, the traffic jam did not pass Guozigou. Nucleic acid tests are required when passing through toll stations, but there is no need to wait for the results. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon on the 4th, Ms. Gao arrived at Urumqi Diwopu International Airport and was about to leave Xinjiang. She also posted a Weibo to commemorate, “After more than 30 hours, I finally had a bowl of warm noodles, an unforgettable experience in northern Xinjiang. trip."
    Many tourists who were stuck on the highway told reporters that the long one was stuck in traffic for more than ten hours, and the short one was three to four hours. All the way to eat, drink and sleep can only be solved in the car. Someone has created a "Ili-Nalati Road Condition Mutual Aid Message" shared document. More than 50 people have filled in information about expressways, airports, and stations in various regions.
    Tourists sat in the waiting room for nearly 10 hours
    Ms. Liu went on a business trip from Urumqi to Yining on October 1st. She planned to take the train back to Urumqi on the afternoon of the 3rd. However, when she arrived in the waiting room, she found that the train was out of service. Ms. Liu said that she had to wait in the waiting room to see if the train would resume operation. She sat in the waiting room for nearly 10 hours, but the result was that she could not return to Urumqi. The staff told her that they could arrange a hotel for them, but at their own expense. In the afternoon of the 4th, Ms. Liu has checked into a hotel in Yining City.


    Also the tourist Ms. Cao (surnamed Hua) who can only live in the hotel, she told Jimu News that she had traveled by car in Xinjiang from Guangdong for nearly ten days. On the 3rd, she suddenly received a notice in a hotel near Turks Gossip City that she needed to be transferred to a special hotel for isolation. Only when she asked the staff did she learn that there was an epidemic in Khorgos, and she had been there recently. Goss port, so it needs to be isolated. On the 3rd, Ms. Cao posted a video of her transfer in an ambulance on a social platform, recording her life in isolation.


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