COVID-19: Village in Ha Nam completes 14-day lockdown hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nam (VNA) – Four COVID-19 checkpoints in a village in Binh Nghia commune, Binh Luc district, Ha Nam province where patient No. 252 resides were officially removed on April 21 afternoon after a 14-day lockdown.

According to Pham Quang Thang, Chairman of the communal People's Committee, all 375 households in Village 3 - Ngo Khe implemented social distancing seriously during the period. Most people stayed at home, did not go to other residential areas, and strictly abided by the regulations of the Steering Committees for COVID-19 Prevention and Control at all levels to prevent the spread of the disease in the community.

The Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Binh Nghia commune allocated funds to buy food for all households in the village as well as those facing difficulties in the commune. All households in the quarantine area were provided with disinfectants, masks, cooking oil and other necessities.

In the coming time, the communal Steering Committee will continue to persuade local people, especially those in Village 3. -Ngo Khe, to seriously implement the Prime Minister's Directives 15 and 16 as well as the provincial and district directives on COVID-19 prevention and combat measures, Thang added.

Previously, on April 7, after receiving information about patient No. 251, the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Binh Nghia commune established four temporary checkpoints managed by local police and military forces to disseminate preventive measures for local residents, guide them how to fill in health declaration forms, and supervise villagers’ enforcement of quarantine measures.

Vietnam has so far recorded 268 COVID-19 patients, with 216 people fully recovering and no dealths./.