Hanoi asks local residents not to move outside during social distancing period hinh anh 1Hanoi's residents are asked not to move outside during the social distancing period (Photo: tuoitre.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The People’s Committee of Hanoi on August 1 issued an official dispatch asking localities across the city not to allow local residents to travel outside the city during the period of social distancing.

The order was made amid complicated developments of the pandemic when a number of COVID-19 clusters, which originated from people returning to Hanoi from pandemic-hit regions, have been spreading quickly.

The municipal People's Committee requested all localities to assess high-risk areas, especially hospitals, industrial parks and clusters, populous residential areas and concentrated quarantine facilities, while taking the initiative in making decisionss on higher control measures during the period of social distancing.

It also urged localities and agencies to promptly roll out policies to support employees and employers who are affected by COVID-19.

The capital city’s administration also asked central and local agencies, units and socio-political organisations, as well as diplomatic corps and international organisations in the city to strictly abide by social distancing regulations and only allow a few staff to work at office.

Localities and agencies were requested to conduct COVID-19 vaccinations promptly, ensuring equal and transparent vaccine access.

On August 2 morning, the Hanoi Department of Health reported an additional 45 COVID-19 cases in the past 12 hours to 6am, 38 of whom were found in the community./.