Hanoi conducts random COVID-19 testing for 1,000 people at Noi Bai airport hinh anh 1Taking sample for COVID-19 testing from a passenger (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Department of Health has directed relevant units to conduct random COVID-19 testing for between a week and ten days targeting about 1,000 people at the Noi Bai international airport.

Director of the Department Tran Thi Nhi Ha said amid the complicated developments of COVID-19 in a number of localities, the department has organised a separated section at the airport for people travelling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and taken random samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing from them.

On June 16, 97 random samples were collected, all turning out negative.

The quick screening is expected to help the city decide suitable prevention and control measures regarding people arriving from pandemic-hit areas as well as take prompt actions when detecting COVID-19 cases. Apart from the airport, similar tests are also underway at local industrial clusters.

Ha said Hanoi is taking proactive measures in response to the epidemic that focus on active detection of infections, quick contact tracing, and vaccination.

The capital has logged a total 736 cases of COVID-19 so far./.