Hanoi removes zoning, travel permits from September 21 morning hinh anh 1At the conference (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi will ease restriction measures starting 6am on September 21, with current zoning and travel permit mechanisms removed.

The information was given at a conference held on September 20 to inform the press about the city’s COVID-19 prevention and control.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung said the top priority now is ensuring people’s health and the capital’s safety.

Hanoi will intensify IT application in monitoring people’s travelling, he added.

Dung informed that there will be no additional administrative procedures for individuals, organisations and businesses in the city, while guidance will be given to them regarding production and business resumption.

Hanoi will establish inter-sector inspection delegations for COVID-19 prevention and control; sustain lockdown on a scale as small as possible and tighten management; and use IT application to accelerate contact tracing when any COVID-19 case is found, he said.

Flexible lockdown and activity adjustments are also earmarked, Dung added, calling for serious implementation of pandemic prevention regulations and criteria in the time to come.

As of September 18, 6,432,921 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were injected in the city. The number of first doses administered amounted to 5,671,487, accounting for 94.2 percent of the local people aged from 18 years old and 68.33 percent of the capital’s population. The figures for the second doses were 786,095, representing 12 percent and 9.2 percent, respectively./.