Hanoi strictly monitors people from pandemic-hit areas hinh anh 1Health workers collect samples for COVID-19 testing in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi will strictly monitor people returning from pandemic-hit areas who are requested to be tested for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 three times and quarantined at home within seven days.

This is part of an urgent dispatch issued by Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh on July 7, requiring extra COVID-19 prevention and control efforts amidst new developments of the pandemic.

The document requested local people to avoid travelling to pandemic-hit areas and Ho Chi Minh City.

The city leader also asked heads of departments and sectors and chairpersons of the People’s Committees of districts, towns, communes and wards to tighten discipline in obeying COVID-19 prevention and control measures in the new situation, and intensify dissemination and punishments.

Service establishments and indoor restaurants must strictly comply with regulations and close before 9pm daily.

Departments and agencies were required to monitor all transportation activities from the outbreaks and passengers on public vehicles going from pandemic-hit areas to Hanoi and vice versa.

In addition, the Department of Health was required to direct medical facilities to strictly follow prevention and control regulations and measures, organise screening testing and prepare response plans in case the pandemic worsens.

The municipal Management Board of Industrial Parks and Export Processing Zones should continue to take drastic measures as well.

From July 5-7, Hanoi has recorded 16 more infections, including those with epidemiological factors related to pandemic-hit areas such as Ho Chi Minh City, Nghe An and Bac Giang provinces./.