Hanoi works to prevent cross infection of COVID-19 among community hinh anh 1Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (standing) speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The fight against COVID-19 in Hanoi has entered a new phase with the occurrence of cross infections in the community and at health facilities, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung at a meeting in the city on March 23.

The preparation of resources for hospitals is the most important and decisive factor to prevent the pandemic, he said, adding that it is necessary to promptly detect cases for early treatment and community infection prevention.

He advised people to limit going out from now to April 5 to avoid the risk of infection.

Offices and trade centres should implement seriously preventive measures and reduce offline meetings.

The official ordered relevant forces to make efforts in the next two weeks to discover suspected cases for testing and quarantine.

As of 18:10 on March 23, Hanoi had recorded 39 COVID-19 cases.

The Hanoi Health Department has arranged some hospitals in the capital to receive quarantine cases, and monitor and provide treatment for confirmed cases./.