Ha Noi recommends locals maintain mask wearing in public places


VGP – The Ha Noi People’s Committee has requested local functional forces to continue implementing the COVID-19 prevention and control strategy as set out, aiming to maintain the important achievements that have been attained in the pandemic fight over recent times.  

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Districts and departments were asked to keep vigilance and not to make mistakes in the battle against the disease, towards absolutely preventing the second wave of infections from breaking out in the capital city.

The Municipal People’s Committee directed relevant units to strictly implement prevention and control measures in receiving the imported cases, and to apply medical quarantine in line with regulations.

They were also urged to proactively take prevention and control measures, immediately staying ready to trace coronavirus contact and conduct quick SARS-CoV-2 testing, in addition to raising awareness of hand washing and mask wearing in public venues.

Meanwhile, the city instructs implementations of simplified procedures for foreign diplomats, experts, investors, high-skilled workers, and foreign students when entering the city. Priority in procedure handling will be also applied to relatives of diplomats, experts, and investors as required by the National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The committee assigned the local Department of Health to closely monitor the evolution of the pandemic and consistently follow the five principles of “prevention – detection – quarantine – localization – stamping out”. 

Ha Noi’s medical agencies must always be on alert to promptly deal with possible pandemic scenarios, while ensuring the maintenance of the health system’s capacity and preparedness in response to the new situations of the disease.

By Vien Nhu