HN: Returnees asked for health declaration after Tet holiday

15/02/2021

VGP – The local authorities of Ha Noi have required people who will return to the city after the week-long Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday to make health declaration on their  travel history and health status. 

The local authorities of Ha Noi have required people who will return to the city after the week-long Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday to make health declaration on their travel history and health status - Illustration photo

Deputy Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung tasked 10,000 public health surveillance teams to keep supervising the compliance of safety measures after workers returning to the city. 

For schoolchildren, the city’s government will decide either coming back to school or continuing online lessons as they did one week before Tet holiday. The decision will be made at a meeting on February 16, Dung said.

Ha Noi confirmed 32 infections between January 28 and February 15 including a case of a Japanese man. He was founded dead in the hotel room on February 13. His sample tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on February 14. The cause of his death is under investigation. 

As the risk of community infection is very high, the Ha Noi authorities and relevant forces are urgently implementing synchronous measures to prevent and control the pandemic, including closely coordinating with the health sector to quickly trace related cases to prevent the coronavirus from spreading to the community.

The Department of Education and Training also presented a proposal on school closure from February 17 until further notice to prevent COVID-19 outbreak. 

Authorities in Ha Noi’s My Duc District announced the cancelation of Huong (Perfume) Pagoda Festival, one of the country’s biggest spring celebrations.  

Earlier, the Ha Hoi Party Committee canceled the firework displays in 30 places citywide on Lunar Year’s Eve as the Covid-19 pandemic was spreading widely.

Local people are required to restrict their travel to a minimum during the Tet holiday, and limit attendance at funerals, weddings, year-end ceremonies, festivals and religious activities./.

By Khanh Phuong