HN to strengthen COVID-19 prevention measures at public places

24/09/2020

VGP – The capital will strengthen COVID-19 preventive measures at public places, especially in bars and karaoke lounges, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy.

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Ha Noi will strengthen COVID-19 preventive measures in public places, especially in bars and karaoke lounges, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy.

Despite no new local cases recorded in the capital for more than a month, the local health department said the risks of the virus are still high, especially as more international flights started to resume. In addition, many people are not wearing face masks in public, and food and beverage businesses are not complying with prevention measures.

In a recent week, districts inspected 417 private medical and pharmaceutical establishments uncovering and sanctioned 126 violations, mainly not wearing masks and lacking of protection measures for staff and patient information.

Mr. Quy said that Ha Noi would ensure at least 3,000 beds to serve as paid quarantine when commercial flight routes to Viet Nam are resumed.

“The city would continue to ask people to wear masks in public places, including public transport”, said Quy.

Mr. Quy requested units to immediately inspect bars, karaoke lounges and discos for pandemic and fire prevention measures.

He also proposed restrictions on holding festivals, meetings and celebrations./.

By Khanh Phuong