Medical lockdown lifted in some pandemic hotspots

12/09/2021

VGP – The local authorities of Hoan Kiem district in downtown Hanoi decided to lift the medical lockdown imposed on its Chuong Duong ward on September 12.

Medical lockdown is lifted at Giap Bat ward (Hoang Mai district)

As a COVID-19 patient was detected on July 30, the area with nearly 23,000 residents was sealed off. It has not recorded new infections in the community for 25 days.

Earlier, on September 11, the measure was lifted in other areas in the capital’s Hoang Mai and Dong Da districts.

Households in such areas are asked to continue to follow guidelines in COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

Meanwhile, some areas in Van Chuong and Van Mieu wards of Dong Da will remain under lockdown.

Ha Noi is being put under strict social distancing in accordance with the Prime Minister's directive in an effort to curb the spread of the pandemic.

Since April 29, the capital city has logged 3,779 COVID-19 infections, with 1,595 locally-transmitted ones.

More than 411,450 COVID-19 vaccine shots were administered in Ha Noi on September 11. The city has fulfilled 77.1% of its inoculation plan.

Specialized teams from 11 province and cities are supporting the city’s mass testing and vaccination to provide the first dose of the COVID vaccine for 100% of people aged 18 and over citywide by September 15./.

By Kim Loan