Capital prepares for 3000 new daily COVID-19 cases

12/14/2021 7:00 PM

VGP – The local authorities has prepared for worse scenarios in which the average daily Covid-19 cases might climb to 3,000 as the city has reported the rising infections over the past two weeks, said Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung.

The city continued reporting an average of 700-800 cases/day over the past week, especially 1,000 cases on December 13. The single daily figure sent Hanoi to the most affected area in terms of infections. It outpaced Ho Chi Minh City, for the first time, in the number of daily cases.  

Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung said that the city will mobilize the engagement of central-level hospitals and private hospitals as well as retired health professionals and medical students for the grassroots healthcare system.

In addition, it speeds up the vaccination campaign, including providing the first shots to secondary school students and the second jabs to high school ones, at the same time launching the booster shots to those finished two doses for six months.

Meanwhile, local authorities are required to prepare for home treatment of F0 and home quarantine of F1. Before, all Covid-19 patients are treated in hospitals and medical stations.

He emphasized the importance of the engagement of different stakeholders as part of people has fallen into a state of neglect, gathering in-crowd for parties and events, and ignoring the 5K (masking – disinfection – distance – no gathering – medical declaration) principle.

Dung warned of the risk of widespread transmission on the occasions of Christmas Day 2021 and the 2022 New Year.

Earlier, the city relaxed restrictions since mid-October. Over the past two months, the city has confirmed 15,000 Covid-19 infections, including 4,500 cases in a week starting on December 6.

The city is operating 32 hospitals, quarantine centers, and mobile clinic stations which are capable of treating 100,000 cases.

Given rising infections, Dong Da District, one of four inner districts in Ha Noi, closed from December 13 all non-essential services and advised residents to stay home as possible./.

By Kim Anh