VGP – The local authorities of Ha Noi have requested more preventive measures be taken to respond to potential COVID-19 outbreak during the upcoming national holidays (April 30, May 1) as there are high threats for the virus to enter from border-sharing countries.
The coronavirus is developing complicatedly in some Southeast Asian countries, especially in the neighboring Laos and Cambodia which share long borders with Viet Nam, and India, heard the Ha Noi Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control at a meeting convened on April 26.
Therefore, districts and communes were asked to seriously comply with disease prevention measures and ensure safety for the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and the people’s councils at all levels in the 2021-2026 tenure.
The Department of Transport was asked to strengthen disease prevention inspections at bus and railway stations.
The Department of Information and Telecommunications was assigned to timely report disease situations across the globe to raise public sense of disease prevention.
Director of the municipal Department of Health Tran Thi Nhi said the city needs to stay vigilant and prepare for possible locally-transmitted cases.
In the coming time, the Department of Health suggested COVID-19 tests for vulnerable people including medical workers and patients at hospitals and medical clinics.
Ms. Nhi underlined the necessity to tighten disease prevention measures at quarantine camps and designated hotels.
The city also plans to finalize the second round of vaccination before May 5.
Vice Chairman of the Ha Noi municipal People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung assessed that COVID-19 pandemic has been evolved complicatedly in India and other Southeast Asian nations. Ha Noi is going to cope with high risks of local transmission as a large number of people going in and out of Ha Noi is expected during the upcoming national holidays (April 30 and May 1). In addition, foreign experts continue to enter Viet Nam.
The Vice Chairman asked relevant departments and people’s committees at district levels to supervise QR-Code registration and enforce ‘5K’ message./.
By Khanh Phuong