Capital sets target to put COVID-19 outbreak under control by mid-September

06/09/2021

VGP – Ha Noi sets a target of controlling COVID-19 by September 15 and giving at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine to all of its residents from 18 years old, according to Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh.

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In a dispatch sent to localities across the capital city on September 6, Chairman Chu said that the city will conduct COVID-19 testing on all locals by September 12.

Under the document, the city leader also asked localities to give optimal conditions for locals to maintain their normal activities, ensuring social welfare and major demands of people.

Localities were also requested to guide people, businesses and agencies to maintain safe operations and production in line with pandemic prevention and control regulations, thus avoiding the disruption of production chains.

The municipal Department of Planning and Investment was assigned to coordinate with relevant agencies to build plans to recover and boost economic development following the city’s COVID-19 control progress.

The Ha Noi Health Department reported that the city confirmed 3,658 locally transmitted cases since the fourth wave of COVID-19 resurgence broke out in late April. The city is struggling with complicated outbreaks at Thanh Xuan Trung ward (516 local infections were detected), Van Mieu ward (117 cases), Van Chuong (90 cases), 24 alley at Kim Dong street (47 cases), Ngoc Ha market (22 cases), and Tan Lap commune in Da Phuong district (20 cases).

Earlier, the local authorities decided to relax some restrictions with workers beginning to returning to workplaces in safe areas on September 6.

A number of areas, where are designated safe zones, will be put on social distancing under the Government’s Directive 15 that requires suspension of social events, no gatherings of 20 people or more in one place, and of 10 people or more in public.

The safe areas, called Zone No.3 or “green zone”, cover mainly suburban districts where are home to many industrial parks and processing zones of the city, including Ba Vi, Son Tay, Dan Phuong, Thach That, Quoc Oai, Chuong My, Ung Hoa, My Duc, and Phu Xuyen.

Zone No.2, or “orange zone” is a low-risk area, meanwhile Zone No.1, or “red zone” is a high-risk area where is placed under the lockdown associated with the Government’s Directive 16 mandating stay-at-home order except for emergencies and purchase of necessities.

Areas that are subject to the “red zone” including inner districts of Ba Dinh, Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, and Hai Ba Trung and other districts of Tay Ho, Thanh Xuan, Ha Dong, Hoang Mai, Thanh Tri, and part of five districts of Nam Tu Liem, Bac Tu Liem, Hoai Duc, Thanh Oai, and Thuong Tin./.

By Kim Loan