Commuter, vehicle examination at pandemic checkpoints removed

16/10/2021

VGP – The local authorities of Ha Noi has stopped examining people and vehicles entering or exiting the city when they pass pandemic checkpoints, the municipal steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control said on October 15.

Phap Van-Cau Gie disease control checkpoint is suspended

Traffic police now only stand guard at checkpoints to ensure traffic safety and deal with any problems arising.

Earlier, police and other forces like military, traffic inspectorate, and health authorities maintained the operation of 54 pandemic checkpoints across Ha Noi, including 21 on national highways and 33 on smaller roads connecting the city with other provinces.

Over the past two weeks, just four COVID-19 cases were detected. Up to 98 percent of the local residents aged 18 and above have been given at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine.

Given this, the pandemic risk in the city now is assessed as low, which means Ha Noi is a “green zone” and in the “new normal” status, according to the Ha Noi Centre for Disease Control./.

By Hoang Ha