HN accelerate testing, vaccinations against COVID-19

09/07/2021 9:00 AM

VGP – The local authorities of Ha Noi are taking every effort to speed up testing and vaccinations against COVID-19 as the city is experiencing complex developments of the pandemic.

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In compliance with an official dispatch issued by Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh, the capital city will conduct mass testing for all residents from September 6-12.

Accordingly, those living in locked-down, quarantine and extremely high-risk areas will be tested every 2-3 days. Others in high-risk areas will have samples collected every 5-7 days to "filter out" COVID-19 cases from the community.

Due to the complicated developments of the pandemic, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has requested the Defence Minister, the Secretaries of Party Committees and Chairpersons of People's Committee of Hai Phong city and Bac Giang, Vinh Phuc, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh and Hoa Binh provinces to proactively prepare human resources to be ready to support Ha Noi in rapid testing, classification of patients for suitable care and treatment, tracing of possible contacts with patients, and organization of vaccination against COVID-19 when necessary.

As of September 6, Ha Noi had administered 2.4 million vaccine doses, covering about 35% of the city's population aged 18 and above.

According to the Ha Noi Centre for Disease Control, in the coming days, the city will accelerate vaccination when sufficient vaccines are allocated.

The city has fulfilled 81.78% of its target to collect 1 million samples for mass COVID-19 testing, according to the municipal Department of Health. Of the 685,519 samples showing results, 11 tested positive with COVID-19. Seven were in Thanh Xuan district, two in Thanh Tri, and one each in Ha Dong and Thuong Tin. 

The mass testing work is being carried out in the city with the aim of separating infections from the community and assessing the level of risk in each area for designing appropriate pandemic prevention and control measures.

Since April 29, the capital city has logged a total of 3,853 COVID-19 infections./.

By Kim Anh

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