HN closes street eateries, cafes, historical relics amidst COVID-19 outbreak


VGP – The local authorities of Ha Noi decided to shut down street eateries, coffee shops, and historical relics from February 16 as part of an effort to early combat COVID-19 resurgence. 


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Vice Chairman of the Ha Noi municipal People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung made the decision at a meeting of the local Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on February 15. 

Especially, competent agencies in Ha Noi are working urgently and drastically to screen F1 and F2 cases (individuals who have contact with COVID-19 patients) of a COVID-19-infected Japanese man who was found dead from unknown causes at a local hotel on February 13.

The municipal Health Department on February 14 issued an urgent notice looking for people linked to the patient, and launched large-scale swab sample collection beginning in the districts of Tay Ho, Hoan Kiem, and Ba Dinh.

The Ha Noi Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Ha Noi CDC) said that  the Japanese patient might have developed illness from February 2, posing a high risk of community transmission for the city.

Specifically, the urgent notice looks for those who had come into contact with the Japanese man, or visited places he had been to at the same time which are:

- IBIS Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, on the night of January 31.

- Flight VN254 from HCMC to Ha Noi, from 11:00 am to 1:20 pm on February 1.

- Somerset West Point serviced apartments, No.2 Tay Ho street, Quang An ward, Tay Ho district, Ha Noi on February 1 to February 13.

- Red Sun River Building (P903 and Tokyo Red Grill Restaurant on the second floor), No. 23 Phan Chu Trinh street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi, 12-1 pm on February 2.

- Hachi Ju Hachi Restaurant, No. 168 Xuan Dieu street, Quang An ward, Tay Ho district, Ha Noi, 6-8 pm on February 3.

- Raffles Medical Clinic, No. 51 Xuan Dieu street, Quang An ward, Tay Ho district, in the mornings of February 4 and February 8.

- Torikichi Restaurant, No. 75 Kim Ma Thuong street, Linh Lang ward, Ba Dinh district, Ha Noi, 7-9 pm on February 5.

Local administrators advised people who might have met the man in above-mentioned venues to contact their nearby medical facilities or call 0969-082-115 or 0949-396-115./.

By Kim Loan