Hanoi puts COVID-19 outbreaks under control (17:21 04/06/2021)

HNP - Giving a report at the meeting held by the Hanoi Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control on May 31, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Health Hoang Duc Hanh said Hanoi has put coronavirus hotspots under control now and no new cases have been detected in the community.

Deputy Director of the Health Department Hoang Duc Hanh presents a report at the meeting.

Continue tracing people returning to Hanoi from COVID-19-hit areas
According to Hanh, since the fourth wave of outbreaks hit the country on April 29, Hanoi has confirmed  209 local COVID-19 cases  in 22 districts and in the Military School of the Hanoi Capital High Command, a concentrated quarantine camp in the city. 
Additionally, 229 other cases have been found at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (112), and the K Hospital’s facility in Tan Trieu Commune (117). 
Over the the last two days, the city has confirmed 27 new cases, all of them are F1 cases already under quarantine at the concentrated isolation area of the Hanoi Capital High Command.
Two other cases have been detected in Tay Ho District. They are experts working for Canon Vietnam Co. Ltd in Que Vo district, Bac Ninh Province. One reported in Soc Son District has been related to the hotspot in Bac Giang Province, and another in Long Bien District to the outbreak of Hai Duong Province.
Since May 27, there have been no new cases related to 11 clusters of COVID-19 infections in Hanoi recently, however, the city has still recorded new confirmed cases linked to the outbreaks in Bac Ninh and Bac Giang provinces.
56 areas remain under lock-down city-wide
As many as 56 COVID-19-affected areas remain under blockade in 15 districts, with a total of 13,646 people. 
To date, Hanoi has established 13 concentrated quarantine camps which could accommodate more than 9,600 people. Currently, 3,310 F1 cases who made contact with SARS-CoV-2 carriers are quarantined in the facilities.
Concerning new cases of coronavirus infection in concentrated isolation areas, Hanh said that his agency has set up three working teams to regularly inspect enforcement of COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.
He urged relevant units to take more drastic prevention measures in concentrated isolation areas so as to prevent cross-infection.
At the present, 131 COVID-19 patients are being treated at hospitals in Hanoi, namely, Bac Thang Long Hospital (38), Duc Giang General Hospital (93), the health official stated. 
He added, for the fight against COVID-19 in agencies and industrial parks, Hanoi ordered all officials, civil servants and workers in public organs not to leave the city on holidays or on weekends. 
Meanwhile, the Export Processing zone and Industrial Park Authority and district-level authorities are required to tighten the management of workers, and guide them to make e-health declarations.

By Tran Huong

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