According to the Secretary, Hanoi has confirmed 34 COVID-19 community cases since April 29, especially two clusters of infections in the second facility of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh district and Tan Trieu branch of the K Hospital in Thanh Tri district.
After community transmission cases were found linked to the hotspots of Ha Nam province, the authority of Hanoi has issued a series of guiding documents on measures against the disease.
Five inspection teams led by members of the municipal Party Committee’s Standing Board have proactively inspected the work of pandemic prevention and control in localities.
The task forces have worked hard to zone off virus-hit areas, traced all those exposed to COVID-19 infections (called F1) and sent them to concentrated quarantine camps, while conducting coronavirus test for more than 3,000 ones to early detect suspected cases.
So far, Hanoi has imposed blockades at 15 affected areas in 10 districts and towns.
In realizing the city’s directions, all levels and sectors have enhanced communication on COVID-19 efforts, promoted the role of COVID-19 community teams, and mobilized the participation of the entire political system and people in the combat.
More efforts have been made to timely trace people who had visited the second facility of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Tan Trieu branch of the K Hospital. More than 26,000 health workers and over 10,000 patients tested for the novel coronavirus, all were negative.
The city’s health sector has vaccinated 58,881 people, exceeding the original target number of 53,350.
However, Hanoi is currently at very high risk of coronavirus outbreaks due to the complicated infection clusters in the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases and the K Hospital, the Hanoi Party chief noted.
Dung asked all Party Committees, the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Hanoi committee and mass organizations to be more compliant with COVID-19 prevention and control measures in line with the spirit of fighting against nCoV like fighting against enemies.
He assigned the Department of Health in collaboration relevant agencies under the Ministry of Health and functional forces to review all hospitals and medical facilities in the city so as to keep them safe from COVID-19.
He also urged the hospitals to regularly take samples from medical staff, patients and their relatives for COVID-19 testing in an effort to early detect suspected cases.
All hospitals and medical facilities in the city must provide lists of infected cases to local authorities for contact tracing, he ordered.
Dung asked the task forces to cooperate with relevant units in closely tightening the management of the hospitals during the lockdown period.
The leader believed that with high determination of the entire political system as well as the support from people of Hanoi, the city would soon put the pandemic under control.