Quarantine camps ready to receive quarantined people
In response to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanoi decided to repurpose the campus of the Defense and Security Education Centre under the Vietnam National University, and the Hoa Lac campus of FPT University as concentrated quarantine centers.
According to the representative of FPT University, the school board is ready to hand over the campus to the city in line with the law. At the same time, the school will stand side-by-side with the municipal authorities in the fight against the novel coronavirus, he said.
The dormitories of FPT University in Hoa Lac campus are expected to house around 300,000 quarantined people each.
Meanwhile, the dorms of the Defense and Security Education Centre under the Hanoi-based National University has 220 rooms which can isolate more than 400 people. So far, 101 rooms are ready to receive quarantined people.
At the working session, the leader of Thach That district briefed on the pandemic situation in the area. Accordingly, to date, the district has recorded zero cases of COVID-19. Seven people exposed to COVID-19 patients (called F1) were tested for SAR-CoV-2 and all obtained negative results. Meanwhile, 177 others in close contact with F1 cases (F2) are isolated at home for health monitoring.
The task force has punished 65 people who violate COVID-19 prevention and control rules, with the total fine of VND93 million (over US$4,000).
Ensure safety in concentrated quarantine camps
Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung speaks at the working session.
Concluding the session, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung appreciated the efforts of Thach That administration in carrying out preparations for concentrated quarantine facilities.
Stressing the rapid spread of a new variant of coronavirus as well as high risk of infections in the area, he asked the district Steering Committee and relevant units to stay focused on preventing the virus from spreading towards stamping out the pandemic.
He ordered to ensure safety in concentrated quarantine facilities to avoid cross-contamination or spreading the virus to the community.
Special attention should be paid to preparing the best conditions for people under quarantine, and ensuring food safety and hygiene in the camps, Dung noted.
The vice chairman urged the district People’s Committee to conduct aggressive contact tracing, well manage concentrated quarantine camps and strictly handle illegal entries.
He ordered stronger communication to encourage local residents abide by COVID-19 prevention measures, especially the message of the Ministry of Health.
The district Steering Committee needs to enhance COVID-19 prevention and control effort in line with the “four-on-spot” motto, and regularly inspect enforcement of coronavirus prevention and control rules in businesses, industrial zones, bus stations and medical facilities, Dung requested.
As of May 11, Hanoi has recorded 46 Covid-19 cases in the community in 11 districts, including Thuong Tin, Dong Anh, Phuc Tho, Soc Son, Gia Lam, Ha Dong, Bac Tu Liem, Thanh Xuan, Ba Dinh, Thanh Oai, Hai Ba Trung. The city has put 30 locations and nearly 25,000 people under quarantine.