Accordingly, Hanoi faces high risk of coronavirus transmission as many localities, namely, Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, are seeing new COVID-19 clusters, read the Letter.
The municipal People’s Committee asked the city’s departments, sectors and district-level People’s Committees to continue closely following instructions stated at nine dispatches, two directives and other documents issued by the municipal People’s Committee.
In an effort to realize the twin goal of protecting public health and boosting socio-economic development, the municipal authorities requested relevant units to strengthen communication campaigns to raise public awareness about the fight against the pandemic.
The task forces are required to work around the clock and stay ready to respond to the evolution of the pandemic.
The document underlined the necessity for competent authorities to tighten the management of workers in localities, inspect enforcement of disease prevention regulations and map out scenarios to respond to arising problem at industrial clusters and parks.
The municipal People’s Committee asked medical facilities in Hanoi to comply with coronavirus prevention and control protocols, and regularly conduct screenings to timely detect suspected cases.
Under the document, all people returning to Hanoi are required to make online health declarations within 24 hours.
District-level People’s Committees and inspection teams are in charge of updating list of returnees to the capital from provinces and cities, especially those from Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Da Nang city.
As the coronavirus situation of in Hanoi has largely been contained, the municipal government decided to allow the reopening of restaurants providing sit-down table service, food and beverage stalls and barber shops from 0:00 on June 22.
These facilities must abide by coronavirus prevention measures like not allowing large crowds, keeping distances between people and putting up screens between seats, among others.
In order to ensure safety, departments, branches and district-level authorities are responsible for directing functional forces to enhance inspection and impose tough punishment on those violating pandemic prevention regulations.
It has been six days since Hanoi last recorded a COVID-19 community transmission. The capital has reported 465 coronavirus cases so far amid Vietnam’s latest COVID-19 wave, including 148 cases in its locked down hospitals.
To combat the coronavirus, Hanoi had shut down non-essential businesses and services starting April 29, beginning with karaoke parlors and bars, then restaurants and cafes.