Hanoi leaders check and give instructions to solve traffic congestion at gates to the city (09:47 27/07/2021)
Vehicles identified with QR code should not be checked
In an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Hanoi, the municipal authorities have set up 22 COVID-19 checkpoints at the city’s major gateways to control the flow of all vehicles and people from other localities entering the city.
However, the checkpoints have been creating traffic congestions around the city in recent days, especially at the Phap Van-Cau Gie Highway Toll Station (National Highway 1A) and the checkpoint on the Phu Dong bridge (National Highway 1B).
Paying visits to the Cau Gie intersection on National Highway 1A and the Phap Van-Cau Gie Highway Toll Station in Thanh Tri District, the leaders said that there was congestion at the checkpoints due to the lack of a detailed plan to divert vehicles.
Accordlingly, Hanoi suggested the Ministry of Public Security should set up a team at the Vuc Vong intersection in Ha Nam Province to show vehicles from southern provinces to Bac Ninh, Bac Giang and the northeastern provinces and vice versa alternative routes to avoid entering the capital city.
The two leaders urged the municipal police force to enhance inspection at all gateways to the city and establish more checkpoints to guarantee smooth traffic flows.
They requested the media outlets to increase communication activities to disseminate the guideline among transport service businesses, cooperatives and drivers.
The on-duty forces at the checkpoints are required to strictly follow Official Letter No. 1015/TTg-CN dated July 25, 2021 of the Prime Minister, the leaders ordered.
Under the document, inspections will not be conducted for vehicles carrying essential goods, food and groceries which have been identified with QR codes by the transport sector.
Tighten discipline and strictly handle violations
Directly conducting checks on operation of the checkpoints, both Hanoi Party chief and mayor praised the task forces for their effort in preventing risks of COVID-19 transmission from arrivals from outbreak-hit regions, making significant contributions to the city’s COVID-19 fight.
Underlining that the disease has been still complicated and unpredictable in the country, and Hanoi is facing high risk of COVID-19 spreading, Secretary Dinh Tien Dung called on the task forces to raise the sense of responsibility, stay united and try their best to contain the pandemic.
He asked functional forces to enhance inspection across the city and impose hash punishments on those violating COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.
According to the mayor, Hanoi would seriously follow the Party chief’s directions and tighten discipline at all checkpoints citywide.
He requested all citizens to maintain a distance of two meters in public places, and must not congregate in groups larger than two outside of hospital, workplaces, or schools.
People are also required to submit health declaration forms via website www.tokhaiyte.vn or Ncovi and Bluezone apps. Those who have symptoms such as fever, coughing or difficulty breathing must contact local medical establishments for further instructions.