Hanoi to implement social distancing measure in high-risk areas: Official (23:07 07/08/2020)

HNP - Hanoi Party Committee’s Standing Board had an online meeting with the municipal Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, and district – and commune-level authorities on August 6. 

Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue makes conclusion at the meeting.

The event was co-chaired by Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue; Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee and Head of the municipal Steering Committee Nguyen Duc Chung; Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc and Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dao Duc Toan.


In attendance were members of the Party Committee’s Standing Board: Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s municipal chapter Nguyen Lan Huong, Head of the municipal Party Committee’s Education and Communications Commission Nguyen Van Phong, Head of the municipal Party Committee’s Mass Mobilization Commission Nguyen Thi Tuyen; and Chairmen of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan and Ngo Van Quy. 


Speaking at the meeting, Secretary Hue said that the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic situation both globally and domestically is getting more complicated and unpredictable. 
Hanoi had gone 105 days without any new COVID-19 cases in the community before the second wave hit Vietnam, he said, noting that the municipal authorities had put the pandemic under control in the previous period. 
According to him, soon after the first coronavirus case was reported, Hanoi took strong action to curb the spread of the virus as a large number of local people have traveled to Da Nang recently. 
He also warned of the risks of the virus spreading in the community as more than 94,000 people returned to the capital city from Da Nang, a fresh coronavirus epicenter.
In an effort to prevent spread of the virus, the city leader called on all residents to strictly comply with COVID-19 prevention and control measures under the instruction of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, the Government and the Prime Minister. 
He asked for more effort to implement eight measures and five urgent tasks against COVID-19. In particular, the municipal authorities are required to resume operation of tasks forces against the pandemic.
The municipal Steering Committee is tasked to analyze the possibility of raising COVID-19 alert to a higher level in some virus affected areas in the city. 
Meanwhile, the Department of Industry and Trade is responsible for ensuring sufficient basic necessities for locals. 
Notably, the Secretary requested for better traceability. In addition to F1 cases, all symptomatic cases or those returning from pandemic-hit regions must be put under local authorities’ supervision, he demanded. 
Agreeing with Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on COVID-19 testing, Hue ordered relevant units to perform mass testing with PCR method. 
Hue asked the task forces to stand ready for the COVID-19 fight, and prepare for all scenarios, including the worst-case one.
The communication work should go one step ahead, and bring into play the success of the previous period, he suggested, urging all residents to wear face masks in public or in traffic to protect their health.
Hue also outlined five key tasks for the coming time, including ensuring safety for the 2020 high school graduation exam; holding Party congresses at district level; preparing full medical supplies for COVID-19 fight; maintaining business and production activities to meet people’s demand in any situation; among others.

By Tran Huong

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