At the meeting, Director of Hanoi’s Department of Health Nguyen Khac Hien said the total of people returning from Danang to Hanoi reached 98,440, of them the city has conducted quick tests for 75,104. All have had negative results, he said.
Hien said the Department of Health has requested the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to provide sufficient test kits to speed up the testing process in the coming time.
Vice Director of Hanoi’s Department of Information and Communications Nguyen Thi Mai Huong said Hanoi’s press outlet have extensively covered the city’s ongoing efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Additionally, Huong informed news regarding the Covid-19 fight have been published in various media platforms, while solutions to boost economic recovery and domestic consumption have also been regularly covered.
Huong added the average number of news related to Covid-19 in Hanoi per day is around 300.
In addition to Zalo, the Department has been working with mobile carriers to send messages related to the Covid-19 pandemic to subscribers, at the same time requesting news portals to guide people in installing contact tracing app Bluezone and the Smart City app of Hanoi.
So far, there have been 1.9 million people in Hanoi installing Bluezone, or 22% of the total population, ranking second nationwide with Danang staying at the top spot.
Meanwhile, the Smart City app, in addition to providing information related to the Covid-19 pandemic, also provides useful information regarding public services and news from local agencies.
According to Huong, the public is supportive to Hanoi’s measures against the Covid-19 pandemic, including the suspension of public gatherings, festivals and cultural events, among others.