Hanoi enhances COVID-19 fight (20:28 29/10/2020)

HNP - Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo  Van Quy, who is head of the municipal Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, chaired a teleconference with district- and commune-level authorities on October 28, regarding COVID-19 response in the city. 

Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy speaks at the meeting.

Giving a report at the meeting, Deputy Director of the Department of Health Hoang Duc Hanh said that Hanoi has gone through a streak of 71 days in a row without community COVID-19 infections. No imported COVID-19 cases were recorded in the city from October 21 to 28.
According to the report, the health sector has conducted coronavirus tests for 1,503 people and all showed negative results. As many as 1,682 people have so far been isolated in concentrated quarantine camps. Eight suspected cases have been under quarantine and treatment.
Vietnam has put the COVID-19 pandemic under control, however, the Ministry of Health warned that there could be a resurgence of the disease as the COVID -19 evolution is still complicated in the world.
The health official emphasized that the cold and dry weather conditions in upcoming winter would favor  the infection of the disease, along with apathy towards COVID-19 fight.
According to the representative of the Hoan Kiem District People’s committee, local residents have complied with COVID-19 prevention regulations in public. To date, the district has handled 470 cases that flouted masking up regulation, with the total fine of more than VND94 million. 
The local authorities have been imposing quarantine measures for 222 people in four hotels in the areas, while setting up task forces to inspect the enforcement of safety rules in medical facilities. 
Meanwhile, the leader of Cau Giay District informed that the locality has strictly implemented pandemic prevention and control work. 
The district called on the locals to abide by COVID-19 pandemic prevention rules, while imposing strict punishments on violation cases. 
Making conclusion at the meeting, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy requested all localities to carry out their tasks stated in a dispatch on epidemic prevention measures in the new situation issued by Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Chu Ngoc Anh on October 28, 2020.
Concerning the fact that many people no longer mask up when going out, Quy asked relevant authorities to report the issue. 
Highly speaking of drastic measures taken by Hoan Kiem District, the city official underscored the importance of the communication work in fighting the pandemic. 
He urged social organizations to encourage members to mask up in public. 
The local authorities were told to prepare all the facilities and human resources needed for pandemic prevention work, and provide timely support to those who were affected by the disease in line with the Prime Minister’s decision.
Vice Chairman Quy also asked district/township People’s Committees to establish working teams to enforce masking up regulation, and give regular report to the municipal People’s Committee. 

By Tran Huong

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