Hanoi extends shelter-in-place order until August 23 (21:59 06/08/2021)

HNP - Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh signed Dispatch No. 18/CD-UBND on August 6 on continuing with social distancing measures across the capital city to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, during 14 days of applying social distancing rules under the Hanoi mayor’s Directive No. 17/CT-UBND  dated July 23, 2021, Hanoi has attained initial achievements in the fight against COVID-19.
However, the current COVID-19 situation in the country, including the capital city, is still complicated and unpredictable as a large number of COVID-19 community cases have been reported in recent days and the sources of many of which have remained unidentified.
In an effort to put the pandemic under control, the municipal authorities decided to extend the ongoing social distancing order for another 15 days, starting from 6am on August 8 to 6am on August 23.
The mayor asked departments and branches, People’s Committees of districts and towns and organization to continue with strict implementation of the city’s directive 17.
All local residents are required to stay at home and only go out for basic necessities such as buying food or medicines or to work at factories or businesses that are allowed to open.
People must stay at least two meters apart from each other. No more than two people can gather at public places apart from workplaces, schools or hospitals.
Agencies and offices of Hanoi and the central Government based in Hanoi, companies, enterprises and corporations are requested to reorganize their workflow to facilitate work-from-home or shift work plans.
The municipal authorities requested the State agencies and businesses to work out plans that can ensure smooth, uninterrupted  transportation of goods and production materials.
Hanoi has officially recorded 1,762 local COVID-19 cases since the fourth coronavirus wave struck Vietnam in late April.

By Tran Huong

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