Accordingly, Quy, who is the Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, asked district- and commune-level People’s Committees to continue strengthening communication on anti-COVID-19 measures among local residents.
The locals are advised to remain vigilant and strictly abide by preventive measures, such as wearing face masks in public, washing hands, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, avoiding gatherings, making health declaration, keeping a safe distance from others.
The Vice Chairman underlined the necessity to take drastic measures to handle new coronavirus outbreaks, such as quickly localizing, contact tracing and testing people who have had contact with COVID-19 patients.
The task forces should check the enforcement of pandemic prevention protocol in agencies, factories, schools and catering businesses, he emphasized, asking for strict penalties for violations of COVID-19 prevention regulations.
Quy ordered educational facilities to better implement preventive measures and ensure safety for the school opening ceremony under the guidance of the Department of Health and the Department of Education and Training.
All those returning to Hanoi from Da Nang are required to make health declaration, stay in quarantine for 14 days and undergo testing for COVID-19.
Quy assigned the Department of Health to continue inspecting the safety criteria compliance in medical facilities to prevent cross-contagion, while preparing scenarios to cope with the evolution of the pandemic.
Concerning charging people for quarantine, the city official assigned relevant agencies to elaborate the detailed plan under the Prime Minister’s instruction.
Apart from COVID-19, due attention should be paid to complying with measures to prevent other diseases, such as dengue fever, measles, hand, foot and mouth, among others, he demanded.