Hanoi now in decisive week of COVID-19 fight

HANOI (BERNAMA) – Hanoi will continue social distancing until at least April 22 under the Prime Minister’s (PM) directions, Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said, noting that the city is currently in the decisive week of the COVID-19 battle, reported Vietnam News Agency.

At the meeting of the city’s steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control, the official said Hanoi is controlling the pandemic well thanks to strong efforts by its political system and people.

However, he noted, it still faces high risks of virus transmission with two major hotspots in Bach Mai Hospital and Ha Loi Hamlet of Me Linh Commune, Me Linh District. Chung asked for communications activities to be increased further so that locals will better comply with the PM’s Directive 16 on urgent measures against COVID-19, stressing only when people abide by this directive well can the pandemic be eradicated.

He said as detecting infections is the most important task, testing is of utmost importance to find out infected people early and prevent the coronavirus from spreading. Therefore, all suspected cases must have their samples taken for diagnosis.

All people with cough and fever must inform local healthcare facilities fortesting, according to him.