Citizens returning from coronavirus hotspots are tested via quick testing method in Đông Hà City, Quảng Trị Province. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — An Giang, Quảng Ninh, Quảng Trị and Vĩnh Phúc provinces are urgently stepping up measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as Đà Nẵng City faces an outbreak of the disease.
The People's Committee of An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta sent an urgent dispatch to ask authorities of districts, especially border areas, to strengthen COVID-19 preventive measures on Tuesday afternoon.
Vice-Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Lê Văn Phước said the committee warned district authorities to focus on preventing illegal entry through the border area.
It also requested leaders of departments, agencies and district People’s Committees to strictly direct the implementation of COVID-19 preventive measures.
The provincial People's Committee asked local authorities to work with police and health authorities to classify local citizens returning from Đà Nẵng since July 1, and take appropriate quarantine measures.
The localities need to conduct medical supervision and testing for all F1 cases, said Phước.
The Department of Health and provincial Border Guard Command were asked to prepare human resources and medical equipment to ensure quarantine and treatment.
Provincial police will prosecute all individuals and groups organising illegal entry into Việt Nam.
Quảng Ninh Provincial People's Committee on Tuesday asked the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Steering Committee in co-ordination with the Health Department to finish health declaration forms for all citizens before August 10.
The health department will check and monitor all those with underlying medical conditions and those with COVID-19 symptoms.
Concentrated isolation facilities in the province must be ready to receive F1 cases from community transmission.
Ninh Văn Chủ, Director of Quảng Ninh Centre for Disease Control, said the number of flights bringing people returning from abroad through Vân Đồn airport brings the risk of many patients positive for SARS-CoV-2 entering the area.
Therefore, the province must control trails, cross-border areas and strictly conduct health declaration forms.
Quảng Trị Province has reopened all medical isolation facilities to be ready to receive suspected COVID-19 cases.
These facilities included Quảng Trị General Hospital, Triệu Hải General Hospital, and eight health centres.
Quảng Trị has tested all local citizens returning from coronavirus hotspots via quick testing and the provincial People's Committee has spent VNĐ2.1 billion to buy 15,000 test kits.
Vĩnh Phúc Province, home to numerous industrial zones, has asked enterprises to seriously implement COVID-19 prevention measures.
Enterprises must constantly monitor the number of labourers returning from pandemic-hit areas.— VNS