|Fabrics stores at Ninh Hiệp Market are closed after a series of COVID-19 cases were detected. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội reported 93 positive cases of COVID-19 including 54 community cases from 6pm on Friday to 6pm on Saturday.
According to the city Department of Health, the capital currently has eight COVID-19 hotspots.
Among the new cases reported on Saturday, 28 cases were linked to Ninh Hiệp Market in Gia Lâm District; 14 cases related to Tân Triều Commune, Thanh Trì District; and eight cases from Bưởi Road, Ba Đình District.
Other cases were reported in Bạch Trữ Hamlet, Mê Linh District; Phú La, Hà Đông District; Sài Sơn, Quốc Oai Town; Lê Đức Thọ Street in Mỹ Dình Ward; and Thủ Lệ, Ba Đình District.
Eight positive cases were confirmed at a hotel where the Vietnamese national football team is staying.
The city's Centre for Disease Control on Saturday issued an urgent notice looking for visitors to the Charmvit Building and Grand Plaza Hotel at No 117 Trần Duy Hưng Street in Cầu Giấy District between October 28 and November 6.
|Grand Plaza Hotel where the Vietnamese football team is staying has reported positive cases of COVID-19. — Photo tuoitre.vn|
About 3,000 people staying at and visiting the hotel and Charmvit office building will be tested including members of the football team.
Grand Plaza Hotel is also where members of the Japanese football team and officials of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) are staying to prepare for the match between Việt Nam and Japan on November 11 at the second World Cup 2022 qualifying round.
Starting from Monday, ninth graders in Ba Vì District will be the first students in the capital city to return to school.
The city's Department of Education and Training has ordered educational facilities of 29 other districts and towns to continue online teaching for primary, secondary and high schools. Kindergartens will remain closed too.
Earlier on November 1, the city's People's Committee allowed schools in Hà Nội's 18 suburban districts and townships to reopen for in-person learning on November 8. But the development of the pandemic has changed the school reopening plan. — VNS