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Central provinces strengthen isolation measures against COVID-19

Update: April, 05/2020 - 13:32

 

People make health declarations at a check-point in the central region. All people traveling from Hà Nội and HCM City to Đà Nẵng, Quảng Nam have to isolate for 14 days. VNS Photo Phương Chi 

CENTRAL REGION — The central city of Đà Nẵng started isolating all people coming from Hà Nội and HCM City – two COVID-19 affected hubs – for 14 days at quarantine sites starting Sunday (April 5).

The city said citizens from Hà Nội and HCM City, as well as those from Đà Nẵng working and living in the two cities, will have to pay for the two-week isolation period.

Đà Nẵng-based Đông Á college also handed over 200 bottles of hand sanitiser that were made by local students and lecturers to seven check-points in the city.

A donation of hand sanitiser to a check-point in Đà Nẵng. VNS Photo Phương Chi

According to the city’s health department, 327 people have been quarantined as of April 5, while 4,637 had completed the 14-day isolation. Samples of 3,248 had tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

Authorities of Hòa Vang District also fined a group of 23 people for camping at a public site and violating social distancing orders on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Quảng Nam Province warned local residents living and working in HCM City and Hà Nội to not travel home at the moment.

It said residents living in the two cities will receive food and logistical support from the province to ease difficulties during the pandemic. All people returning from the two cities will be kept at quarantine sites for 14 days as per a decision released by the province last week.

A donation of VNĐ290 million (US$12,600) and two tonnes of rice has been raised to support people from Quảng Nam staying in the two cities.

The province had isolated 498 people returning from HCM City and Hà Nội between April 1-4.

Samples of 846 out of total 1,141 (including 689 foreigners) at quarantine sites and hospitals tested negative for COVID-19. To date, 236 people have finished their isolation.

A medical worker checks the temperature of a resident at a check-point in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province. Photo courtesy of Thừa Thiên-Huế newspaper

Neighbouring Thừa Thiên-Huế Province has released 360 people after quarantine.

Local donors contributed 800 gifts worth VNĐ160 million ($7,000) and eight tonnes of rice to support poor people suffering the impact of the pandemic.

A report from Quảng Ngãi Province unveiled that 74 samples of people who had close contact with COVID-19 positive cases all tested negative as of April 5.

The province is isolating 64 people.

No cases of COVID-19 have been found in the province. — VNS

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