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Pay-to-stay quarantine service applies in Bắc Ninh Province

Update: April, 07/2020 - 20:48


A checkpoint for COVID-19 prevention at Như Nguyệt Bridge in Bắc Ninh Province. — Photo

BẮC NINH — People who are from or passing through COVID-19 hit areas will have to pay for isolation when arriving in the northern province of Bắc Ninh from Monday (April 7), according to Nguyễn Hương Giang, chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee.

She said exceptions will be made for those who have finished quarantine in other localities or have been certified by authorised agencies.

Those who perform special duties, providing food or essential necessities, shuttle buses for workers or experts are also included. However, they have to show their working schedule and contact persons and implement disease prevention measures as required by local authorities.

The measure is issued to curb the spread of disease in the locality and ensure the effectiveness of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s Directive 16 on COVID-19 prevention and control.

The chairwoman asked agencies and local administrations to strictly follow the PM’s order on social distancing.

For businesses whose experts and workers from or passing through Hà Nội, HCM City and other provinces arriving at Bắc Ninh to work, they should be asked to restrict contact with others and keep a minimum distance of 2m when in contact. A private working area should be arranged for them and their health should be monitored regularly.

Local governments are requested to collaborate with the provincial health department, the police and relevant agencies in supervising quarantined people. All violators should be strictly dealt with, the chairwomen said.

Earlier, the province has set up six checkpoints to monitor people and vehicles entering the locality.

Bắc Ninh has so far recorded one case of COVID-19 infection. — VNS

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