|Barriers are set up to close streets surrounding three COVID-19 hotspots in the central city of Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo Công Thành
ĐÀ NẴNG — Barriers and guards were deployed to lock down four sections of streets surrounding three hospitals - the general hospital, C Hospital and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics hospital - which are quarantine and treatment centres for the COVID-19 patients in the central city on Tuesday.
All citizens living in the isolated quarters were warned to stay at home, and only travel to buy food, daily necessities and medicine.
Public transport in six major districts of Hải Châu, Thanh Khê, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Sơn Trà, Cẩm Lệ and Liên Chiểu was stopped early on July 28 as the city began social distancing measures.
The general hospital will send COVID-19 patients to Đà Nẵng Lung Diseases Hospital for further treatment, while 100 in-patients with serious illness will be transported to the Public Security Hospital No 199.
|A coffee shop in Đà Nẵng offers take-away coffee as the city began social distancing orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. — VNS Photo Công Thành
According to the city’s health department, nearly 800 people have been quarantined at hospitals and health centres, of which 410 medical samples had been taken for SARS-CoV-2 testing.
Checkpoints have been set up in neighbouring Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Nam and Quảng Ngãi provinces to check travellers from Đà Nẵng. All people coming from Đà Nẵng must declare their health and itinerary.
Thừa Thiên-Huế Province has prepared 10,000 test kits for all local people and visitors, while temperature checks have been set up at Phú Bài Airport to monitor 7,000 arrivals at the airport and railway station.
|A school in downtown Đà Nẵng closes as part of the lockdown. The city will limit public transport and travel to local people for two weeks. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Hội An stopped tours from July 27, and asked for health declarations or isolation for all people coming from Đà Nẵng.
Quảng Ngãi Province - where two COVID-19 patients (No 370 and 419) were being treated - was isolating 447 people who were in close contact with the two patients.
Four road check-points were arranged at entrances of Quảng Ngãi Province to check people from Đà Nẵng from July 27. The province officially halted hosting visitors to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Investigation and health agencies have been tracking the remaining passengers who were on the bus with COVID-19 patient No 419. Only 20 people have been identified for isolation and medical checks. — VNS