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Social distancing orders strengthened in Đà Nẵng

Update: August, 10/2020 - 15:28

 

A health worker takes blood from a resident in Sơn Trà district of Đà Nẵng. Strict social distancing orders and mass SARS-CoV-2 testing has been strengthened by authorities. VNS Photo Lê Lâm

ĐÀ NẴNG — Authorities in Đà Nẵng are implementing strict social distancing measures for markets, meaning households will receive tickets for odd or even days to limit crowds.

Sellers will have to stockpile enough goods for two days and shoppers will be able to visit the stalls twice a week.

The city’s department of industry and trade said all supermarkets will provide door-to-door delivery services for online and call orders from customers.

Health declarations and body temperature checks are mandatory for everyone visiting traditional markets and supermarkets in the city.

The central city’s information and communications department has launched a COVID-19 map at http://covidmaps.danang.gov.vn – that helps users see quarantine centres, lockdown zones, living quarters and itineraries of COVID-19 patients.

Earlier, the department also started a COVID-19 database for local people at http://congdulieu.vn and opendata.danang.gov.vn, providing information related to COVID-19.

A daily COVID-19 bulletin is available on Zalo or 1022 switchboard.

The city’s health department said two locked down hospitals – the General Hospital and the hospital for Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics – would reopen on August 11 after a two-week closure, while barriers blocking streets (Hải Phòng, Quang Trung and Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai) surrounding the hospitals would be removed the same day.

The department said medical samples of all doctors, nurses and residents at the lockdown zones had tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 twice. The C Hospital, which is included in the lockdown zone, reopened last Saturday. — VNS

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