Medical workers check body temperatures at Mân Thái market in Sơn Trà District of Đà Nẵng. Each household in the city was given a ticket for market entrance every two days. VNS Photo Công Thành
CENTRAL REGION — The Đà Nẵng City People’s Committee officially reopened the Đống Đa market – near New Phương Đông Bar, a COVID-19 infection hotspot, from Sunday after mass tests of people nearby were negative for SARS-COV-2.
All shops in the market can resume sales, but strict control activities such as face masks, disinfection, body temperature measurement and safe distance were required.
Meanwhile, each household in the city was given tickets for market entrance every two days to reduce mass gatherings at public sites. Supermarkets and other necessary services are still open with safe preventive manners.
Public bus routes, taxis and touring vehicles travelling between Thừa Thiên Huế and Đà Nẵng had their operation stopped from Sunday morning.
Neighbouring Thừa Thiên Huế Province said it was tracing for close contact cases related to a SARS-COV-2 positive case (patient No 3,131) from a beauty salon in downtown Đà Nẵng on May 6. At least 101 people who had close contact with patient No 3,131 have been isolated for tests.
Phong Điền District has set up an inspection checkpoint to test people travelling through the district on the roads.
Quảng Nam Province has also halted all mass activities and entertainment services in Điện Bàn Town and Đại Lộc and Núi Thành districts after a positive case (patient No 3,230) was found in mountainous Nông Sơn District on May 7.
A COVID-19 checkpoint in Phong Điền District of Thừa Thiên Huế. Two SARS-COV-2 positive cases were reported in the district on May 8. Photo courtesy Nguyễn Đình Bách
Quảng Ngãi Province has traced 246 contacts with patient No 3,067 (reported on May 8), of which the 24 first samples were negative for the coronavirus.
The provincial Centre for Disease Control has called for health declarations and medical checks among local residents in the communes of Phổ Quang, Phổ Ninh and Phổ Văn in Đức Phổ township as patient No 3,067 had visited the areas in recent days. — VNS