|Police stationed at a checkpoint in Hà Tĩnh Province on Tuesday as social distancing order came into effect in the central province on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ TĨNH — The central province of Hà Tĩnh has imposed social distancing regulations from noon on Tuesday after a health worker at the provincial general hospital tested positive for the coronavirus.
The decision was made during an urgent meeting held on Tuesday morning by the city’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Disease Prevention and Control. The social distancing was imposed also under the Prime Minister’s Directive 16 amid increasingly complicated developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in the city.
The hospital has been put under lockdown and was disinfected by the military.
All 15 districts and wards and more than 100,000 residents of Hà Tĩnh City will go into social distancing today.
Residents are advised to stay at home and only go out for essentials such as buying food, medicine or going to work. A distance of at least 2 metres must be kept while all forms of social gatherings are temporarily banned in public spaces.
Religious gatherings and gatherings in private residences are also suspended, including marriages and work meetings.
So far the city has recorded 10 cases of COVID-19 in the ongoing fourth wave. — VNS