All residents in Hanoi who have returned from the central city of Da Nang after July 16 must self-quarantine at home and test for COVID-19 immediately, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has ordered.

All residents in Hanoi who have returned from the central city of Da Nang after July 16 must self-quarantine at home and test for COVID-19 immediately, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has ordered.
Testing for returnees from the central city, home to the latest COVID-19 outbreak, is expected to complete by August 2.
Two locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported in Hanoi in the past few days, with both of them having travel history to Da Nang.
All districts have been tracing people travelling to the central city recently other than the 21,000 reported previously, in accordance with recommendations by the Ministry of Health.
Hanoi also halts events attracting crowds and warns against gatherings in weddings and funerals.
Health declarations strengthened to stop COVID-19


Amid the recurrence of community transmissions of COVID-19, Hanoi’s health sector has continued to introduce measures to prevent the spread of the virus and monitor those who have recently returned from pandemic-hit areas, including the central city of Da Nang and neighbouring Quang Nam province, and to encourage them to follow preventive measures.
Staff at a healthcare clinic in Dong Tam ward, Hai Ba Trung district, in Hanoi have been receiving information from local people who have travelled to Da Nang and Quang Nam since July 8.
They then verify the information and visit people to have them declare their travel history and self-quarantine.
Each individual is responsible for monitoring their temperature and informing medical staff if it exceeds 37.5 degree Celsius and is accompanied by coughing, a runny nose, or a raspy throat.
People in Hanoi are already acquainted with preventive measures recommended by the Health Ministry, such as wearing a face mask when going out. 
Wearing face masks when in public places, washing hands regularly with soap, and limiting visits to crowded places have become good habits in preventing not only COVID-19 but also other respiratory diseases. People making health declarations and keeping in close contact with medical staff where they live also contribute to effective disease prevention.

Health staff takes samples of people in Mai Dinh commune, Soc Son district (Photo: VNA)


50 people in the commune are required to test (Photo: VNA)

Health staff takes samples of people in Mai Dinh commune, Soc Son district who have returned from Da Nang city (Photo: VNA)

Health staff takes samples of people in Mai Dinh commune, Soc Son district who have returned from Da Nang city (Photo: VNA)

Blood samples of Da Nang returnees are taken and kept carefully (Photo: VNA)

Health staff prepares rapid Covid-19 testing kit for people in Mai Dinh commune, Soc Son distric who have returned from Da Nang city (Photo: VNA)

Thoses who have returned to Hanoi from Da Nang are taken samples for testing at Hai Ba Trung disistrict’s Health Centre (Photo: VNA)

Health staff disinfects quarantine area at the health clinic of Mai Dinh commune, Soc Son district (Photo: VNA)