Hai Duong’s Cam Giang District put under lockdown
Hai Duong urged to implement COVID-19 combat measures on wider scale
Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long has ordered the northern province of Hai Duong – Vietnam’s recent hotspot of COVID-19 outbreaks – considering implementing the Prime Minister’s Decree 16/CT-TTg on a wider scale to avoid getting behind developments of the pandemic.
At the event (Photo: VNA)Long made the request at an online conference co-organised by the ministry and local authorities to direct COVID-19 prevention and control work across the province. Decree 16/CT-TTg focuses on deploying urgent and drastic COVID-19 prevention and control measures. Also at the conference, the minister praised local efforts to mobilize its entire political system and people in fighting the pandemic in a short time and to promptly lockdown Chi Linh city and Cam Giang district under the decree. He envisaged the local COVID-19 situation to be further complicated and prolonged and urged the province to make all-out efforts to curb the spread of the virus. He recommended letting the army monitor concentrated quarantine sites for tightened discipline in a bid to deter cross infections. Long asked the local police to tightly manage people’s self-quarantine at residential areas in line with the ministry’s regulations. He stated the ministry will continue offering more assistance to Hai Duong.