12.08.2021, 19:40

Thua Thien Hue closes tourist attractions after detecting Covid-19 infections

Thua Thien Hue closes tourist attractions after detecting Covid-19 infections

A file photo of tourists visiting the Hue Imperial Citadel in Thua Thien Hue Province before Covid-19. The province has decided to close relic sites, tourist attractions and landmarks in the province starting today, August 12, after it reported two Covid-19 cases by community transmission – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – The central province of Thua Thien Hue has decided to close relic sites, tourist attractions and landmarks in the province starting today, August 12, after it reported two Covid-19 cases by community transmission.

The provincial anti-Covid-19 steering committee this morning released an announcement about measures to fight the disease in the province.

The authorities asked local residents to continue to refrain from going out for non-essential purposes and practice anti-virus measures as recommended by the Ministry of Health.

Eateries and coffee shops are also allowed to continue operations, but they must comply with Covid-19 preventive measures and open at 50% capacity with no more than 50 customers at the same time. Meanwhile, restaurants, food stores, rest stops and souvenir shops located along the National Highway No.1 section running through the province have to suspend operations.

Wedding ceremonies and receptions and celebrations can take place but must ensure compliance with anti-virus regulations. These parties must be organized at half capacity with no more than 50 guests limited to local residents of the province.

In addition, funerals must also follow coronavirus safety guidelines and must be registered with the authorities.

The province has banned large gatherings of over 20 people outside offices, schools and hospitals, as well as non-essential meetings and religious events of more than 20 people. People also have to keep a safe physical distance of at least two meters from each other in public places.

Earlier, the province reported two locally-infected cases in Phong Dien District and the source of transmission of the cases remains unknown.

As of this morning, Thua Thien Hue had reported 177 domestic infections in the latest outbreak, which began on April 27.

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