Secretary of Hai Duong: ‘Chi Linh blockade zone is maintained’

Secretary of Hai Duong: 'Chi Linh blockade zone is maintained' 4

Secretary of Hai Duong Provincial Party Committee Pham Xuan Thang reported to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as above, during a meeting on Covid-19 prevention and control on the afternoon of January 29.

According to Mr. Thang, immediately after detecting the infection, the province activated a state of emergency for the entire political system, with each district-level unit establishing a quick response team to handle arising situations.

`In any residential area where F0 appears, the Secretary or Chairman of that place will immediately block it locally, without waiting for orders from higher levels,` Mr. Thang said.

By January 29, Hai Duong had traced all F1 and F2 and basically completed testing.

Secretary of Hai Duong Provincial Party Committee Pham Xuan Thang.

Besides Chi Linh City, in Hai Duong there are three other localities that have workers at Poyun Company.

In addition, Hai Duong authorities are tracing cases of attending two weddings and a funeral in Quang Ninh.

Mr. Pham Xuan Thang asked the Ministry of Health to continue helping Hai Duong with large-scale testing because this is a `vital issue` in stamping out the epidemic.

Also on the afternoon of January 29, at the online meeting of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control with Hai Duong and Quang Ninh provinces, Associate Professor.

According to Mr. Duong, some epidemiological hot spots in Chi Linh City must be immediately blocked and quarantined like Son Loi (Vinh Phuc) before, meaning `blockade within a blockade`, done very strongly, pursuing each individual.

Vice Chairwoman of Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hanh said that the province has traced 10,000 people and taken about 5,000 samples for testing.

Secretary of Hai Duong: 'Chi Linh blockade zone is maintained'

Associate Professor Tran Nhu Duong.

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son said that concentrated quarantine areas outside Chi Linh City should have the participation of the military.

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Duy suggested that in addition to increasing F1, F2, and F3 tracing, Hai Duong needs to take random samples in the community, schools, eateries, and large restaurants that organize events.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An, acknowledged that the outbreak at Poyun Company showed that the disease prevention work in production facilities and factories was negligent and subjective.

Two outbreaks in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh were discovered on the morning of January 28, when the Ministry of Health recorded `Patient 1552` and 1553. `Patient 1552` is a female, 34 years old, a worker at Poyun Company Limited,

At noon on the same day, the Ministry of Health announced that 72 more people in Hai Duong and 10 people in Quang Ninh tested positive for nCoV, related to the two patients mentioned above.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister requested Chi Linh City to blockade and social distance for 21 days, according to the principle of `isolating family from family, village from village, commune from commune, ward from ward`.

Stop karaoke services where there is an epidemic

In an official dispatch sent to localities on the afternoon of January 29, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Trinh Thi Thuy stated that localities, based on the epidemic situation, decide to postpone or stop sporting events.

Localities with disease outbreaks and the risk of community infection must temporarily suspend festivals, karaoke services, dance clubs and other crowded activities.

Localities that have not yet had an epidemic reduce the scale and adjust the form and time of organizing cultural events and festivals.

Writing Tuan – Hoang Thuy

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