Da Nang to introduce social distancing from midnight on July 27

(VOVWORLD) - With three people having contracted COVID-19 and 12 other suspected cases, the central city of Da Nang will impose social distancing from midnight Monday for at least 14 days, as directed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. 
Da Nang to introduce social distancing from midnight on July 27 - ảnh 13 hospitals in Dang Nang are put on lockdown. (Photo: nld.com)

The government’s Directive 19 on social distancing requires people to maintain a distance of at least one meter from each other and prohibits gatherings of more than 20 people in public, except in offices, schools and hospitals.

Residents are encouraged to stay at home. Festivals, religious ceremonies, sports and other events that gather a large number of people are banned.

"Non-essential" businesses including entertainment facilities, beauty salons, massage and karaoke parlors, and bars are closed.

Starting from Monday afternoon, stricter social distancing rules have been applied in the Da Nang General Hospital, Hospital C and the Da Nang Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital, where the latest patients in the city visited just before they were diagnosed with COVID-19. The hospitals have been locked down.

People traveling from Da Nang to Hanoi, HCM City, and elsewhere must be tested and quarantined if necessary. Those showing symptoms of flu, fever, and coughing must visit medical establishments immediately.

The Prime Minister announced that people organizing illegal entry into Vietnam will be seriously punished, and that the supply of daily necessities will be ensured and mask production enhanced.

The Border Guard Command has reactivated COVID-19 prevention and control measures and established 8 teams to inspect a number of border provinces.