Hanoi issues urgent message following COVID-19 community transmissions in Da Nang

(VOVWORLD) - Hanoi Mayor Nguyen Duc Chung has ordered local authorities and agencies to strictly implement COVID-19 prevention and control measures after two cases of community transmission of coronavirus were reported in the central city of Da Nang in the past few days.  

In an urgent message issued on Sunday, Mr. Chung urged authorities to closely monitor all people who returned from abroad and are living and working in the capital city. Suspected cases must undergo testing immediately.

The message requested people to wash their hands frequently and wear masks in crowded places.

Da Nang has put a halt to activities involving over 30 people and "non-essential" businesses, starting 1 p.m. Sunday, to contain the spread of COVID-19.