Localities tighten COVID-19 measures as more new cases detected

(VOVWORLD) - Hai Phong city will raise COVID-19 prevention and control to a higher level after recording new COVID-19 infections, according to Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tung at an emergency meeting on Monday.

Localities tighten COVID-19 measures as more new cases detected - ảnh 1Hai Phong city will tighten COVID-19 measures after recording new COVID-19 infections.

Mr. Tung asked the city to disinfect and isolate areas with known infections and test people in quarantined areas.

Meanwhile, students in neighboring Quang Ninh province will return to school on March 1, but COVID-19 prevention and control measures will be tightened. Local COVID-19 checkpoints will be removed but Quang Ninh will closely control people and vehicles entering the province. Travelers from COVID hotspots will not be admitted.

Hanoi will step up testing, quarantining, and punishing people who violate COVID-19 regulations. Vice Director of Hanoi’s Department of Health Hoang Duc Hanh said that Hanoi has recorded no new domestic transmissions within the past week and that schools and festivals will resume if this trend continues.

Vietnam recorded three new COVID-19 cases Tuesday morning, raising its total to 2,395. All three cases were related to the outbreak in Hai Duong province and have been quarantined.

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