Hanoi has mobilized people to limit their travel to the streets to prevent epidemics. However, there is no “blockade” of the city.
This is the statement of the Hanoi Party Committee Secretary Dinh Tien Dung when talking to the press on the evening of May 6.
“Hanoi only advises people to limit leaving their homes if not necessary, comply with epidemic prevention and control measures, cooperate with authorities to repel the epidemic”, Hanoi’s Secretary said and affirmed. “There is no city blockade as some rumors say.”
According to Mr. Dinh Tien Dung, despite the stressful epidemic situation, the city authorities still effectively implement necessary measures. All cases are promptly traced, localized, quarantined and tested for related persons for screening.
Since the first recognition of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam (March 2020), there have been many times rumors about “blockade of Hanoi”. On the night of March 6, 2020, with the recognition of “patient 17”, the city isolated a section of Truc Bach Street, at that time, there appeared information about the blockage of the city, which worried many people. City leaders immediately reassured the people, denied the false information.
Up to now, the highest level of anti-epidemic action in the city has been achieved when the Prime Minister issued Directive 16 (March 31, 2020), requiring the isolation of the whole society according to the principle of “family separated from families. , villages are separated from villages, communes are separated from communes, districts are separated from districts, provinces are separated from provinces “.
As of the afternoon of May 6, Hanoi recorded a total port of 51 cases, of which 42 were related to the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases (facility 2 in Dong Anh).