Hai Duong receives further support to fight against COVID-19

by NDO18 August 2020 Last updated at 16:35 PM

Social distancing applied on a local wet market in Hai Duong City, the capital of Hai Duong Province. (Photo: NDO)
Social distancing applied on a local wet market in Hai Duong City, the capital of Hai Duong Province. (Photo: NDO)

VTV.vn - On Monday (August 17), the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) presented Hai Duong with VND5 billion dong to support the northern province in its COVID-19 fight.

The entire amount of the donation will be transferred to the Provincial Centres for Disease Control (CDC) for the purchase of COVID-19 test kits for large-scale testing, with the province having recorded multiple infections in recent days.

Previously, VietinBank’s Hai Duong branch awarded the Hai Duong City People's Committee with medical supplies and necessities to serve the epidemic prevention and control activities.

In the near future, VietinBank will continue to carry out a number of activities to support relevant Hai Duong units in preventing and fighting the epidemic.

In recent days, a range of units, enterprises and individuals have provided support in cash and other supplies to Hai Duong to help soon stamp out the local outbreak. The medical supplies and necessities have been allocated by the city to the concentrated medical isolation camps and quarantine posts.

As of Tuesday morning (August 18), Hai Duong Province has recorded 12 cases of COVID-19 infections, with all the cases having been linked to the coronavirus outbreak in a local restaurant on Ngo Quyen Street, Hai Duong City.

To halt the spread of the virus, the People's Committee of Hai Duong Province issued a decision on Monday to establish more medical isolation zones in several of Hai Duong City’s residential clusters. The order will last for 28 days, from 0:00 on Tuesday.

Also on Monday, Hai Duong Province sent a written request to the relevant ministries and central agencies to support the province in providing information on the mobile system to propagate on the disease prevention to the public, as well as to boost the tracing of the related cases in close contact with local COVID-19 patients.

In Hanoi, on August 17, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Van Suu recommended that local residents should not leave their homes unless absolutely necessary.

Speaking at a meeting of the capital city’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Suu requested that, from 0:00 on August 19, local restaurants strictly comply with the regulations on disease prevention, while ensuring safe distancing for their customers.

Hanoi CDC also recommended that all Hanoi residents who have returned from the central city of Da Nang (the current hotbed for the new infection wave in Vietnam) between July 15 and 29 should continue to work closely with the local health sector in reporting health information, while going to sampling venues to take RT-PCR tests for COVID-19 testing.

In Da Nang, the local authorities have lifted medical isolation measures from Le Son Nam Village, Hoa Tien Commune, Hoa Vang District, from 0:00 on August 17, after 14 days of the village being under blockade for COVID-19 prevention and control. However, some quarantine posts will be retained to continue monitoring and controlling people and vehicles in and out the village for the disease prevention work.

On Monday, in Da Nang’s neighbouring province of Quang Nam, the local authorities decided to expand the local quarantine camps amid the number of subjects need to be quarantined in Quang Nam is increasing.

Accordingly, in addition to the current isolated camps, by August 20, Quang Nam will establish four additional isolation camps to receive citizens from overloaded centralised isolation zones in the province.

At present, the province is currently holding in medical isolation 26,349 people in relation to COVID-19 patients.

In the central province of Quang Tri, Le Quang Tung, Secretary of the Quang Tri Provincial Party Committee visited medical staff at Quang Tri General Hospital and the Quang Tri CDC on Monday.

At the Quang Tri Provincial General Hospital, the 6th floor of its G building is under lockdown as several patients being treated there have been in close contact with COVID-19 patients. There are over 500 doctors, nurses, patients and their relatives in isolation in the building, of which more than half are medical staff.

At the Quang Tri CDC, from July 25, the centre has carried out over 5,000 tests, from which seven samples were identified as positive for the coronavirus and all the patients are being treated at the Provincial Hospital of Tuberculosis and Lungs and the Dong Ha City Medical Centre, with the latter set up as a field hospital with a scale of 200 beds in case the epidemic worsens.

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