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Localities boost effective measures against COVID-19 spread

by NDO17 July 2021 Last updated at 14:00 PM

Collecting samples for COVID-19 testing. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)
Collecting samples for COVID-19 testing. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)

VTV.vn - Localities across the nation are implementing various emergency response measures against the spread of COVID-19.

On July 16, Ninh Thuan Province put a strict social distancing order in place in accordance with Directive No. 15/CT-TTg of the Prime Minister in Bac Ai, Ninh Son, Ninh Hai, Thuan Bac and Thuan Nam districts from 0:00 on July 17 to July 31 to aid in COVID-19 prevention and control.

Accordingly, Ninh Thuan ordered the halting of gatherings of 10 or more people outside of offices, schools and hospitals, the suspension of religious ceremonies and activities or gatherings of 20 people or more, along with halting all cultural, sports and recreational activities in public places, as well as temporarily suspending the operation of business and service establishments, except for those dealing in essential goods and services. Local people are advised to limit their travel, especially from epidemic-affected areas to other localities.

Quang Binh province has launched a peak campaign of inspection and handling of violations on COVID-19 prevention and control in the locality from July 20-30.

On July 16, Ninh Binh Provincial People's Committee requested that from 00:00 on July 18, non-essential services in the province will be suspended. Restaurants are only allowed to operate indoors, with takeaway services encouraged.

Under its COVID-19 vaccination campaign for 2021-2022, the central coastal city of Da Nang has set a target of having over 90% of its population vaccinated against COVID-19 in that period, with the fastest possible vaccination progress upon receiving a sufficient number of vaccines (an expected number of 20,000 people/day).

Binh Duong province has announced its decision to establish two 3,000-bed field hospitals, supported by the Becamex Corporation. Specifically, field hospital No. 1 will be built at the World Trade Centre campus on Hung Vuong Street, Hoa Phu Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, at a scale of 1,500 beds. The second one is in Hoa Phu ward, Thu Dau Mot city, also with 1,500 beds.

On July 16, the Ministry of Health has suggested the Prime Minister establish facilities for COVID-19 treatment by expanding military barracks, motels, hotels, resorts, school dormitories and dormitories in factories.

Also on the same day, the Ministry of Health issued a document urging its units and localities across the nation to strengthen vaccination work. After more than four months of vaccination against COVID-19, the whole country has received 4,156,140 doses, of which 3,556,332 people have received their 1st dose with 299,904 having received the full two doses.

On July 16, the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City reported that it is urgently researching an increase in the transportation capacity for essential goods between the southern provinces and Ho Chi Minh City by waterway. Accordingly, tourist speedboats that are temporarily out of use will be used to supply goods. The department is coordinating with the relevant authorities to unify the plan and license their operation.

Vietnam recorded 2,106 new COVID-19 infections, including one imported case, from 6:30pm on July 16 to 6am on July 17, raising the national count to 46,292, according to the Ministry of Health.

They are made up of 1,769 in Ho Chi Minh City; 124 in Binh Duong, 43 in Dong Nai; 42 in Vinh Long, 41 in Dong Thap, 34 in Ben Tre, 22 in Khanh Hoa; seven in Binh Phuoc, six in Soc Trang, four in Can Tho, three in An Giang, two each in Hanoi, Bac Ninh and Binh Dinh, one each in Phu Yen, Lam Dong, Dak Nong and Gia Lai. Of the new cases, 1,680 were detected inside quarantined or locked down areas.

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