HANOI, June 11 (Vietnam News/ANN): More than 93, 000 students in Hanoi are set to take the high school entrance exams this weekend and measures are in place to ensure Covid-19 safety, according to officials.
Chairman of the city's People Committee Chu Ngoc Anh said the virus situation is largely under control and city officials are confident in the safety of the students taking the exams.
The city has employed more than 17, 000 education workers for the exams and all 30 districts and communes across the city are well-prepared. Social distancing protocols have been set up and drills have been conducted to ensure students are properly distanced during the exams.
Those in charge of all 184 exam sites were told to ensure there is ample supply of sanitiser, to provide guidance for students and to stay in touch with parents on exam days.
Deputy director of the city's health department Hoang Duc Hanh said the newly discovered cluster in Dong Anh District is proving to be complicated as a number of positive cases are shop owners who may have been in contact with a large number of people.
The department has set up testing centres in the district to screen the local population for the virus.
Meanwhile, Vietnam reported 196 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, including 185 locally transmitted and 11 imported, bringing the total tally to 9, 980, according to the country's Ministry of Health.
Among the community cases, 168 were reported in quarantine facilities or lockdown areas. In terms of localities, 95 were detected in the northern epidemic hotspot Bac Giang province, 48 in the southern Ho Chi Minh City, and 28 in the northern Bac Ninh province.
Nationwide, as many as 3, 804 Covid-19 patients have so far recovered, up 96 from Thursday, and over 184, 700 people are being quarantined and monitored.
By Thursday, the country had administered over 1.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines for people working on the frontline against the pandemic, mostly health workers. - Vietnam News/ANN