Vietnam: Capital Hanoi narrows lockdown areas to recover business and production

Women wearing face masks observe social distancing while waiting outside an eatery in Hanoi on September 16, 2021, following the resumption of take-away food services after they were shuttered for nearly two months due to Covid-19 coronavirus restrictions. - AFP

HANOI, Sept 17 (Bernama): Hanoi will narrow lockdown areas to restore production and business activities, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported, quoting the municipal People’s Committee.

Speaking at a meeting with departments, sectors, districts, communes and wards on Thursday, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee Nguyen Manh Quyen said that the capital city will not conduct large-scale lockdowns, but at the narrowest scale, to effectively control the pandemic.

The imposition of lockdowns will strictly follow directions of the Prime Minister and the Health Ministry, Quyen stated, adding that the city will create all possible conditions to ensure the recovery of production and business activities and make it easier for people's lives.

According to the official, as of Thursday, the city had tested 85 per cent of its residents as planned, and vaccinated 93.18 per cent of its population aged 18 and above.

Quyen asked local authorities to devise plans to provide the second jabs in accordance with the recommended time frame for each type of vaccine, and have lists of people to each vaccine so that the city can coordinate with the Health Ministry to ensure vaccine supply.

The municipal Department of Health requested localities in "green zones" to closely control operations of restaurants and stationery business facilities to ensure pandemic prevention and control requirements.

The department proposed the city continue to issue travel permits and maintain checkpoints to ensure pandemic prevention and control. - Bernama

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