More checkpoints set up to tighten Covid-19 control in Hanoi's hotspots
Hanoi has set up additional 39 checkpoints to tighten social distancing rules at 15 districts which are reporting high numbers of Covid-19 infections.
Staff work at a Covid-19 checkpoint in Hanoi
According to the municipal Police Department, the additional 39 checkpoints have been put up since the morning of September 4 at 15 districts including Tay Ho, Ba Dinh, Cau Giay, Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, Hai Ba Trung, Thanh Xuan, Ha Dong, Thanh Tri, Hoang Mai, Nam Tu Liem, Bac Tu Liem, Hoai Duc, Thanh Oai, and Thuong Tin.
The checkpoints will operate round the clock until further notice, and will check people's health declarations and travel permits, ensure social order and traffic flow.
Hanoi has announced the application of different Covid-19 prevention and control measures starting from September 6.
According to the new instructions by the local authorities, the city will be divided into three zones based on the level of pandemic outbreak risk as well as characteristics of each locality such as geography, population and production, thus ensuring pandemic control measures and maintaining production.
Stricter pandemic prevention and control measures and travel restrictions will continue to be applied in zone 1, comprising 10 districts - Tay Ho, Ba Dinh, Cau Giay, Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, Hai Ba Trung, Thanh Xuan, Ha Dong, Thanh Tri and Hoang Mai; and parts of the five districts of Nam Tu Liem, Bac Tu Liem, Hoai Duc, Thanh Oai, and Thuong Tin.
Zone 2 covers five districts - Long Bien, Gia Lam, Dong Anh, Soc Son and Me Linh and will apply higher preventive measures to match each locality’s production situation.
Meanwhile, looser measures will be implemented in zone 3, covering agricultural production areas and industrial parks and clusters with low population density including 10 districts - Ba Vi, Son Tay, Phuc Tho, Dan Phuong, Thach That, Quoc Oai, Chuong My, Ung Hoa, My Duc, and Phu Xuyen, and the remaining parts of the five districts in zone 1 - Nam Tu Liem, Bac Tu Liem, Hoai Duc, Thanh Oai and Thuong Tin.
Hanoi will divide localities into three zones for the application of different COVID-19 prevention and control measures starting from September 6.
Covid-19 cases have been found in all 30 districts of Hanoi. Experts say Hanoi is still at a high risk with hotbeds likely to break out with a high number of infections.