COVID-19: People line up for registration at Hanoi quarantine area

Hanoi authorities have set up a large-scale quarantine area in Hoang Mai district to receive people from COVID-19 hit countries, in an attempt to halt virus infection to the community.

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After landing in Vietnam, lots of people from epidemic hit countries are directly transported to Phap Van – Tu Hiep concentrated quarantine area in Hoang Mai district

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To receive people from epidemic-hit countries, student dormitories in Phap Van-Tu Hiep have been transformed into a fully-equipped quarantine area

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To prepare for worst scenarios, Hanoi has established more quarantine areas throughout the city, including those at schools and dormitory centres, capable of accommodating large amounts of people

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The Phap Van-Tu Hiep student dormitory centre in Hoang Mai district alone can receive many people in need of isolation

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Wearing face masks, people line up for registration at the area

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The area is comprised of two blocks of flats, with first floors reserved for cooking, second and third floors for administration, and from fourth to 19th floors for concentrated quarantine

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According to the Hanoi Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, all returnees will be provided with daily necessities

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All human movements and activities of the area are put under strict scrutiny by experienced health workers, security guards and soldiers

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All returnees’ personal belongings are disinfected before brought in to stop infection

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The district police, in collaboration with the Hanoi Capital’s High Command, have set up 6 checkpoints around the area to ensure security for the returnees

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Many people feel fatigued after long flights

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Bus drivers are provided necessary protective gear to ensure safety throughout the journey

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People line up for registration behind barriers at a checkpoint

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People will are required to have their body temperature measured or security checked before moving in

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Checking personal belongings carefully before moving in

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Under regulations, people will be allowed to leave the quarantine area if they test negative for the virus after a 14-day quarantine period

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