Nearly 50 residential areas in Hanoi’s Hoang Mai District without COVID-19 cases were marked as the “green zones” on Monday, the Tin tức (News) online newspaper reported.
A green board is put up at the entrance of the residential area in Mai Dong Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, where no COVID-19 patients have been reported, to indicate they are safe.
Barriers and a green board were put up at their entrances, indicating no COVID-19 patients have been reported there and outlining measures that non-residents must take before entering.
The measures include making health declarations, following the 5K message, and placing parcels and deliveries at the entrance.
The move came following orders from Hoang Mai District’s Party Committee, which instructed 14 wards under its jurisdiction to put up barriers around COVID-free areas to maintain their safety.
The 50 green zones reported were in Mai Dong and Dai Kim wards.
Speaking about the measure, Nguyen Tuan Anh, head of the Hoang Mai Party Committee’s Commission for Publicity and Education told Tin tức: “We learned from HCM City. The pandemic situation is so complicated there, but some wards and residential areas that have not got any COVID-19 patients have put up barriers to protect themselves from the virus.
“We realised this is a good model to learn from and should be duplicated, so we instructed the 14 wards in our district to do the same.”
|The green board outlines COVID-19 prevention measures visitors must take before entering the area. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tung|
|Parcels have to be taken at the entrance and are not allowed to be delivered at the door. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tung|
|Non-residents are not allowed to use certain routes to enter the "green zones". VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tung|
|A building in the Times City apartment complex in Mai Dong Ward is also considered a "green zone." Photo baotintuc.vn|
|Deliverymen are not allowed to go up and must leave the deliveries in front of the building. Photo baotintuc.vn|
Source: Vietnam News
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