The HCM City People’s Committee has instructed the police and Department of Transport to set up 12 checkpoints at the city’s gateways by May 15 to head off any possible spread by infected visitors.
|People in vehicles have their temperature checked at a checkpoint in HCM City during a COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Source https://baotintuc.vn|
Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Binh, deputy head of the Traffic Police Division, told Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper that at the checkpoints officials will measure the temperature of everyone entering by vehicle during non-peak times.
During peak hours the checks would be done randomly to avoid traffic jams, he said, adding people would be told to disinfect their hands and fill health declarations.
Military Hospital 175 and the Border Guard Command of Tay Ninh Province on May 12 started the second phase of COVID vaccination involving more than 1,000 soldiers stationed at the border gate in Tay Ninh.
Of them, 600 are receiving the second dose.
It will take seven days.
The hospital has personnel and facilities at the vaccination sites to take care of anyone reporting side effects.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh urged HCM City's leaders and agencies to continue the “dual goals” for the rest of the year at an online meeting yesterday.