Hai Duong's police set up checkpoints last night to isolate the whole city after five Covid-19 cases have been detected here since August 7.
So far, five covid-19 cases have been reported in the city. The first case was detectd on August 7, the second on August 11 and the last three cases were announced yesterday. Community infection in the city is confirmed as the source of infection has not been traced.
All of the three cases newly reported in Hai Duong came into contact with Patient 867, and work in the city.
Two of them, Patients 906 and 907, are a 72-year-old woman and a 17-year-old man, both residing in Thanh Ha district. The other, Patient 908, is a 59-year-old woman who comes from the northern province of Thai Binh.
The quarantine order for the whole city of Hai Duong took effect from 0:00 of August 14. Under a decision signed by the Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee earlier the same day, the measures will last for 15 days.
Around 200 police officers worked the whole night to set up 50 quarantine checkpoints last night.
With only 2 hours, since the urgent instructions from the Provincial People's Committee, the authority and the police force of Hai Duong City immediately deployed 30 key control posts to ensure the first day of social isolation.
During the lockdown period, local residents are asked to stay at home and only go out for essential needs. Public gatherings are limited to two people and a minimum distance of two metres between each other outdoors must be maintained.
Meanwhile, production and businesses facilities have to observe COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
Notably, the area around the restaurant in Ngo Quyen Street, Pham Ngu Lao ward, where Patient 867 worked has been put under lockdown from 0:00 on August 14 till 0:00 on August 28.
Hai Duong University’s dormitory is used for quarantining people who had closed contact with the patients.
The lockdown decision also highlighted contact tracing, the mobilisation of testing machines and communication work to raise public awareness of the fight.
Some photos of the city under lockdown order: