PM orders residents in Hai Duong, Quang Ninh not to leave localities

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered all people in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh not to travel to other localities, to contain the spread of the coronavirus following the confirmation of over 80 community transmitted cases of COVID-19 in the two provinces.

Thủ tướng: Người từ Hải Dương, Quảng Ninh không di chuyển ra ngoài tỉnh

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the urgent meeting this morning.

The PM convened an urgent meeting on COVID-19 prevention and control work on January 28 morning at the National Convention Hall where the 13th National Party Congress is taking place.

PM Phuc spoke highly of the drastic and prompt actions taken by the Health Ministry, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, and Hai Duong and Quang Ninh to trace people having possible contact with patients and to zone off newly-detected outbreaks.

He asked ministries, sectors, and localities to carry out stricter measures, continue screening, and identify the reason and the root for the outbreaks.

Publicizing information is essential but should not make people overly concerned, PM Phuc stressed, highlighting the need to promote prevention and control measures.

Thủ tướng: Người từ Hải Dương, Quảng Ninh không di chuyển ra ngoài tỉnh

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam spoke at the meeting

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, head of the steering committee, asked for the activation of the pandemic prevention and control mechanism and system in a hypothetical situation of there being tens of thousands of infections.

He requested that all localities review their prevention measures, especially on the threshold of the Lunar New Year holiday, with a focus on airports, public transport, medical facilities, schools, offices, and markets.

Vietnam has reported 84 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, including 73 in Hai Duong and 11 in Quang Ninh. Of the total, two were confirmed late on January 27 and the remainder on the morning of January 28.

Of the two cases on January 27, a female patient in Hai Duong is related to a woman patient who tested positive for a new variant of the coronavirus upon arrival in Osaka, Japan.

The other is a 31-year-old man from Hong Ha ward in Quang Ninh’s Ha Long city, who works at the province’s Van Don International Airport.

Quang Ninh suspends public transport, closes schools after community cases detected

Quang Ninh has decided to suspend transport services and closed schools.

All land and waterway transport services coming in and out of the province will be temporarily suspended, according to an urgent telegram issued by the provincial Department of Transport.

The decision took effect as from 06.00am on January 28 until further notice, said the telegram.

The local administration also asked transport companies to soon complete trips, disinfect buses and boats, and keep a close watch on the health of drivers and conductors.

For those who are currently on board buses or boats are required to make health declarations, don face masks and observe safe distance regulations.

 

Van Don Airport closes following new virus clusters

Van Don Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh has just closed after dozens of virus infection cases were reported.

The Northern Airport Authority decided to temporarily close the airport for 24 hours from midday on January 28.

On January 27, a 31-year-old security officer at the airport was confirmed to be infected with SARS-CoV-2.

On the morning of January 28, 10 more people including his mother and nine colleagues were confirmed to have the virus.

Speaking with Dantri, director of the Northern Airport Authority, Tran Hoai Phuong, said that the temporary suspension was to prevent the virus spreading and to carry out sterilisation work at the airport.

"All flights scheduled to land or take off at Van Don Airport have been instructed to move to surrounding airports," he said."

Director of Van Don International Airport, Pham Ngoc Sau, said that they had always conducted tight Covid-19 prevention measures so were very shocked by the virus case.

"It has not yet been identified where the staff got the virus from," he said. "We’re co-operating with the concerned agencies to trace the viral sources following instructions from the Ministry of Health. All of our staff have also taken viral tests."

Hai Duong closes schools following Covid-19 outbreak

Hai Duong has also decided to close all of its schools from tomorrow, January 29, due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Luong Van Viet, director of the Hai Duong Department of Education and Training said that all of 40,000 students in Chi Linh City had to stay at home from today, January 28, after 72 new Covid-19 infections were confirmed in the locality.   

Viet added that from Friday, all schools of different levels in the province with around 500,000 students would be temporarily shut for Covid-19 prevention efforts.

The provincial people’s committee has requested strong Covid-19 prevention and control measures. Schools have been asked to prepare to teach students online in necessary cases.

Sterilisation has been conducted at local schools.

82 Covid-19 cases reported in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh

82 Covid-19 cases reported in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh

Vietnam recorded 82 new COVID-19 cases in the northern provinces of Hai Duong and Quang Ninh on January 28 morning after two locally-infected cases were confirmed late January 27.

 
 

Other News

.
HCM City to limit groundwater exploitation
HCM City to limit groundwater exploitation
SOCIETYicon  06/04/2021 

HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment has approved a plan to restrict groundwater exploitation in 2021.

Vietnam among the best countries for retirement
Vietnam among the best countries for retirement
SOCIETYicon  06/04/2021 

The International Living Magazine has recently unveiled ‘The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2021’, which ranked Vietnam in tenth place. Here are the reasons why.

Production of Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine Covivac
Production of Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine Covivac
SOCIETYicon  06/04/2021 

The Khanh Hoa-based Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals under the Ministry of Health in coordination with PATH organisation has jointly studied a COVID-19 vaccine called Covicac, which uses egg-based vaccine production technology.

E-medical records’ data to be connected among hospitals from July 1
E-medical records’ data to be connected among hospitals from July 1
SOCIETYicon  06/04/2021 

Electronic medical record data will be connected among hospitals and health facilities across the country from July 1.

Northern provinces told to prepare for dangerous weather
Northern provinces told to prepare for dangerous weather
SOCIETYicon  06/04/2021 

Moderate to heavy rains are expected in the northern region between April 6 and 14, according to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting.

University students make products to control virus spread
University students make products to control virus spread
SOCIETYicon  06/04/2021 

Students and scientists at the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM) have carried out extensive research and developed products that help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Cat Linh - Ha Dong urban railway trains to arrive every 6 minutes
Cat Linh - Ha Dong urban railway trains to arrive every 6 minutes
SOCIETYicon  06/04/2021 

When Hanoi’s Cat Linh - Ha Dong urban railway project is put into operation, every 6-10 minutes there will be a train arriving at the stations to pick up and drop off passengers.

Vietnam aims to bring 90,000 labourers to work abroad in 2021
Vietnam aims to bring 90,000 labourers to work abroad in 2021
SOCIETYicon  06/04/2021 

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) is striving to bring 90,000 Vietnamese labourers to work abroad in 2021.

Vietnam to receive some 4.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine
Vietnam to receive some 4.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2021 

After receiving 928,900 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in February and early April, Vietnam will continue to receive some 4.1 million doses in May as part of its efforts to build community immunity this year.

Anatomy instructor's lectures are a hit on YouTube
Anatomy instructor's lectures are a hit on YouTube
SOCIETYicon  06/04/2021 

Nguyen Duc Nghia, deputy head of Anatomy Division of the Hanoi Medical University, gives anatomy lessons with just a box of colored chalk and no laptop.

"VietNamNet has a great opportunity to take the lead in digital technology"
"VietNamNet has a great opportunity to take the lead in digital technology"
FEATUREicon  05/04/2021 

Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said that the digital age is coming and it will fundamentally change our lives. VietNamNet should be a newspaper that applies the most of the new technology.

Police urge Hanoi students to use social networks properly
Police urge Hanoi students to use social networks properly
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2021 

To improve security and safety of social network environments for students, especially secondary students, Hanoi’s Bac Tu Liem district has implemented the pilot model "For a healthy environment on social networks”.

Hai Phong to build 67 public parks
Hai Phong to build 67 public parks
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2021 

In the 2021-2022 period, the northern port city of Hai Phong will spend nearly VND2 trillion to build 67 parks, the city’s Permanent Vice Chairman Le Anh Quan said at a press conference on April 2.

H&M criticized for allegedly posting "problematic" map
H&M criticized for allegedly posting "problematic" map
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2021 

Some Vietnamese netizens have said that H&M (in China) has posted a "problematic" map that violates Vietnam's maritime sovereignty and called for boycott of this Swedish fashion brand.

Four die in Hanoi house fire
Four die in Hanoi house fire
SOCIETYicon  04/04/2021 

Four members of the same family, including a pregnant woman, died after a fire broke out at a house on Ton Duc Thang Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi on April 4.

Vietnam addresses post-war UXO consequences
Vietnam addresses post-war UXO consequences
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2021 

Vietnam is one of the countries suffering from heavy consequences of post-war bombs, mines and unexploded ordnances (UXO). The country has implemented measures to clear bombs, mines and explosives.

Two more COVID-19 cases recorded in April 4 afternoon
Two more COVID-19 cases recorded in April 4 afternoon
SOCIETYicon  04/04/2021 

Vietnam had two new COVID-19 cases to report in the past 12 hours to 6pm on April 4, raising the tally to 2,631, including 1,603 domestically-transmitted infections, the Ministry of Health said.

Over 6.4 million poor households access social policy bank loans
Over 6.4 million poor households access social policy bank loans
SOCIETYicon  04/04/2021 

As of March, more than 6.4 million poor and near-poor households had won access to loans from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP).

German journalist hails successful Vietnamese fight against COVID-19
German journalist hails successful Vietnamese fight against COVID-19
SOCIETYicon  04/04/2021 

The author explained that to date, the country has only recorded approximately 2,500 infections and 35 deaths.

Three returnees diagnosed with Covid-19
Three returnees diagnosed with Covid-19
SOCIETYicon  04/04/2021 

Three local men who returned to Vietnam from Angola have tested positive for Covid-19, sending Vietnam’s tally to 2,629 cases as of this morning, April 4, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN