Da Nang continues social distancing measures
08:18 | 12/08/2020

VGP - The central city of Da Nang, now Viet Nam's biggest COVID-19 hotspot, will continue with social distancing measures in line with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s Directive No 16/CT-TTg.

Under a document issued by the Da Nang City People’s Committee on August 11, all agencies, organizations, and residents have to observe COVID-19 prevention and control measures from midnight on August 12 until further notice.

Under a document issued by the Da Nang City People’s Committee on August 11, all agencies, organizations, and residents will have to implement COVID-19 prevention and control measures from midnight on August 12 until further notice. Such measures were imposed upon the Hoa Vang district at 1.00 pm on August 11.

Accordingly, people in the city are requested to stay at home and only go out for buying food and medicine, and for other emergencies.

Any gathering of more than two people in public places and outside offices, schools and hospitals is prohibited. Citizens have to keep an interpersonal distance of at least two meters.

Markets, supermarkets, shopping centers, grocery stores, and convenience stores only sell food and foodstuffs. All non-essential services including cinemas, clubs and bars, massage parlors, karaoke lounges and online game centers must be temporarily closed.

Also the same day, the Ministry of Transport required continued suspension of flights carrying passengers to Da Nang City. 

Da Nang authorities will join hands with other functional agencies to take 1,453 stranded visitors in the city home. 

According to the information of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on early August 12, Viet Nam confirmed 866 COVID-19 infection cases, of whom 405 are linked to Da Nang City. 

By Thuy Dung  

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