Ha Noi lifts lockdown on COVID-19 hotspot
12:27 | 06/05/2020

VGP - Ha Loi commune in Me Linh District, one of the main COVID-19 hotspots in Ha Noi, ended its 28-day lockdown since May 6.

Competent forces remove barriers to end 28-day lockdown on Ha Loi commune

During the lockdown period, 12 checkpoints were set up around the commune for 24-hour control to prevent around 11,000 residents from leaving the commune from April 8-May 5.

The lockdown is regarded as a prompt and necessary measure to contain further transmission of COVID-19 after a 47-year old man residing in the commune was confirmed positive for the virus (patient 243).

The commune's patient tally rose to 13, of whom 3 have recovered, according to the Ministry of Health.

As of early May 6, Viet Nam has confirmed 271 COVID-19 infection cases, of whom 232 have been cleared of the virus. 

The country has reported zero new community transmission case of COVID-19 for the past 20 days./. 

By Thuy Dung 

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