Hanoi capital tightens COVID-19 measures as cases rise considerably

VOV.VN - With dozens of new cases detected daily during the past days, the capital of Hanoi on November 1 raised its COVID-19 alert level from ‘green’ to ‘orange’ to halt the spread of the virus in the community.

The daily number of new infections has increased to dozens over the past few days, forcing Hanoi to up the ante by introducing tighter COVID-19 measures.

November 1 alone saw 57 people test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with many of them detected through random testing or test screening at medical facilities.

Me Linh district and Quoc Oai township have been coded ‘amber’ after they recorded many community cases in recent times.

Among tighter COVID-19 measures, Hanoi has required eateries that offer dine-in services to close the door before 09pm. The eateries must maintain safe distance on the premises, while the owner and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

It has allowed indoor sport activities, but asked fitness clubs to reduce member numbers by half to no more than 30 people at a time.

The city has requested families to cut short their wedding or funeral, with the number of participants not exceeding 30 at a time. Participants are required to strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing a facemask and keeping a safe distance from each other.  

The city has temporarily suspended discos, karaoke and massage parlours, and gaming services.

Hanoi has recorded more than 4,000 new cases since the virus recurred in late April 2021. It has gradually eased travel restrictions and resumed services since October after the outbreak was brought under control.