VOV.VN - As many as 4,280 COVID-19 patients across six central cities and provinces which are poised to be directly impacted by typhoon Conson have been evacuated to safe areas.
Da Nang city had the highest number of evacuees with 1,524 F0 cases, followed by Nghe An and Quang Binh with 1,105 and 928 cases respectively.
Thua Thien-Hue, Thanh Hoa, and Quang Ngai also moved coronavirus patients to higher grounds, with each having between 100 and 300 cases.
Tran Quang Hoai, deputy head of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, said these localities are at risk from the impact of the impending storm, and the evacuation of local residents, including coronavirus patients, is a must.
The evacuation has been carried out carefully so as it does not break COVID-19 guidelines and social distancing measures as well, said Hoai.
According Hoai, local administration have devised detailed plans, including separating F0 cases and moving them to safe areas, preparing for COVID-19 treatment, and avoiding the spread of the pandemic within the community.
In addition, they have also worked out a plan to ensure a sufficient supply of food to the evacuees in the designated areas.
Typhoon Conson, with winds gusting up to 100kph, is moving toward the central coast of Vietnam. It is forecast to dump heavy rain on central coastal localities from Thanh Hoa to Da Nang after it makes landfall on September 13.