|Workers at Hanoi's disease control centre test samples taken from people returning from areas affected by COVID-19 (Photo: VNA)
The money will be used to purchase materials for taking samples and hire qualified establishments recognised by the Health Ministry to conduct screening tests.
As of March 11 afternoon, Hanoi had recorded four COVID-19 cases, who are currently under treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Disease No. 2.
It had also tested 2,277 samples collected from people returning from coronavirus-hit areas and kept at quarantine
centres, and all were negative.