Quang Ninh halts tours of Ha Long Bay due to COVID-19 fears

VOV.VN - The Quang Ninh Provincial Party Committee have taken steps to suspend sightseeing activities to Ha Long Bay and other relic sites in the region as of March 12 amid the increasingly complicated situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID -19).

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Ha Long Bay
The policy will come into force from March 12 and will last until at least March 27, with Quang Ninh province halting the travel of tourists to both Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay.

In additional to this, notable sites in the province such as the islands of Co To and Van Don, along with other relic sites, will also be closed to ensure the health and safety of visitors.

According to a report released by the provincial Department of Health, as of March 11 the province has yet to detect any fresh cases of the COVID-19, aside from the initial four cases who had been travelling on flight VN0054 alongside the 17th COVID-19 patient.

To date, the locality has moved to put 1,210 people into isolation as a means of combating the epidemic.

Quang Ninh is currently tracking down all passengers who were on flight VN0054 following the detection of the 31st and 33rd COVID-19 patients in the province.

The locality has also disinfected certain areas, whilst isolating individuals and conducting tests for people who came into contact with either of the two COVID-19 cases.


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