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Hanoi: masking up in public area is compulsory
Cong Tho - Thuy Duong 15:51, 2021/01/01
Capital residents and tourists are required to wear masks in public areas on the occasion of year-end and New Year celebrations.

Hanoi Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention released Notice No. 35 / TB-BCĐ on tightening anti-pandemic measures on the occasion of year-end and New Year celebrations. 

Capital residents and tourists are required to wear masks when riding public transport; visiting public places including parks, flower gardens, pedestrian streets, squares, bus stations, markets, supermarkets, shopping mall; and when taking part in public cultural, entertainment and sport events.

The organizations and individuals who defy the quarantine measures as well as disease prevention protocol will be strictly sanctioned/ Photo: Le Giang

City’s administrative bodies are required to enhance communication on the implementation of the "5K Message", including: Khau trang (Masks) - Khu khuan (Disinfection) - Khoang cach (Distance) - Khong tu tap (No gathering) - Khai bao y te (Medical declaration), in order to raise awareness among citizens in preventing pandemic.

In addition, Hanoi authorities are requested to enforce pandemic prevention and control measures during the New Year holiday and be ready to ensure absolute safety for the 13th National Party Congress.

Specifically, the districts of Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung, and Nam Tu Liem are required to urgently develop plan to ensure safety at fireworks display places.

Hanoi Department of Transport is tasked with ensuring safety on public transport means and premises including pier, bus station and railway station. All passengers are required to wear masks when riding means of public transportation.

Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports is required to enforce anti-pandemic measures at venues of festivals, cultural, entertainment and sports activities during the celebrations of New Year 2021 and the traditional Lunar New Year of the Buffalo.

The Department of Tourism is assigned the work of ensuring safety for travelers and enforce anti-pandemic measures at tourist sites and accommodation establishments as well as strengthen inspection disease prevention in city-approved paid quarantine places.

The Department of Industry and Trade is required to ensure the safety in supermarkets, markets, the area where Spring fairs are held, among others.

The Department of Health is tasked with strengthening supervision and early detection of suspected cases in the community; implement the timely lockdown and quarantine in case new infection is detected; thoroughly handle disease outbreak; and ensure safety in both domestic and non-public health centers in the city.

The Capital High Command, in coordination with relevant agencies, continues to closely manage centralized isolation facilities, preventing cross infection in quarantine facilities.

Hanoi Municipal Police will strictly handle cases of illegal entry, as well as people flouting pandemic prevention and control; ensure security and order at quarantine facilities.

People's Committees of districts, towns, communes, wards and townships are required to supervise the prevention and control of pandemic in the area; focus on anti-pandemic prevention and strengthen inspection of anti-pandemic measures compliance at public spots and crowded entertainment activities.

The organizations and individuals who defy the quarantine measures as well as disease prevention protocol will be strictly sanctioned, the Notice stressed.
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