70th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day Vietnam - Asia 2023 Smart City Summit Hanoi celebrates 15 years of administrative boundary adjustment 12th Vietnam-France decentrialized cooperation conference 31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / News / Viet Nam
Danang imposes social distancing, isolates three hospitals
Linh Pham 23:11, 2020/07/27
Health workers in the city are now at high risk of coronavirus transmission.

Danang will impose social distancing orders in the entire city and put three hospitals under lockdown from July 28 after three locally-transmitted infections were detected in this beach city within three days from last weekend.

 Social distancing leaves the city quiet. Photo: Thanh Nien

Being home to the first local infection after months without community transmission, measures during the social distancing will include wearing of face masks in public places and public means of transport, suspending non-essential services, entertainment activities and public transport, and limiting private vehicles.

Air transportation is only out of Danang.

Meanwhile, three hospitals namely Danang Hospital, Danang C Hospital, and Danang Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Hospital, and residential areas nearby will be put under lockdown under the enactment of a government decree.

The decree requires people to stay home with limit going out, except for necessary cases. In-person contact must ensure a two-meter distance and no more than two persons outside offices, schools, hospitals, and in public.

According to Chairman of the Danang People’s Committee Huynh Duc Tho, the city has 12 suspected cases and around 10,000 people are waiting for Covid-19 tests.

He noted that infections among health workers are visible while no link has been found among the three locally-transmitted cases.

Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said due to unknown transmission sources, it requires both massive testing and contact tracing. Accordingly, people coming to Danang over the past week need to put under home isolation and be tested if they develop symptoms like cough and fever.

People arriving in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and other localities from Danang need to be tested for the virus and quarantined if needed. Those who show symptoms of flu, fever, and cough need to go to clinics for checkup, according to the government decree.

TAG: Danang social distancing lockdown hospital entire city community transmission
Other news
14:16, 2024/02/28
Vietnam news in brief - February 28
Read the Hanoi Times for news about the country
20:10, 2024/02/27
Urban rail projects in Hanoi and HCMC must be prioritized: Politburo
The Politbureau's conclusion called for the study and piloting of public investment-private management and private investment-public use models, as well as the completion of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) models.
13:36, 2024/02/27
Vietnam news in brief - February 27
Read the Hanoi Times for news about the country.
20:40, 2024/02/26
Vietnam inspires global sustainable development: UN Coordinator
Building voluntary national reviews based on trustworthy data sources while promoting the engagement of diverse stakeholders is Vietnam’s effort to achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Goals.
13:25, 2024/02/26
Vietnam news in brief - February 26
Read the Hanoi Times for the latest news on Vietnam.
07:29, 2024/02/26
Tales of recruits: Answering the nation’s call
Young people in Vietnam have been motivated by female soldiers who have chosen to serve in a demanding and disciplined environment.