HCMC – After undergoing 17 consecutive days without any new Covid-19 infections, Bac Giang Province, which was earlier the country’s largest coronavirus hotspot, stopped applying the prime minister’s Directive 19 to enter a new normal stage beginning today, July 29.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been brought under control in the province, with eight of 10 districts going 22 days without any fresh Covid-19 cases, said Bac Giang Chairman Le Anh Duong.
To prevent the resurgence of Covid-19, the provincial government asked the departments, agencies and districts to tighten control over the entry from other provinces and cities and to ask people arriving from virus-hit areas to undergo a Covid-19 test and paid quarantine.
Over 700 people have returned to the province from HCMC, which is now the country’s largest Covid-19 hotspot, while 2,300 others have rushed home from Hanoi City.
In addition, production facilities and firms must have their employees tested regularly and carry out their operations in a safe manner. Those that fail to comply with Covid-19 safety measures will be suspended.
Besides, experts, executives and workers who are working in the province, but live in Covid-19-hit provinces must work from home or implement the live-in production rule.
As of now, more than 130,000 workers in industrial parks in the province have returned to work, the local media reported.
Some non-essential services such as clubs, bars, discos, gyms, cinemas, massage and karaoke parlors, swimming pools and game shops remain suspended, while funerals and wedding parties are allowed, but must comply with anti-virus measures.
Bac Giang Province became the country’s biggest Covid-19 hotspot in May and reported over 5,700 Covid-19 infections. Up to 99% of the patients have made a full recovery from the disease.