HCMC – The Hai Duong Province government has decided to begin social distancing in the entire Hai Duong City for 15 days from today, August 14, to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, as the number of Covid-19 cases in the province is rising.
As part of the social distancing order, households, villages, communes and districts should maintain a distance from each other, Tuoi Tre Online reported.
During the social distancing period, residents have been asked to refrain from going out except to buy food, medicines and other necessities, wear face masks in public, wash their hands with soap or hand sanitizer regularly, avoid gatherings of more than two persons and keep a safe physical distance of at least two meters.
Production factories, essential goods suppliers and other service providers will remain operational, but they have to strictly comply with Covid-19 infection prevention and control measures to ensure the safety of employees.
The provincial government also ordered the suspension of wet markets in the city, while facilities supplying food and foodstuffs or food stores are not subject to the order.
The Hai Duong government told the municipal authority to team up with the Department of Health to ward off the Covid-19 outbreak at 36 Ngo Quyen Street, while tracing those who came into contact with Covid-19 patients and monitoring them as well as keeping them quarantined.
The municipal government was also told to requisition the dormitory of Hai Duong University as a concentrated quarantine facility for those who came into close contact with the Covid-19 patients in the province.
Le Dinh Long, Party chief of Hai Duong City, said the competent forces had set up 11 checkpoints at entrances to the city.