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Hai Duong set to begin social distancing at midnight

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HCMC – The entire northern province of Hai Duong will undergo social distancing for 15 days, starting from midnight on February 16, to prevent Covid-19 from spreading further.

The decision was made at a meeting today of the executive board of the provincial Party Committee to discuss urgent measures to control Covid-19 as the disease has shown no letup in the province, the local media reported.

The executive board of the Hai Duong Party Committee asked the provincial government to issue a decision on social distancing.

The province’s Police Department was assigned to coordinate with other relevant agencies to set up checkpoints and impose heavy sanctions on those violating regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control.

Local residents were called on to stay home except for going out to buy food and medicines and for emergency cases. They must also strictly maintain a minimum distance of two meters while communicating and no more than two people can gather outdoors.

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