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Hanoi conducts Covid-19 tests for all residents

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Hanoi government has decided to test all residents in the city for Covid-19 from September 6 to 12 to bring the pandemic under control by September 15.

In a dispatch issued on September 6, Hanoi Chairman Chu Ngoc Anh said all residents in areas under lockdown and extremely-high-risk areas must be tested every two to three days, those in high-risk areas every five to seven days and those in the remaining areas at least once in a week, the local media reported.

In addition, residents would be instructed to do a self-test under the supervision of medical workers. After thVccie citywide testing, the healthcare authority will continue testing to assess the risk of transmission.

The city also set a target to administer the first shot to all residents aged from 18 before September 15.

As of September 5, the city had vaccinated more than 2.3 million people, 24.97% of the city’s population, including over two million people receiving one shot and over 200,000 getting both shots.

The city has intensified strict social distancing measures in extremely high-risk areas and developed plans to help the economy recover in high-risk and coronavirus-free areas.

Earlier, Hanoi had launched a mass testing drive, testing more than 1.3 million people, using the RT-PCR method.

In the current fourth wave of Covid-19, the city recorded 3,580 Covid-19 cases, including 1,565 cases in the community and 2,015 others in areas under lockdown.

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