Localities close unnecessary services to prevent COVID-19

Monday, 2021-05-03 16:06:04
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Mica table partitions installed at a restaurant in Hanoi to limit direct contact among diners and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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NDO - Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh has signed a document ordering the closure of street side eateries, monuments, and religious institutions from 17:00, May 3 to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also asked restaurants and cafes housed indoors to ensure disinfection and keep customers at least a meter apart or have screens between them. Takeaways are encouraged, he said.

Businesses who fail to observe the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 prevention and control regulations will be forced to cease operation, he emphasised.

In a similar move, Ho Chi Minh City will shut its massage and sauna services, theatres, cinemas, and gaming rooms from 18:00 May 3, as directed by Nguyen Thanh Phong, chairman of the municipal People's Committee at a meeting of the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control this afternoon.

The city’s authorities also ordered the closure of non-urgent meetings and conferences. If events are to be held this week, the number of attendees must be limited.

People returning to the city are asked to fill in compulsory medical declarations after the four-day public holidays lasting from April 30 to May 3.

Also on May 3, the authorities of An Giang, Lam Dong, Quang Ngai, Thai Nguyen and Quang Nam provinces also requested the closure of all unnecessary services like bars, karaoke parlours, discos, massage services and game rooms until further notice.

Local people are urged to strictly follow the 5K motto: Khau trang (wear a facemask) – Khu khuan (disinfection) – Khoang cach (keeping distance) – Khong tap trung (no gatherings) – Khai bao y te (making health declarations), so as to contain the pandemic.