Danang closes largest fishing port of Central Vietnam

July 26, 2021 | 10:33
From 3pm July 26, operations at Tho Quang Fishing Port, the largest fishing port in the central region, will be suspended for seven days to disinfect the area and carry out pandemic prevention measures.
Danang closes largest fishing port of Central Vietnam
Tho Quang Fishing Port from above

Tho Quang Fishing Port, located in Son Tra district, is the main distribution point of fish to regional cities and provinces. However, due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections, the port had to be temporarily closed.

Accordingly, ships have been notified to temporarily stop entering the port. There will be sample testing for people entering and leaving the port. In addition, there will also be testing for fish traders at local markets, to be completed on July 26.

For people associated with the port living in Danang, local authorities have ordered them to isolate themselves at home. Meanwhile, ships and personnel arriving from other provinces will be denied access to the port and will be instructed to return to their place of residence.

The amount of fish currently stored at the port was assessed tobe enough to supply people during the port's closure. 250 tonnes of fish stocks and new fish imported in the morning of July 26 will be distributed to markets in the area by the Danang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the Department of Industry and Trade.

Traders are not allowed to come directly to the port. Sale of fish in spontaneous markets is also banned.

If it is found safe after the 7-day pause, Tho Quang Fishing Port will be allowed to reopen.

By Trúc Anh

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