From 0:00 on August 5, Haiphong city will temporarily bar the entry of people from localities that are implementing Directive No.16/CT-TTg.
|Haiphong city will tighten control measures to protect citizens. Photo: Le Toan |
In the face of the COVID-19 epidemic, on August 3, Haiphong People's Committee issued Document 5256/UBND-VX.
Accordingly, from 0:00 on August 5, the city will temporarily suspend the reception of citizens, including Haiphong citizens from provinces and cities that are implementing social distancing according to Directive No.16/CT-TTg of the prime minister, except for those authorised by Haiphong People's Committee.
The committee said that recently, many people from other localities where Directive 16 is being implemented still enter Haiphong city, posing the risk of spreading the disease.
In addition, the city agreed to support Haiphong people staying in Ho Chi Minh City and facing difficulties with VND2 million ($87) a household, taken from the city's funding to support the COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control. Haiphong’s authorities will coordinate with related agencies to compile a list of Haiphong people who are facing difficulties.
According to preliminary statistics of Haiphong authorities, there are currently about 1,500 Haiphong people in Ho Chi Minh City who are coping with difficult situations and needing support.
Haiphong also installed more checkpoints at the gateways to the city, tightening measures to control the inflow of people and vehicles from other cities and provinces to implement social distancing according to Directive 16.