As many as 48.5 per cent of labourers in industrial zones (IZs) in Hanoi were vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines, said Tran Thi Nhi Ha, director of Hanoi Department of Health at a meeting on COVID-19 prevention and fight on August 20.
|Tran Thi Nhi Ha, director of Hanoi Department of Health at the meeting on COVID-19 prevention and fight on August 20 |
Giving priority for IZ workers is part of Hanoi's efforts to maintain business activities while clamping down on the pandemic.
To date, Hanoi got nearly two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and administered over 1.71 million doses, Ha added. the city will accelerate vaccination in the upcoming days.
Between April 27 and August 20, Hanoi reported about 2,700 COVID-19 infection cases. The city is operating 10,600 sickbeds for COVID-19 treatment. It has also directed private hospitals to reserve 40 per cent of sickbeds for COVID-19 treatment.
Hanoi is now home to nine operating IZs with an occupancy rate of over 95 per cent.
By Bich Thuy