Hanoi is completing two scripts to control the COVID-19 pandemic after September 6, when the third social distancing period ends, to choose based on the number of infections in the city assessed through two large-scale testing campaigns from August 27 to September 4 and from September 5-11.
|Hanoi will adjust its lockdown and social distancing policies to the actual spread of the virus after September 6 |
According to the first script, Hanoi will continue lockdown at districts and towns where risk of infection remains high andinfections continue to increase.
Accordingly, Hanoi will implement two testing periods from August 27 and September 4. If less than 1 per cent of those tested is infected and almost all are detected in lockdown or high-risk areas, making quarantining possible, the city will continue to lock down these places and loosen movement restriction in “green areas”.
In the next seven days (September 5-11), the city will also test an additional 800,000 samples in 12 districts with high risk, namely Thanh Xuan, Hoang Mai, Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, Ba Dinh, Cau Giay, South Tu Liem, Bac Tu Liem, Dong Anh, Thanh Tri, and Thuong Tin.
Under the second script, the lockdown policy will be extended across the city in case more than 1 per cent of the samples are infected and the infections have a wide geographical spread.
Under this plan, the city will collect an additional 1.5 million samples for testing from all districts and areas of the city within seven days from September 5.