Hanoi is divided into three main zones to continue social distancing from September 6 to 21.
|Hanoi has extended social distancing with new zones. Photo: VTV |
In order not to prolong the city-wide social distancing and reduce the pressure on security, production, and the government system, Hanoi applied three distinct levels of social distancing, with clearly delineated zones. The zoning is decided based on risk of infection and geographical characteristics like population, living habits, and production.
The zoning will help prevent and control the pandemic, as well as carry out appropriate production activities.
Accordingly, from September 6 to 21, the capital will implement pandemic prevention measures in three zones, namely the central urban area (Zone 1); north and east of the Red River (Zone 2); and the south and the west (Zone 3).
Zone 1 has a high population density, with a large number of agencies, businesses, and service establishments. This is currently a "red zone", or high-risk area.
The 10 districts of Zone 1 will continue to apply social distancing according to Directive No.16/CT-TTg. In addition, there will be strengthened measures such askeeping distance between people, while everyone will be required to stay at a place.
Meanwhile, five districts of Zone 2, including Long Bien, Gia Lam, Dong Anh, Soc Son, and Me Linh; and 10 districts in Zone 3 will implement measures according to Directive No.15/CT-TTg, as well as promote safe production.
Zone 3 includes agricultural production areas and industrial zones and clusters, partly urbanised with low population density. Zone 2 is separated from Zone 1 by the Red River and Duong River system.