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Hanoi requires returnees from other localities to make health declaration after public holidays

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:52 GMT+7
Hanoi requires returnees from other localities to make health declaration after public holidays
Two men perform health declaration in Hanoi. Photo: Xuan Long / Tuoi Tre

People living in Hanoi are to be subject to compulsory medical declaration when returning to the capital city after the two public holidays of Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1).

The compulsory medical declaration was among COVID-19 prevention and control measures that Hanoi chairman Chu Ngoc Anh requested leaders of department, agencies, and grassroots authorities to strengthen on Tuesday afternoon.

The People’s Committee of Hanoi evaluated that the risk of resurgence remains, especially from people who make illegal entry into Vietnam, even though previous COVID-19 outbreaks were put under control quickly.

In addition, the negligence and complacency of the community have reached an alarming level.

Meanwhile, large numbers of people will travel to other localities during the two aforementioned public holidays, which will last for four days for the majority of workers in Vietnam, posing higher risks of carrying and spreading the pathogen.

Therefore, chairman Anh asked the municipal police to actively coordinate with relevant units to beef up the inspection of immigrants.

Anh requested cases of illegal entry, organizations, and individuals that help people to cross borders, accommodation establishments and hotels that accept illegal immigrants, and enterprises employing workers who have entered Vietnam illegally be strictly handled.

The Hanoi leader also assigned the municipal police to direct their lower units to strengthen the implementation and review of medical declarations.

People who return to Hanoi after the holidays will be subject to making a compulsory medical declaration.

Punishments will be stringently enforced on those who dodge the medical declaration or make false reports.

At the same time, local medical authorities must help people perform health declaration using quick response (QR) codes and require them to comply with the 5K recommendations, namely 'Khau trang' (face mask donning) - 'Khu khuan' (disinfection) - 'Khoang cach' (distancing) - 'Khong tu tap' (no gathering) - 'Khai bao y te' (health declaration), by the Ministry of Health.

Events and activities with large attendance shall also be restricted or strictly apply COVID-19 prevention and control measures if organized.

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