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Hanoi locks down areas with 2,800 residents in central district over new infections

Hanoi locks down areas with 2,800 residents in central district over new infections

Friday, August 06, 2021, 12:19 GMT+7
Hanoi locks down areas with 2,800 residents in central district over new infections
An alley is locked down in Van Chuong Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi, August 5, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Dong Da, one of the four central districts in Hanoi, have placed 900 households with 2,800 residents in many areas under medical isolation after detecting new COVID-19 infections there within 14 days.

The locked-down areas are located in Van Chuong and Tho Quan Wards in Dong Da District.

Functional forces have documented at least 18 new COVID-19 cases in Van Chuong Ward, according to the district’s medical center.

Checkpoints had been set up at the entrances to the sealed-off areas before Hanoi started applying social distancing measures under the prime minister’s Directive No. 16 on July 24.

With the new infections, the tally of coronavirus patients in Hanoi has surpassed 1,700, as recorded since the pandemic’s fourth wave erupted in Vietnam in late April.

The capital city added one case on Friday morning, according to the Ministry of Health.

People receive food through a barricade set up at an entrance to a locked-down residential area in Dong Da District, Hanoi, August 5, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

People receive food through a barricade set up at an entrance to a locked-down residential area in Dong Da District, Hanoi, August 5, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

The health ministry also announced 4,008 local COVID-19 cases in 23 other provinces and cities, including 2,563 patients in Ho Chi Minh City, the same morning.

The latest cases have taken Vietnam’s caseload to 189,066, including 58,040 recoveries and 2,720 deaths, as logged since early 2020.

The current severe bout has accounted for 185,162 cases in the total caseload.

People receive food through a barricade set up at an entrance to a locked-down residential area in Dong Da District, Hanoi, August 5, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

People receive food through a barricade set up at an entrance to a locked-down residential area in Dong Da District, Hanoi, August 5, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A woman looks out from a locked-down corner in Dong Da District, Hanoi, August 5, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A woman looks out from a locked-down corner in Dong Da District, Hanoi, August 5, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Officers guard an entrance to a locked-down residential area in Dong Da District, Hanoi, August 5, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Officers guard an entrance to a locked-down residential area in Dong Da District, Hanoi, August 5, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

People receive food through a barricade set up at an entrance to a locked-down residential area in Dong Da District, Hanoi, August 5, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

People receive food through a barricade set up at an entrance to a sectioned-off residential area in Dong Da District, Hanoi, August 5, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

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