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Hanoi fences off street following detection of 16 coronavirus cases

Hanoi fences off street following detection of 16 coronavirus cases

Friday, August 13, 2021, 13:37 GMT+7
Hanoi fences off street following detection of 16 coronavirus cases
Health workers disinfect a section of Doi Can Street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, August 12, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A section of a street in Hanoi has been cordoned off after 16 coronavirus cases were detected in the area in less than a week.

Authorities in Ba Dinh District fenced off a 400-meter stretch of Doi Can Street on Thursday night after 16 coronavirus patients were detected via contact tracing and mass testing between August 7 and 12.

Nine of these cases were recorded on Thursday alone, according to the Hanoi Center for Disease Control.

The patients have been brought to local treatment facilities, while their direct contacts have been quarantined.

A 400 meter section of Doi Can Street in Hanoi is cordoned off, August 12, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A 400-meter section of Doi Can Street in Hanoi is cordoned off, August 12, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

The Ba Dinh District Medical Center has confirmed 49 COVID-19 infections in the community via mass testing since July 24.

Vietnam had documented 246,568 COVID-19 cases by Friday morning, with 89,145 recoveries and 4,813 deaths, according to Ministry of Health statistics.

A 400 meter section of Doi Can Street in Hanoi is cordoned off, August 12, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A 400-meter section of Doi Can Street in Hanoi is cordoned off, August 12, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

The country has recorded 242,603 local infections in 62 provinces and cities, including 2,258 cases in Hanoi, since the fourth wave broke out on April 27.

The capital is currently following social distancing regulations under the prime minister’s Directive No. 16, which bans gatherings of more than two in public and requires all residents to stay home.

The city’s chairman Chu Ngoc Anh on Tuesday approved a plan to carry out a massive COVID-19 testing drive until August 17 with a target to collect 1.3 million samples.

An officer guards an alley on Doi Can Street in Hanoi, August 12, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

An officer guards an alley on Doi Can Street in Hanoi, August 12, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A man brings supplies to his relatives in the locked-down area on Doi Can Street in Hanoi, August 12, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A man brings supplies to his relatives in the locked-down area on Doi Can Street in Hanoi, August 12, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

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