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Hanoi evacuates residents from packed coronavirus cluster

Hanoi evacuates residents from packed coronavirus cluster

Thursday, September 02, 2021, 13:45 GMT+7
Hanoi evacuates residents from packed coronavirus cluster
Buses are mobilized at two Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi to transport residents to new shelters, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi on Wednesday evacuated residents from two alleyways with hundreds of coronavirus infections in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading further into the community.

The People’s Committee of Thanh Xuan District sent eight buses to Alleys 328 and 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan Trung Ward at around 7:00 pm on Wednesday to help with the evacuation.

People who had come into direct contact with COVID-19 patients were the first to be moved out of the alleys and sent to centralized quarantine facilities.

Other residents got on the buses and arrived at temporary shelters set up at FPT University in Thach That District about 30 minutes later.

All of the evacuees wore full protective gear to minimize the risk of transmission.

A four-member family is evacuated from Alley No. 328 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A four-member family is evacuated from Alley No. 328 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

So far, 375 coronavirus cases have been identified in the two alleyways, including two community-based infections, 74 who tested positive for the virus at centralized quarantine facilities, and 299 cases from sectioned-off households. 

There are 690 households in the alleyways which house a total of 1,304 people. 

Most of the households are old, small, damp apartments with many inhabitants and shared toilets.

Thanh Xuan District authorities carried out Wednesday evening’s evacuation following the request of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh during an inspection of Thanh Xuan Trung Ward earlier that same day.

PM Chinh also ordered the immediate establishment of a mobile medical station in the ward to care for COVID-19 patients who were allowed to treat themselves at home.

Residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi get on a bus to go to new shelters, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi get on a bus to go to new shelters, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

By Wednesday evening, Vietnam had documented 473,530 coronavirus infections, with 248,722 recoveries and 11,868 fatalities, the health ministry reported.

Since April 27, the virus has spread to 62 out of the country’s 63 cities and provinces, except Cao Bang.

Ho Chi Minh City has the highest current caseload with 226,622 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 118,228, Dong Nai Province with 24,525, Long An Province with 22,638, and Tien Giang Province with 9,846.

Hanoi has recorded 3,564 infections during the current wave.

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Direct contacts of COVID-19 patients at Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi get on a bus to go to a centralized quarantine facility, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Direct contacts of COVID-19 patients in Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi get on a bus to go to a centralized quarantine facility, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces spray disinfectant on residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces spray disinfectant on residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

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Authorities in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi on Wednesday evacuated residents from two alleyways with hundreds of coronavirus infections in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading further into the community.

The People’s Committee of Thanh Xuan District sent eight buses to Alleys 328 and 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan Trung Ward at around 7:00 pm on Wednesday to help with the evacuation.

People who had come into direct contact with COVID-19 patients were the first to be moved out of the alleys and sent to centralized quarantine facilities.

Other residents got on the buses and arrived at temporary shelters set up at FPT University in Thach That District about 30 minutes later.

All of the evacuees wore full protective gear to minimize the risk of transmission.

A four-member family is evacuated from Alley No. 328 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

A four-member family is evacuated from Alley No. 328 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

So far, 375 coronavirus cases have been identified in the two alleyways, including two community-based infections, 74 who tested positive for the virus at centralized quarantine facilities, and 299 cases from sectioned-off households. 

There are 690 households in the alleyways which house a total of 1,304 people. 

Most of the households are old, small, damp apartments with many inhabitants and shared toilets.

Thanh Xuan District authorities carried out Wednesday evening’s evacuation following the request of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh during an inspection of Thanh Xuan Trung Ward earlier that same day.

PM Chinh also ordered the immediate establishment of a mobile medical station in the ward to care for COVID-19 patients who were allowed to treat themselves at home.

Residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi get on a bus to go to new shelters, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi get on a bus to go to new shelters, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

By Wednesday evening, Vietnam had documented 473,530 coronavirus infections, with 248,722 recoveries and 11,868 fatalities, the health ministry reported.

Since April 27, the virus has spread to 62 out of the country’s 63 cities and provinces, except Cao Bang.

Ho Chi Minh City has the highest current caseload with 226,622 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 118,228, Dong Nai Province with 24,525, Long An Province with 22,638, and Tien Giang Province with 9,846.

Hanoi has recorded 3,564 infections during the current wave.

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Direct contacts of COVID-19 patients at Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi get on a bus to go to a centralized quarantine facility, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Direct contacts of COVID-19 patients in Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi get on a bus to go to a centralized quarantine facility, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces spray disinfectant on residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces spray disinfectant on residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Functional forces prepare for the evacuation of residents of Alleys No. 328 and No. 330 on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, September 1, 2021. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

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