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Hanoi reports no new COVID-19 case in 24 hours, first time in over two months

Hanoi reports no new COVID-19 case in 24 hours, first time in over two months

Monday, September 27, 2021, 16:24 GMT+7
Hanoi reports no new COVID-19 case in 24 hours, first time in over two months
Residents in Hanoi undergo body temperature checks. Photo supplied.

No new COVID-19 infection was detected in Hanoi from 12:00 pm on Saturday to 12:00 pm on Sunday, a record that has not been seen since July 5.

According to an announcement from the Hanoi Department of Health at noon on Sunday, the capital city had not seen any new case from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm Sunday, which marks 24 consecutive hours of zero new infections.

As of Sunday morning, Hanoi health officials had administered over 6.7 million COVID-19 jabs to residents, with nearly 950,000 being follow-up doses.

As the COVID-19 epidemic has been brought under control, Hanoi has resumed numerous services after two months of suspension, including providers and sellers of essential goods, barbershops and hair salons, banks, and post and telecommunications service providers.

However, local authorities still ban public gatherings of 10 people and more as well as meetings and events attended by more than 20 people in a room, except essential cases subject to strict epidemic prevention measures.

The administration requires a minimum distance of two meters between people in public places.

App-based transport service providers are allowed to operate at no more than 50 percent of their vehicle fleet from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm every day.

Many infection clusters, including the one at alley No. 322 of Nguyen Trai Street in Ha Dong District, have been put under control.

However, infections are still found in the community, as seen from the case of a construction worker in Hoai Duc District, who tested positive for the coronavirus after being hospitalized for a labor accident.

Officials have pinpointed 26 direct contacts and 313 indirect contacts of the newly-detected patient, all of whom have received negative test results, according to the Hanoi Center for Disease Control.

Since the pandemic erupted in Vietnam in early 2020, Hanoi has documented 4,458 COVID-19 cases, including 51 deaths, the Ministry of Health reported on Monday.

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