Hanoi’s medical facilities required to raise COVID-19 alert to highest level
Hanoi’s Department of Health has urgently requested both public and private medical facilities to raise their COVID-19 alert to the highest level as part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus in the community.
All medical facilities, public and private alike, were asked to remain highly vigilant and continue with strict COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
The capital city has four times extended its social distancing order to half the spread of the virus, and the latest order is to expire on September 21. Though the outbreak is showing sign of abating, several community cases have been detected daily through random testing or test screening at medical facilities.
In a dispatch signed by Nguyen Dinh Hung, deputy director of the Municipal health Department, all medical facilities were required to test patients, caregivers, and healthcare workers if they who flu-like symptoms such as a fever, a cough, a shortness of breath.
They were asked to monitor the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures in their units to early detect and quarantine suspect cases and to avoid cross transmission.
Hanoi has so far recorded more than 4,100 coronavirus cases since the virus recurred in late April. It has recently eased social distancing measures in green zones, enabling people to travel and resume business services.