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Covid outbreak risk increases in Hanoi

By Vo Hai   November 1, 2021 | 04:17 am PT
Covid outbreak risk increases in Hanoi
People exercise by Hanoi's Hoan Kiem Lake. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Hanoi's People Committee has classified the city's coronavirus risk as medium, or at level 2, with two areas determined as having high risk.

The two high-risk areas are Tien Thang Commune of Me Linh District and Quoc Oai Town of Quoc Oai District.

The Health Ministry last month classified Hanoi as a safe area, with its Covid-19 outbreak risk ranked low, or at level 1. The capital had no area determined to have high coronavirus risk back then.

Coronavirus risks are categorized by a four-level risk assessment system, with level 1 being the safest and level 4 having the highest risks.

Level 1 areas theoretically can allow all services and activities to resume as normal alongside Covid prevention measures like wearing masks or keeping distance. These include food and beverage establishments, malls, hotels, religious institutions and movie theaters.

As areas ascend to levels with higher-risks, services and activities would be restricted, even banned outright. Level 2 areas in particular should limit large gatherings either indoor or outdoor, and businesses and services with high coronavirus risks like dance clubs, karaoke parlors, beauty parlors and bars will either be restricted or suspended.

Coronavirus risks are determined based on a number of factors, including new infection rates and vaccination coverage.

Around 98 percent of Hanoi’s adult population have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot, while around 48 percent of people aged 65 and above have been fully vaccinated. Throughout the last two weeks, the capital recorded 84 new community transmission cases.

 
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