Hanoi lifts lockdown on largest Covid-19 hotspot

By Ngoc Thanh, Pham Chieu   September 29, 2021 | 06:52 pm GMT+7
Over 1,000 people in a Thanh Xuan District neighborhood returned home Wednesday morning after spending nearly a month in quarantine.
Hanoi lifts lockdown on largest Covid-19 hotspot

At 8 a.m., buses carried the quarantined people back home to Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan Trung Ward. Some of the street’s alleys became Hanoi's largest coronavirus hotspot, recording around 600 Covid-19 cases from August 23.

Hanoi lifts lockdown on largest Covid-19 hotspot

A health worker disinfects the infected alleys on Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan Trung Ward, two days before the local lockdown was lifted.

Around 2,000 people live in this neighborhood. From September 1 to September 3, Thanh Xuan District evacuated over 1,100 people to a quarantine zone at the FPT University in Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park.

Infected cases and their close contacts were taken into centralized quarantine zones.

Hanoi lifts lockdown on largest Covid-19 hotspot

People submit medical declarations to local police officers before returning home.

Hanoi lifts lockdown on largest Covid-19 hotspot

Do Van Khai, office head of the Thanh Xuan District People's Committee, said the district used five buses to bring the quarantined people home.

Hanoi lifts lockdown on largest Covid-19 hotspot

An elderly woman greets her neighbors as they return home. All returnees would need to self-isolate themselves at home for seven days and be tested regularly.

Hanoi lifts lockdown on largest Covid-19 hotspot

During their time away from home, most people's houses were barricaded and sealed.

Hanoi lifts lockdown on largest Covid-19 hotspot

At 8:10 a.m., 57-year-old Do Van Nhuan and his family returned home. He said the house would need to be cleaned up first before he could take some rest.

Nhuan's family of four had gone into quarantine since September 3. They asked to stay back until the lockdown in their neighborhood was lifted.

Hanoi lifts lockdown on largest Covid-19 hotspot

Nguyen Thi Vien burns certain plants like honey locusts and grapefruit skin to get rid of unpleasant odors inside her house. Four people in her family had come into close contact with Covid-19 cases.

Hanoi lifts lockdown on largest Covid-19 hotspot

Residents dump their protective suits into a medical wastebin placed at the ends of the alley.

Hanoi has recorded over 4,200 Covid-19 cases since the fourth coronavirus wave hit Vietnam in late April.

 
 
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