Maj. Gen. Nguyen Quoc Duyet speaks at the event.

The two facilities will receive and quarantine Hanoians who have been stuck in Da Nang city and Quang Nam province due to social distancing measures.

According to Director of Me Linh General Hospital Do Viet Tuyen, the hospital has thoroughly prepared personnel and medical equipment and is ready to put them into operation.  The 250-bed hospital has built a field treatment area that adds more than 1,000 beds to meet Hanoi’s requirements.

Meanwhile, Senior Colonel Do Hong Thai, Commanding Officer of the Hanoi Capital Command’s Military School, reported that the school has twice received and quarantined Vietnamese citizens and their good task performance has been highly applauded by higher levels. Sixty four rooms at the school and another three rooms at its Defense-Security Education Center are now reserved for receiving more Vietnamese citizens in the coming time.

After assessing the situation in the two aforementioned facilities, Major General Nguyen Quoc Duyet asked their leaderships to double-check and complete the preparation so that they can be ready to quarantine Vietnamese citizens.

They were also asked to strictly carry out COVID-19 prevention and control measures to prevent cross infection of COVID-19 in the quarantine facilities.

General Duyet also requested the two units’ staff and workers to raise their high sense of responsibility, and be wholeheartedly devoted to the work of caring for the quarantined.

As scheduled, Hanoi will receive people flown from Da Nang on August 12 and 13.

On the same day, the Hanoi Capital Command presented Military Region 5 with 10,000 medical face-masks in the hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will be controlled soon.

Translated by Chung Anh