The conference was chaired by its Deputy Commander and Head of Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Major General Do Thai Son, as well as attended by leaders of functional agencies and units under the Hanoi Capital Command.

According to a report, Hanoi currently has a total of 123 cases of COVID-19, of which two have been newly infected by SARS-CoV-2 after returning from Da Nang. Particularly, Hanoi has 39 cases of people returning from Da Nang or having contact with people returning from the city. These people are being quarantined and monitored at home.

Major General Do Thai Son speaking at the event

Over the past time, the unit has thoroughly embraced higher levels' instructions and strictly implemented measures on fighting the pandemic. The unit has mobilized four medical teams, in association with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of Hanoi, to send 30 vehicles and 43 staff members to receive and move Vietnamese citizens returning from abroad to quarantine areas.

As of July 30, the Hanoi Capital Command has received and moved 18,989 citizens returning from abroad to quarantine areas. In particular, on July 29, the unit received 219 citizens coming back home from Equatorial Guinea, including 108 cases that tested positive for COVID-19, 12 recovered cases, and 21 suspected cases.

Concluding the event, Gen. Son asked the units and agencies to continue to thoroughly embrace instructions from higher levels on the implementation of COVID-19 preventive measures, while preventing the disease from spreading in their barracks.

The units tasked with receiving and isolating citizens should promote dissemination of 2019-nCoV-related information for their troops, and encourage them to successfully complete all assigned tasks.

Translated by Lam Anh