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The meeting was chaired by Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee and Head of the municipal Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Chu Xuan Dung.

Participants will have their samples taken for a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test from next Monday, and the second test will be done two days before the congress on January 23.

According to Deputy Director of the municipal Health Department Hoang Duc Hanh, the city has gone through 150 consecutive days without new local transmissions, adding that districts and communes enhanced inspection and punished those who violated regulations on pandemic prevention and control.

Vice Commander of the Hanoi Capital High Command Major General Do Thai Son expressed his concern over the complicated developments of illegal entries into the country in recent times, asking the city to direct units to thoroughly review concentrated quarantine facilities and strictly comply with regulations in the regard.

The Vietnam Fatherland Front chapters, mass organisations and residential areas were also urged to promptly discover illegal entries as the Lunar New Year is coming.

At the meeting, Mr. Dung also warned of the high risk of the virus resurgence in the community. He reminded districts, communes, townships to raise public awareness of prevention and control measures as recommended by the Health Ministry.

He simultaneously ordered to strictly crack down on those breaching the rules on the COVID-19 prevention and control such as not wearing face masks in public places./.

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