There remain 2,500 vacancies in Phap Van – Tu Hiep residential quarter in Hoang Mai district.
Due to complicated evolution of Covid-19 pandemic, Hanoi’s government has recently worked with educational institutions to prepare some 20,000 beds in total in the city for isolation to effectively prevent Covid-19 spread, local media reported.
|The premises of Hanoi High Technology Vocational College. Photo: HNM|
The isolation establishments are set up to accomodate people, both Vietnamese and foreigners, who come from abroad.
Noi Bai International Airport reported that on March 22, 2,348 passengers (including 2,146 Vietnamese and 202 international visitors) came to Vietnam from Hong Kong and Taiwan (China), Germany, Russia, Singapore, UAE, Japan, India, among others.
Currently, there are 14 concentrated isolation centers in Hanoi city with a total of 12,629 beds, according to a report of the municipal Department of Health.
Of the 14 centers, besides some military barracks and schools under the Capital High Command and the Ministry of Defense, the Hanoi People’s Committee has decided to set up three more in urban districts.
Specifically, there are 4,800 beds at the student dorms in My Dinh II (Nam Tu Liem district), another 4,000 in student dorms in Phap Van – Tu Hiep residential quarter (Hoang Mai district) and 800 at the premises of Hanoi High Technology Vocational College (Nam Tu Liem district), respectively.
Among the three planned mass quarantine centers, only the student dorms in Phap Van – Tu Hiep residential quarter have been mobilized, and there remain 2,500 vacancies.
Besides, the Ministry of Education and Training has made a written request to the leaders of educational institutions to cooperate with the locality in making dormitories available for mass isolation.
Training institutions that require class attendance are asked to follow the guidance of epidemic prevention and make plans suitable to the pandemic evolution.
The Ministry of Education and Training has also required the institutions to encourage officials, lecturers and students to join local epidemic prevention activities.
As of March 23, Hanoi keeps taking the lead in the number of Covid-19 patients, 38 out of 118 nationwide.