Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Trieu The Hung inspects election preparation in the locality (Photo: VNA)
Hai Duong (VNA)
– The Standing Board of the Party
Committee of Hai Duong province on May 20 asked for strengthening urgent
measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure safety the
upcoming elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and People's Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure.
Accordingly, the locality has focused on leading, directing and organising the
implementation of COVID-19 prevention measures.
From 10:00 pm on May 20, local people were required to stay inside their homes unless leaving for
essential purposes from 10 pm to 5 am of the next day.
Attention is also paid to communication activities related to the elections and
COVID-19 prevention work, especially at polling
Distancing regulations must be strictly followed with
no more than 20 people gathering at polling stations at the same time, and
voters must have body temperature checked and be provided with hand
Pandemic prevention and control systems in cities, districts and towns are
required to be placed at the highest level of readiness, while those
violating COVID-19 prevention regulations must be punished strictly.
To contain the
spread of COVID-19 infection from outside into the province, control will be
tightened at provincial-level checkpoints. Meanwhile, special working groups
for COVID-19 prevention and control are tasked with strengthening measures at industrial
parks in Kim Thanh district and Hai Duong city.
The provincial Department
of Health was demanded to quickly increase testing capacity to 10,000 samples
per day, while the Hai Duong General Hospital was required to prepare human
resources for operating a COVID-19 treatment hospital in Chi Linh city.
According to the provincial Centre for Disease Control, Hai Duong recorded 22 COVID-19
infections as of May 20. Those being quarantined totalled 11,156./.