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Hanoi closes golf courses, sport centers to fight pandemic

Valerie Mai Valerie Mai

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May 14, 2021 | 00:44

Hanoi will set up groups to check the pandemic prevetion situation in business establishments that operate in the city.

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Hanoi closes golf courses, sport centers to fight pandemic
Long Bien golf course. (Photo: VN Express)

On the morning of May 13, Hanoi People's Committee Deputy Chairman Chu Xuan Dung required all sports services that gather a high number of people and golf courses to suspend operation from 12 pm on May 13 until further service.

Hanoi will set up groups to check the pandemic prevention situation in business establishments that operate in the city.

Last afternoon, the city's leaders required private medical clinics and drug stores to make a list of residents in the area who show symptoms of fever, cough, and breath shortness then report the list to medical establishments at the district level. If not strictly complying with the city's directive, the clinics and drug stores will be fined according to regulations.

In the previous week, Hanoi banned doing exercises in parks or public flower gardens. The city asked its citizens to avoid gathering and keep a distance of at least one meter from other people in public areas.

Districts' departments of Culture and Sport will consider whether to allow sports activities in stadiums or not and take responsibility for their decisions. Most non-essential activities and services in the city have been suspended.

Vietnam's total number of community infections from April 27 reaches 644, 61 of whom are in Hanoi. Community cases are recorded in 26 provinces across the country.

On the morning of May 13, Hanoi recorded three new Covid-19 patients, two of the week are a couple - "patient 3634", a 44-year-old male, and "patient 3633", a 42-year-old female, both returned from Da Nang. According to the Hanoi CDC, patient 3634 visited a golf course in Son Tay on May 11.

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