Feb 02, 2020 / 17:23

nCoV: Hanoi prepares for worst situation

The Hanoitimes - The city's leader asks local authorities to ensure enough resources to deal with the epidemic in the worst scenario.

Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung of the Hanoi People’s Committee has signed a plan envasaging different scenarios amid the rising number of infected and quarantined cases.

 Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung of the Hanoi People’s Committee chairs a meeting on Jan 31. Photo: Kinhtedothi

The plan aims to prevent and detect suspected cases for early checkup to minimize impacts.

Under the plan, the contingent plans are classified as four levels namely initiate outbreak, secondary infection, transmission with more than 20 cases, and widespread epidemic with more than 1,000 cases.

Accordingly, the city has drawn up proper responses to each level to ensure enough resources to control the outbreak.

Municipal departments, including health, finance, transport, police, environment, education and training, and tourism, have been asked to closely coordinate efforts to manage the prevention, treatment, and logistics.

In another move, the mayor requested local authorities and health sector to boost the production of medical masks to ensure around 15-20 million units in stock and deliver to its citizens in case of outbreak.

Vietnam declared the national outbreak on February 1 after it confirmed a person-to-person transmission case who are among 7 infections so far.