Hanoi’s Ha Loi villagers rejoice as medical lockdown lifted

Wednesday, 2020-05-06 11:16:39
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Ha Loi villagers happily hold the national flag at the moment the quarantine orders were lifted.
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NDO – All residents in Ha Loi Village, Me Linh District, Hanoi, were excited to return to normal life after the 28-day blockade was lifted at 11:30pm on May 5.

Earlier, on April 6, the first case to test positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 confirmed in Ha Loi Village. Therefore, Me Linh District issued a decision to set up medical lockdown in the village (with 2,973 households and a population of 10,872) from April 8 to May 5.

At midnight on May 6, the functional forces removed all quarantine checkpoints at the gateways to Ha Loi Village. Representatives from Me Linh District People’s Committee congratulated the villagers and especially the medical staff and public security and military forces who have made efforts to control the spread of Covid-19 epidemic over the past 28 days.

The functional forces removed the quarantine barriers.

Me Linh District People’s Committee Doan Van Trong gave sincere thanks to the Hanoi Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control for its drastic direction; the Ministry of Health, the municipal Department of Health and other agencies for their important support; the material and spiritual assistance from other districts, organisations and individuals; and Ha Loi villagers for their joint efforts in the fight against the epidemic.

The District’s leader asked the local relevant agencies and organisations, Me Linh Commune and Ha Loi residents to continue to strictly implement the Prime Minister’s Directive No.19/CT-TTg as well as Directive No.07/CT-UBND from the Chairman of the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee on Covid-19 prevention and control in the new situation.

Joyous applause welcomes the first truck to the market after 28-day quarantine order lifted.

Local residents rejoice as their lives returns to normal.

Children in the neighbourhood waving national flags and cheering.

Binh, a villager in Ha Loi, said: “We are very happy as there is no case reported in the village and life can return to normal. Children can go to school and the adults can get to work”.

The locals carrying flowers from Ha Loi to the wholesale markets in Hanoi.

Ha Loi consists of 11 hamlets with over 2,000 households. Thirteen Covid-19 patients were recorded in the village. However, since April 15, there have been no new cases in the outbreak area.

Before the quarantine order was lifted, all villagers were sampled and tested negative for the SARS-Cov-2 virus.

Photo credit: HA NAM