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Hanoi to shut bars and ban big gatherings after COVID-19 outbreak in Danang

Hanoi to shut bars and ban big gatherings after COVID-19 outbreak in Danang

Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, has ordered bars and pubs to shut and banned large gatherings from midnight on Wednesday because of a COVID19 outbreak in the city of Danang, the head of the city's administration said.

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  • Last Updated: July 29, 2020, 8:10 PM IST
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HANOI Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, has ordered bars and pubs to shut and banned large gatherings from midnight on Wednesday because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the city of Danang, the head of the city’s administration said.

Hanoi on Wednesday has registered its first case of COVID-19 linked to the Danang outbreak.

“We have to act now and act fast. All large gatherings will be banned until further notice,” Nguyen Duc Chung, Hanoi’s chairman, said in a statement on the city’s website.

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“Over 21,000 people returned to Hanoi from Danang will be closely monitored and will undergo rapid testing,” he said.

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  • First Published: July 29, 2020, 8:10 PM IST
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