On January 28, 2021, the Prime Minister issued the Directive No. 05/CT-TTg on urgent measures to prevent and control COVID-19 pandemic.
Accordingly, the Prime Minister decided to put Chi Linh City, Hai Duong province under lockdown and strictly apply pandemic prevention and control measures. To carry out social distancing in the city for 21 days, from 12:00 on January 28, 2021. All operations of schools and entertainment establishments, public activities, social gathering and public passenger transportation activities from Chi Linh City to the outside shall be postponed, etc.
Besides, the Prime Minister also decided to suspend operation of the Van Don International Airport from 12:00 on January 28, 2021. At the same time, to request the Chairperson of Quang Ninh People's Committee to take measures of closing and suspending operations of facilities that do not meet safety requirements on pandemic prevention and control; direct to rapidly trace, zone off, put down the pandemic, carry out tests on wide-scale and apply concentrated isolation measure for cases of close contact within 21 days.