Aviation authority sets up Covid-19 hotline, all flights from/to Quang Ninh suspended
10:19 | 30/01/2021
VGP - The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAC) has set up a hotline, 024 3872 7912, to address bottlenecks in the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

Authorities extends the closure of Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province till February 11, 2021 after officials discover Covid-19 cases among the airport employees.

Aviation agencies nationwide have been urged to strictly observe the Prime Minister’s dispatch on COVID-19 prevention and control as well as measures to repel the spread of the pandemic.

The CAAC's move was made following confirmation of a security staff working at northern Quang Ninh province’s Van Don International Airport as a community infection case of COVID-19.

Airport staff must wear face masks and wash their hands regularly. They are also asked to check passengers’ body temperature and disinfect devices and high-risk public areas at airports.

Meanwhile, passengers are required to closely follow health regulations before boarding the plane and during the flights, and keep their masks on the whole trip.

The Ministry of Transport on January 29 ordered the suspension of all passenger and cargo flights from/to the northern border province of Quang Ninh, where COVID-19 cases were recently detected in the community.

In addition, authorities of Quang Ninh and its neighboring Hai Duong province are asked to decide on the halt, delay and adjustment of the frequency of intra- and inter-provincial passenger road transport in accordance with the real situation, except for official purposes and necessary cases.

The flow of private vehicles is also requested to be minimized, while the transportation of goods and materials must be maintained.

As of early January 30, Viet Nam has reported 1,739 infections, including 873 community transmissions./.

By Hoang Ha

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