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Vietnam may consider closing schools for coronavirus prevention
  • By My Ha | | January 31, 2020 05:02 PM
A range of measures to prevent and control Coronavirus has been carried out in Vietnam, including the possible shutdown of schools, said Minster and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung.

According to Dung, the Ministry of Health has set up emergency response teams to help isolate people suspected to be infected with the deadly virus along with the sterilisation and patient transportation.


Pupils at Nguyen Sieu Primary School in Hanoi wear mask at their classroom on January 30

Localities are requested not to hold festivals after the Tet Holiday and consider allowing students to stay at home to help in disease prevention.

Dung added that the government asked concerned agencies to clarify the public concerns that drink driving tests could raise the risks of coronavirus infection.

Regarding the alcohol content test, deputy head of the National Traffic Safety Committee Khuat Viet Hung, said that each driver uses a separate pipe connected to a breathalyzer. With the one-way valve pipe, drivers can only blow into it, but can’t inhale the air from the breathalyzer.

The committee worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the equipment. According to the WHO, the alcohol concentration test cannot lead to disease infection.

Hung noted that it is important to sterilise breathalyzers every day.

The Hanoi Department of Education and Training has issued specific instructions on the fatal virus prevention for local schools.

Schools in Hanoi need to update health conditions of teachers and students every day. Anyone who has a fever have to stay at home.

Schools have to tighten control over food safety and hygiene and sterilise classrooms.

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