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Various tourism activities halted in Sapa
  • | | May 06, 2021 12:41 PM
Many tourist sites in Sapa Town have been closed after a Covid-19 infected person had stayed in the area during the Reunification Day holiday.


Visitors flock to Sapa during Reunification Day Holiday on April 30.

Sapa Town People's Committee Chairman Vuong Trinh Quoc, said after receiving the news that a 32-year-old woman had tested positive for Covid-19 after visiting Sapa, they had held an emergency meeting to discuss response measures.

Cafe bars and hotels where the patient visited were disinfected and locked down. The local authorities also carried out rapid contact tracing tasks and tests for people suspected of coming into contact with the infected person. A new quarantine centre was opened and all tourism activities in Cat Lat Village were suspended.

According to Quoc, they have discussed with the management board of Fansipan Peak to clarify the route of the patient.

"The patient used the cable car to go to Mount Fansipan on May 2. At that time, the number of visitors already decreased greatly due to the severity of the new outbreak. During the holiday, the Fansipan Management Board also asked all visitors to wear face masks or else they would be denied services," Quoc said.

Sapa residents were asked to limit going out, especially to the centre of town.

The 32-year-old patient is from Danang City. She boarded a plane with two Chinese men who were also reported to carry the virus from Danang to Hanoi on April 29, and visited many places in Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh and Hai Ba Trung districts.

On April 30, she went to Sapa. She stayed at Pao Hotel and visited Do Quyen Restaurant, Cat Lat Village and Anh Dung Restaurant. On May 2, she visited Mount Fansipan and Lien Ton Restaurant before returning to Hanoi.

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