The preparation of resources for hospitals is the most important and decisive factor to prevent the pandemic, he said, adding that it is necessary to promptly detect cases for early treatment and community infection prevention.

He advised people to limit going out from now to April 5 to avoid the risk of infection.

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Offices and trade centers should implement seriously preventive measures and reduce offline meetings.

The official ordered relevant forces to make efforts in the next two weeks to discover suspected cases for testing and quarantine.

As of 18:10 on March 23, Hanoi had recorded 39 COVID-19 cases.

The Hanoi Health Department has arranged some hospitals in the capital to receive quarantine cases, and monitor and provide treatment for confirmed cases.

Source: VNA