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Hai Phong plans to spend 1 trillion VND on COVID-19 combat

 The northern port city of Hai Phong plans to spend 1 trillion VND (43 million USD) to tackle the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, with a scenario of 1,000 confirmed infection cases.

This was agreed at an unusual meeting of the municipal People’s Council on March 12 that was convened to adopt a resolution on some tasks and measures to combat COVID-19, and stabilise the city’s socio-economic situation.

Hai Phong will firstly spend more than 126.7 billion VND purchasing equipment, chemicals and face masks in service of the disease combat.

Each person in concentrated quarantine centres will receive 65,000 VND and each in quarantine areas will get 45,000 VND per day.

The city has also decided to scrap the Hoa Phuong Do (Red Flamboyant Flower) Festival, the Cat Ba Fishery Festival and the Do Son Tourism Festival, along with a meeting on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of its liberation.

According to Pham Thu Xanh, Director of the municipal Health Department, as of March 12, no COVID-19 cases had been recorded in the city. More than 1,400 people are being monitored in concentrated quarantine centres in the locality./.