Hanoi Stop Receiving Tourists from Coronavirus-hit Areas
The Tourism Department of Hanoi has asked international travel companies to stop receiving tourists from areas with confirmed outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, and suspend outbound trips to epidemic-hit regions.
As for tourists who are on tours in Hanoi and their schedule, travel firms must carry out comprehensive measures to manage and closely monitor their customers's health conditions, as well as follow recommendations of the health sector.
The tourism Department also ordered travel companies, accommondation establishments and tourism service providers to keep updated with relevant information, give timely reports to competent authorities, and join hands with local medical stations to isolate suspeced cases of coronavirus in line with the Ministry of Health's instrutions.
Hoi An Offers Free Medical Masks for Tourists to Combat Novel Coronavirus
All tourists who purchase tickets to visit the ancient town of Hoi An are to be given free medical masks as part of a number of activities aimed at halting any potential cases of acute pneumonia cased by the coronavirus.
The move comes as leaders of the Hoi An City People's Committee have assigned the Center for Culture, Sports, Radio & Television of Hoi An City with coming up with funding in order to provide both ticketing staff and tourists with free medical masks throughout the town's main tourist attractions.
Truong Thi Ngoc Cam, Director of the Centre for Culture, Sports, Radio and Television of Hoi An City, stated that the first few days of the Lunar New Year have seen the city host a number of traditional festivals, resulting in a large number of visitors travelling to the area.
The centre has also moved to spread information regarding the acute pneumonia epidemic caused by the new strain of the corona virus in a bid to public awareness about the infectious disease.
This comes alongside the offer of free medical masks to tourists who purchase tickets to visit the city.
Apart from providing free medical mask, public areas such as ticket booths and toilets will be equipped with hand washing and disinfectant solutions, said Cam.