Hanoi (VNA), Sept. 24 -- Hanoi will enhance COVID-19 preventive measures in public places, especially in bars and karaoke lounges, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Ngo Van Quy.

Despite no new local cases recorded in the capital for more than a month, the local health department said the risks of the virus are still high, especially as more international flights started to resume.

"There were definitely signs of negligence in pandemic prevention in public places, especially in some bars and karaoke when they are allowed to operate again," Quy said during a meeting of the municipal Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on September 23.

Director of the municipal health department Nguyen Khac Hien add...