The Vietnamese government has provided free food and necessities to people in medical observation in an isolation area in Truc Bach street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi.
Since March 10, pork, beef, poultry and seafood have been delivered to the residents of Truc Bach every two days, while fresh vegetables and fruits are provided once a day, according to Quan Doi Nhan Dan.
All supplies — including 39 kilograms (86 pounds) of chicken, 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of beef, 69 kilograms (152 pounds) of cabbage, 600 eggs and 600 water bottles — meet the food safety and hygiene criteria.
“Each parcel has three eggs, two slices of meat or fish and vegetables which is delivered every day. Besides, we are given 10 kilograms of rice package and a bottle of cooking oil,” a resident told Hanoi Times. “The food is so nutritious, even my wife has never let me eat this well.”
Goods and necessities are kept in a separate place and are checked and disinfected by health officials before being delivered to residents, according to the People’s Committee of Truc Bach ward.
Residents are visited twice a day by health officials and are given hand sanitizers and garbage bags every day. A group of collectors comes to take the garbage away at around 6 p.m.
In the quarantine area, residents continue to go about their daily lives, while officials of Truc Bach ward and Ba Dinh district are always on duty to give information about the COVID-19 epidemic.
But being isolated for a few days has not stopped residents from keeping their spirits up and staying positive.
“People should not fear isolation,” Pham Quang Long told the Hanoi Times on the phone. “We have no fear of being infected because if it happens, we, the isolated people, will be the first to receive treatment.”
“Faith and positive attitude will be our main weapons to fight the epidemic.”