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Hội An offers free medical masks to tourists to combat novel coronavirus

Monday - 17/02/2020 02:58

All tourists who purchase tickets to visit the ancient town of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam are to be given free medical masks as part of a number of activities aimed at halting any potential cases of acute pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus.

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The move comes as leaders of the Hội An City People’s Committee have assigned the Center for Culture, Sports, Radio & Television of Hội 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.
Ms. Trương Thị Ngọc Cẩm, Director of the Centre for Culture, Sports, Radio and Television of Hội 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 masks, public areas such as ticket booths and toilets will be equipped with hand washing and disinfectant solutions, said Cẩm. 
Between January 23-25, Hội An welcomed approximately 1,000 Chinese tourists each day. 
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