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Covid-19 infections in HCMC still unabated

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health this evening, June 22, confirmed 88 new locally-infected cases of Covid-19, with 63 recorded in HCMC, sending Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally during the latest coronavirus wave since April 27 to 10,440 cases.

In addition, 12 cases were detected in Bac Giang, nine in Bac Ninh, two in Hung Yen and one each in Nghe An and Hanoi.

As such, HCMC recorded 138 new domestic infections today, taking the total to 1922, while local transmissions elsewhere have ebbed, with 31 in the biggest hotspot of Bac Giang and 7 in Bac Ninh. Binh Duong also had an upsurge of 33 today.

The Ministry of Health also reported nine imported Covid-19 cases, including five in Tra Vinh and two each in Ninh Binh and Kien Giang.

Today, 93 patients were announced to have recovered from Covid-19, raising the country’s total number of recovered patients to 5,546.

The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong will suspend public passenger transport services from and to pandemic-hit localities, such as HCMC, Binh Duong, Long An, Tien Giang, Danang, Ha Tinh, Nghe An, Hanoi, Bac Giang and Bac Ninh, from 6 a.m. tomorrow, June 23.

Contract-based vehicles and passenger cars from southern localities to Lam Dong will be also suspended. Meanwhile, coaches will be still allowed but they must ensure compliance with anti-pandemic measures.

The provincial Department of Transport assigned 10 officials to take turns to work at Covid-19 checkpoints on National Highway 20, the gateway to Lam Dong from southern localities.

The province continues suspending activities with large gatherings and fining those who do not wear face masks in public places and fail to comply with anti-pandemic measures. In the coming periods, the province will suspend some services and activities posing a high risk of the pandemic transmission.

Meanwhile, the Bac Giang government has decided to impose social distancing in line with the prime minister’s Directive 15 on Yen Dung District from 6 a.m. today after the district practiced social distancing under Directive 16, which is stricter than Directive 15.

The same decision was also made for Hiep Hoa District on June 21.

However, the two districts must not hold events with more than 10 people in a room. In addition, gatherings of five people and over in public places are still banned.

All festivals, cultural, sport and entertainment activities, religious events, restaurants, massage and karaoke parlors and bars are still suspended.

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