Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Metropolis to enact social distancing

Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, Vietnam. (Photograph by: Pascal Deloche/Godong/Common Photos Group by way of Getty Photos)

Vietnam’s enterprise hub Ho Chi Minh Metropolis will start social distancing measures for 15 days ranging from Might 31 in an effort to curb the unfold of Covid-19, the nation’s authorities stated on Sunday.

Town has seen a spike in instances associated to a non secular mission that has recorded a minimum of 125 optimistic exams, accounting for a lot of the metropolis’s infections, in line with a authorities assertion.

After efficiently containing the virus for many of final yr, Vietnam has seen an increase in infections since late April that accounts for greater than half of the full 7,107 registered instances amongst its inhabitants of 98 million.

It nonetheless has one of many world’s lowest instances, with a complete of 47 deaths up to now and authorities appear decided to maintain it that manner.

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“All occasions that collect greater than 10 individuals in public are banned city-wide, however the metropolis is contemplating to decrease the variety of individuals to simply 5,” the federal government stated.

Go Vap district, the place the Revival Ekklesia Mission is positioned, will probably be beneath full restrictions, and folks there is not going to be allowed to exit unnecessarily, the assertion stated.

State-run Vietnam Information Company (VNA) reported Ho Chi Minh Metropolis authorities would conduct Covid-19 exams city-wide with testing capability at 100,000 samples per day.

“Town will prioritize testing excessive danger individuals first together with employees in industrial parks and members of the spiritual mission,” VNA reported.

“Ho Chi Minh Metropolis has achieved 50,000 exams up to now. Up to now there are a minimum of 62,000 individuals who got here into contact with contaminated ones,” it added.

Ho Chi Minh Metropolis on Friday shut down outlets, eating places and different companies, and suspended spiritual actions till additional discover, the town stated in an announcement.

Individuals 60 or older have been inspired to remain dwelling, it additionally stated.

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