High risk of Covid-19 infection warned in HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City is facing a big threat of Covid-19 infection as patient numbers have been on the rise.

High risk of Covid-19 infection warned in HCM City

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HCM City’s Covid-19 prevention and control steering board on Monday held a meeting on the city’s disease situation.

By late Monday, HCM City recorded 30 Covid-19 cases, with another 10 suspected cases.

At the meeting, director of the municipal Department of Health Nguyen Tan Binh, said that the Covid-19 infection risk in HCM City is very high. For instance, seven people in HCM City contracted the virus from a British pilot, Vietnam’s 91st Covid-19 patient, who came to a local bar.

Up to 42 people who closely contacted with the pilot have been isolated.

Binh added the 100th patient, in District 8 closely came into contact with up to 152 other people while attending a religious service in HCM City.

Chairman of HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong emphasised that the next two weeks is a very important period for the city’s fight against Covid-19.

Phong instructed to take drastic measures, including strict fines, for violations such as not wearing masks at public places and people who do not co-operate for being quarantined. Dtinews

 
 

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