Vietnam has registered a total of 145,000 cases and 1,306 deaths, 85% of which were recorded over the past month.
Vietnam will from Monday (Aug 2) extend strict curbs on movement in its business hub Ho Chi Minh City and another 18 cities and provinces throughout its south for another two weeks to help combat its worst Covid-19 outbreak, the government said.
"Authorities of Ho Chi Minh City and other places have to urge citizens to stay where they are and strictly follow the curbs," a government statement said on Saturday.The Southeast Asian country reported 8,624 new infections late on Saturday, with most of the confirmed cases detected in the south, especially Ho Chi Minh City where social distancing measures have been enforced since May 31.
"The implementation of curbs in the region is to create a safe belt around Ho Chi Minh City and not let the epidemic spread further," said Vu Duc Dam, deputy prime minister and head of the Covid-19 task force."It may take months to contain the situation in the area."
Ho Chi Minh City is currently Vietnam's epicentre, accounting for 64% of the country's total infections.The city recorded its first death from Covid-19 on June 2, but its total deaths reached 1,306 on Saturday, data from Ho Chi Minh City Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed. headtopics.com
Vietnam also recorded 8,624 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, including 8,620 locally transmitted and four imported, according to the country's data. The new infections brought the total tally to 145,686, with 1,306 deaths, the ministry said.The central coastal city of Danang also imposed movement curbs from Saturday until further notice. In the capital Hanoi, in the north, where a lockdown order will expire next weekend, authorities were considering extending restrictions.
The Vietnamese health ministry issued an urgent appeal on Friday for private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients as state hospitals were stretched to capacity.The re-emergence of the virus with complicated clusters has prompted calls for the government to accelerate vaccinations. Its inoculation campaign has heavily relied on AstraZenca's vaccine.
The country received the first one million Sinopharm doses out of five in its order from China on Saturday, according to a document from Ho Chi Minh authorities. The remaining four million doses will arrive in August.Vietnam has a population of 98 million and has so far administered over 5.9 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, but only around 589,000 people have been fully inoculated. - ReutersRead more: The Star »
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