HCMC sees 10 new Covid-19 infections
A medical worker takes samples from a soldier for Covid-19 testing. The Ministry of Health this morning, June 11 confirmed 51 more Covid-19 cases, including 10 imported cases in Ba Ria-Vung Tau and 41 domestic ones - PHOTO: VNA
HCMC - The Ministry of Health this morning, June 11 confirmed 51 more Covid-19 cases, including 10 imported cases in Ba Ria-Vung Tau and 41 domestic ones, with HCMC accounting for 10.
Apart from the locally-infected cases reported in HCMC, Bac Giang Province detected 23 cases, Bac Ninh and Ha Tinh provinces confirmed four infections each. 35 of the total were found at quarantine facilities or areas under lockdown.
Since April 27, the country has reported 6,636 community-transmitted Covid-19 cases in 39 provinces and cities, with 17 localities having undergone 14 straight days without fresh locally-infected Covid-19 cases.
In another development, Bac Ninh Province allowed Yen Phong District to stop applying Directive 16 on social distancing at midnight after 23 days and follow Covid-19 infection prevention and control measures in line with Directive 15 instead until further notice.
Besides, Song Lieu, Tri Qua and Hoai Thuong communes and 14 hamlets in Thuan Thanh District were also allowed to relax social distancing measures and adopt the prime minister’s Directive 19.
Many other parts of the province, including Luong Tai District and parts of Tien Du District were permitted to ease social distancing in line with Directive 15 and follow anti-Covid-19 measures in line with Directive 19.
Speaking at a meeting with Bac Ninh Province authorities on June 10, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen said that despite easing social distancing measures, the province and its districts should not be negligent and ask residents to continue to strictly adopt Covid-19 safety protocols.
The province was told to regularly conduct Covid-19 tests on residents and workers, the local media reported.
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