25.06.2021, 08:41

Vietnam records 79 new domestic Covid-19 infections, mostly in the south

Vietnam records 79 new domestic Covid-19 infections, mostly in the south

Medical workers take samples from local residents for Covid-19 tests in Binh Tan District, HCMC. Among 79 new locally transmitted Covid-19 infections confirmed this morning, 57 were detected in HCMC - PHOTO: MINISTRY OF HEALTH

HCMC - Vietnam reported 79 new locally transmitted Covid-19 infections this morning, June 25, with most of them detected in southern localities, taking the country’s Covid-19 tally to 14,323.

Sixty-eight cases were reported in the south, including 57 in HCMC, 10 in Binh Duong and one in Long An.

The remainder were detected in six other localities, with Binh Thuan and Gia Lai having five and two new cases, respectively, while Quang Ninh, Bac Giang, Khanh Hoa and Haiphong reported one case each.

Binh Thuan reported a Covid-19 case for the first time in the latest outbreak. Quang Ninh reported the first case after nearly two months, while the case confirmed this morning was also Haiphong’s first case in over 20 days.

The country has recorded 11,013 domestic Covid-19 infections in the fourth Covid-19 wave since April 27.

Besides 79 domestic infections, the Ministry of Health also confirmed 12 imported cases in the southern province of Tay Ninh. They returned to the country through the the province’s Moc Bai or Xa Mat international border gates from June 18 to 22. The patients are being treated at the medical centers of Chau Thanh and Ben Cau districts.

Vietnam has given more than 2.9 million Covid-19 vaccine shots to the citizens. Some 143,100 people have received two vaccine shots.

Some more localities in the country have begun social distancing and tightened Covid-19 containment measures due to a wider spread of Covid-19.

Tuy Hoa City in Phu Yen Province has imposed a 15-day social distancing order on the entire city from 3 p.m., June 24, while Binh Thuan Province began social distancing for Phan Thiet City for two weeks from 12 p.m. the same day.

Binh Dinh Chairman Nguyen Phi Long signed a decision on June 24 to ban sea bathing and suspend dine-in services. The provincial Department of Transport has also suspended passenger transport services between the province and other pandemic-hit localities.

Rach Gia City in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has asked eateries and restaurants in the city to shut down for five days from 12 p.m., June 24 after four Covid-19 cases were detected. Besides, the city has locked down Quarter 2 in Vinh Thong Ward and Alley 673 on Lo Lien Huong Street, which are linked to the Covid-19 cases.

In HCMC, which is currently the country’s second biggest Covid-19 hotspot after Bac Giang, the authorities of Hoc Mon District have proposed that the municipal government impose stricter social distancing on part of Ba Diem Commune’s Hau Lan Hamlet and quarters 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 of Hoc Mon Town.

According to the Hoc Mon District government, the pandemic in the district has turned more complicated. Some areas in the district have reported community-transmitted cases with unknown sources of infection.