29.06.2021, 18:35

Two more markets in HCMC put under lockdown

Two more markets in HCMC put under lockdown

Tam Ha Market in Thu Duc City suspends its operations from 12.00 p.m. today, June 29, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 - PHOTO: TNO

HCMC - The authorities of Linh Dong Ward in HCMC’s Thu Duc City began suspending the operation of Tam Ha Market from 12.00 p.m. today, June 29, while part of Ba Chieu Market in Binh Thanh District was locked down this morning to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Tran Dang Khoa, chairman of Ward 1 in Binh Thanh District, said that an area at Ba Chieu Market where fish is sold was put under lockdown after a positive Covid-19 case visited the site.

The vendors of the area had their samples taken for Covid-19 testing, while competent forces disinfected the site.

Meanwhile, Tam Ha Market on To Ngoc Van Street was suspended as there are no parking lots at the market and many people from several wards visit the market to buy goods, so keeping a safe physical distance is not ensured, said Nguyen Thi Thanh Loan, chairwoman of Linh Dong Ward.

The government of Linh Dong Ward asked the Tam Ha Market management board to inform vendors of the suspension, which is aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.

Earlier on June 28, Hoc Mon Wholesale Market in Hoc Mon District, one of the city’s three largest wholesale markets, was suspended for seven days, while some sections of Binh Dien Wholesale Market in District 8 were locked down for disinfection.

Several other traditional markets such as Son Ky in Tan Phu District, Hoang Hoa Tham and Pham Van Hai in Tan Binh District, Hoa Hung in District 10, Thai Binh and Dan Sinh in District 1, Nguyen Tri Phuong in District 10 and Pham The Hien in District 8 were temporarily closed down to curtail the spread of the virus.

As of this afternoon, HCMC has reported 3,548 domestic Covid-19 cases in the current fourth wave of the coronavirus, which began on April 27.

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