Eighteen people in the same hamlet of the Mekong Delta province of Long An tested positive for the novel coronavirus after one of them had contracted the virus from an individual from Ho Chi Minh City, the local epidemic control agency has reported. All the infections were found in Phuoc Ly Hamlet of Can Giuoc District, representing the largest cluster of COVID-19 cases ever detected in the province, the Long An Center for Disease Control said on Thursday. The detection was made after the center was notified by its Ho Chi Minh City counterpart that a person living in Phuoc Ly had caught the virus from another from the city. A cross-infection could have taken place among these people, the center said. All of the 18 COVID-cases have been sent to a health facility for isolation and treatment, while their 29 direct contacts have been put into centralized quarantine. Relevant agencies are urgently disinfecting the affected areas and have deployed other epidemic prevention … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s southern province detects 18 COVID-19 cases in same hamlet
Vietnam life vietnam reports daily spike of 64 local coronavirus infections
Collecting samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam logged 127 new COVID-19 cases, including 126 domestic ones , from 6am to noon on June 24, according to the Ministry of Health . As many as 119 cases were found in quarantine facilities and sealed off areas. As of June 24 noon, Vietnam had seen 1,726 imported and 12,390 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. The number of local infections since the fourth wave of outbreaks hit the country on April 27 surmounted to 10,820, including 2,910 recoveries. Sixteen localities have not seen new infections in the community for two weeks. Of those who are still under treatment at medical facilities, 341 have tested negative for the coronavirus once, 143 twice and 130 thrice. Two new fatalities raised the country’s death toll to 72 on June 24, according to the subcommittee for treatment of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control. The deceased, both male 82 and 88 years … [Read more...] about Vietnam records 126 domestic COVID-19 cases on June 24 morning
61 cases were recorded in HCMC, 20 in Da Nang, nine in Tien Giang, eight in Phu Yen, nine in Bac Giang, two in Bac Ninh, five in Nghe An and one each in Thai Binh and Hai Phong. Of the cases in HCMC, 55 had made contact with existing coronavirus cases, five associated with Trung Son Food Company in the Tan Tao industrial park in Binh Tan District, and one is being contact traced. Thursday marked the eighth day in a row that daily cases in HCMC exceeded 100. All the cases in the northern provinces of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh are linked to outbreaks at their industrial parks. All the cases in Hai Phong, Phu Yen, Thai Binh, Da Nang and Tien Giang are associated with confirmed Covid-19 patients. All the cases in Nghe An have already been contained within locked down zones upon detection. Thursday saw Phu Yen added to the list of localities hit by the fourth coronavirus wave, raising the number of affected cities and provinces to 46. Vietnam has recorded 10,935 cases in the … [Read more...] about Vietnam records 116 new Covid cases
An additional 116 more Covid-19 patients have just been confirmed over the past six hours, raising the total number of patients in the country to 14,232, the Ministry of Health reported on Thursday evening. According to the ministry's report, 126 of the newly-confirmed patients are locally-transmitted cases most of whom were detected in quarantine sites or areas under lockdown in some localities including 61 in Ho Chi Minh City, 20 in Danang, nine in Tien Giang, nine in Bac Giang, eight in Phu Yen, five in Nghe An, two in Bac Ninh, and one each in Thai Binh and Hai Phong. As of Thursday evening, 10,936 locally-transmitted cases have been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country on April 27, including 5,527 in the virus epicentre of Bac Giang. The outbreak has so far spread to 45 cities and provinces nationwide. With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 14,232 including 12,506 locally-transmitted cases. As of 6 pm … [Read more...] about 116 new Covid-19 infections confirmed, Thursday counts rise to 285
Ninh Thuan deports 10 Chinese who entered Vietnam illegally The Saigon Times Ten Chinese citizens who were recently deported for entering Vietnam illegally – PHOTO: TNO HCMC – The competent forces of Ninh Thuan Province deported 10 Chinese citizens who had earlier entered Vietnam illegally, after they completed a mandatory quarantine period and tested negative for Covid-19 three times. The provincial Department of Health today, June 24, said that the forces imposed administrative fines on the 10 Chinese and took them to the Lang Son border gate to conduct procedures for their deportation, reported Thanh Nien newspaper. Earlier, on June 4, a local Covid-19-related task force arrested four Chinese people traveling on a car driven by Le Duy Thuy, who resides in the central province of Thanh Hoa, while they were en route from Binh Thuan to Ninh Thuan. After inspection, the task force arrested six more Chinese citizens on a seven-seater car which was traveling on … [Read more...] about Ninh Thuan deports 10 Chinese who entered Vietnam illegally
Violating COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control regulations in Ho Chi Minh City is punishable by a fine worth up to VND40 million (US$1,730). Due to the increasingly serious developments of the pandemic, the municipal People’s Committee issued directive No. 10 on Saturday evening to enforce stricter virus prevention and control measures, namely shutting down unofficial markets, limiting public gatherings to three people, and suspending public transport. Hefty fines are to be imposed on violators to make sure these regulations are obeyed. A VND1-3 million ($43-130) fine has been authorized for those who fail to wear face masks in public places. Participating in a gathering of more than three people in public is punishable by a fine worth VND10-20 million ($434-869) for each offender. Failure to comply with authorities’ order to shut down non-essential businesses and unofficial markets is punishable by a VND10-20 million ($434-869) fine. Those who fail to report a … [Read more...] about How are violators of COVID-19 preventive measures penalized in Ho Chi Minh City?