HCMC suspends non-essential services due to COVID-19
21:10 | 08/02/2021
VGP – Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong on Monday ordered shutdown of non-essential services from February 9 after authorities confirmed dozens of community infection cases of COVID-19.

These services include karaoke parlors, discotheques, bars, pubs, beer clubs, massage parlors among others.

All other essential service facilities, including healthcare establishments must fully comply with regulations on COVID-19 prevention and fight.

Those who fail to wear masks at public places will be strictly fined.

This afternoon, Viet Nam confirmed 45 new community infection cases of COVID-19, including 25 cases in HCMC, bringing the national tally to 2,050.

The latest cases in the city are people who came in close contact with those later identified as COVID-19 patients and linked to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport outbreak.

Since the emergence of the third wave of local transmissions on January 27, Hai Duong is the hardest hit locality with 321 cases, followed by Quang Ninh (50), HCMC (31), Gia Lai (21), Binh Duong (six), Bac Ninh (four), Dien Bien (three), Hoa Binh (two), Hai Phong (one), Bac Giang (one), and Ha Giang (one)./.

By Quang Minh

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