Ho chi minh city lockdown?

Residents in low-risk areas or”. The health authority of Ho Chi Minh City approved last week to shorten the interval between two injections of AstraZeneca to six weeks, compared to the eight to 12 weeks recommended by manufacturers, in order to fully vaccinate people more quickly. In the coming weeks, conditions will vary in different districts and districts of Ho Chi Minh City. With the experience of H5N1 avian influenza in the mid-2000s and a large border with China, Vietnam knew it needed to respond quickly.

Currently, according to figures from the World Health Organization, the death toll is more than 20,000 out of almost 840,000 cases, in a population of 98 million, with Ho Chi Minh City accounting for more than 75 percent of the death toll. The firm assists foreign investors across Asia from offices around the world, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh warned on Wednesday that Vietnam could be facing a long battle over the coronavirus and cannot rely on lockdown and quarantines indefinitely. The Ministry of Public Security has reported that the country's four Covid-19 epicenters in Ho Chi Minh City and the neighboring provinces of Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Long An have 3.5 million migrant workers from elsewhere.

Le Hoa Binh, vice-president of the people's committee of Ho Chi Minh City, said that closure restrictions will go step by step to restore social and economic activities and normalize people's lives. Tens of thousands of Covid-19 patients continue to receive treatment in Ho Chi Minh City, accounting for 80 percent of deaths in Vietnam and half of its 786,200 infections since the Delta variant outbreak was detected in late April. Meanwhile, the workers needed for the restart of the economy in the country's largest industrial center around Ho Chi Minh City are not there. Citizens are encouraged to monitor local media and observe changes in local behavior, as well as to consult with local authorities, employers, landlords and neighbors for guidance on current conditions in their neighborhood or district.

Ho Chi Minh City, along with 18 southern provinces, went into lockdown in mid-July when cases began to increase. Schools are closed, public transport remains suspended, travel in and out of the city will be controlled, and public gatherings of more than 10 people outside will be banned. People wishing to attend social activities will need to show proof of vaccination in order to be admitted to the facilities, authorities said. Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City announced the extension of the current military closure until at least September 15 Ho Chi Minh City and the South in Vietnam ended their 24-hour Covid-19 closure for three months last week, allowing people to venture out to buy food instead of waiting for soldiers to coordinate deliveries to their homes.

John Smith
John Smith

John is an expatriate in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) of 14 years and enjoys writing about questions that he often sees online, places he has visited, and food he has sampled in HCMC. Please note John suffers from Dyslexia and apologizes in advance.