Viet Nam confirms 40 new local COVID-19 cases
18:10 | 16/02/2021
VGP – Viet Nam confirmed 40 new community infection cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon, bringing the national patient tally to 2,311.

The latest cases comprise 38 in Hai Duong, one in Ha Noi and one in Quang Ninh, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control led by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.

The 3rd wave of local transmissions began on January 27 with 679 cases having been confirmed in 13 cities and provinces.

As the pandemic remains complicated, the Government agreed to cancel Spring festivals and religious activities in an attempt to contain local COVID-19 transmissions.

The Ministry of Health called on citizens to seriously implement its the 5K message: Khau trang (facemask) – Khu khuan (disinfection) – Khoang cach (distance) – Khong tu tap (no gathering) – Khai bao y te (health declaration).

Leaders of Hai Duong, the current biggest COVID-19 hotspot, decided to impose social distancing in the locality from Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Ha Noi authorities asked those with travel records to Hai Duong to conduct health declaration when they return to Ha Noi and they are encouraged to not to leave their houses if not really necessary.

Those who have travel records to Hai Duong’s Cam Giang District must conduct health declaration, have their samples tested for COVID-19, and stay at home, the capital city ordered./.

By Ngoc Van

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