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-- Ho Chi Minh City has requested authorities of District 1, District 3, District 6, District 10, Phu Nhuan District, Binh Tan District, and Tan Phu District to inspect the places patient 1,347, Vietnam’s first locally-transmitted COVID-19 patient after nearly three months, had visited and to seal them off if necessary.
-- Some 500 people in Ho Chi Minh City who had direct contact with patient 1,347 have been sent to quarantine facilities, of whom two were later confirmed as patients 1,348 and 1,349.
-- The education bureau of District 6, Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday allowed more than 2,000 students at two local elementary schools to stay home after their four teachers had had contact with patient 1,347, a Vietnamese teacher of English who contracted the coronavirus from patient 1,342, a Vietnam Airlines flight attendant.
-- Airlines with flight crew members violating regulations on quarantine and epidemic prevention which leads to community infection will be suspended from operating international flights, the Ministry of Transport said on Tuesday.
-- Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday proposed all Vietnam Airlines flight attendants returning from international flights spend the entirety of 14 days at concentrated quarantine bases instead of spending the time both at the carrier’s facilities and at home like before.
-- At a Tuesday meeting of the government on pandemic prevention measures, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested strict punishment for those breaking COVID-19 prevention rules, which had resulted in infections in the community recently, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Wednesday morning reached 1,351, with 1,195 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- Vietnam ranks first among Southeast Asian countries in terms of primary student learning outcomes under the 2019 Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) program, the Vietnam News Agency reported.