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Ho Chi Minh City seals off dozen locations amid COVID-19 concerns

Ho Chi Minh City seals off dozen locations amid COVID-19 concerns

Monday, February 08, 2021, 18:03 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City seals off dozen locations amid COVID-19 concerns
A neighborhood in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City is put under blockade on January 8, 2021. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities have announced a dozen locations being locked down after the recent detection of four community transmissions, all being baggage handlers at Tan Son Nhat  International Airport, and 25 of their close contacts who have tested positive for the virus.

The locations include the Nguyen Cu Trinh quadrangle area in District 1, bordered by the four streets of Nguyen Van Cu, Nguyen Trai, Nguyen Cu Trinh and Cong Quynh, with around 2,000 residents.

The next locked down areas are neighboorhoods No. 22 and 47 in Thanh Loc and Trung My Tay Wards in District 12, having around 100 and 30 residents, respectively.

In Tan Binh District, the sealed off locations are Nam Bac Restaurant at 12A1 Bach Dang Street, Cay Bang Restaurant at B68 Bach Dang Street, Phuong Nam Restaurant at A3 Bach Dang Street, both in Ward 2.

Besides, the house of a patient on Tan Binh’s Pham Van Hai Street has been cordoned off. A block of houses for rent at 90 Nguyen Phuc Chu Street in Ward 15, which is linked to patient No. 2,002, has also been fenced off for COVID-19 prevention purpose.

In Binh Tan District, local government has blocked another house block for lease on Nguyen Van Cu Street in Tan Tao Ward.

For Go Vap District, Felix Homes apartment building in Ward 6 with 300 households and 900 people and an alley at 251 Quang Trung Street in Ward 10, having 100 families and 720 residents, have been put under blockade.

Meanwhile, all households in neighborhoods No. 12, 15, 16 and 17 in Ward 28 and those living in Alley 246 on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street in Ward 21 have been locked down.

During at an emergency meeting on Monday afternoon, Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long proposed Ho Chi Minh City apply social distancing in some areas following surging infections linked to Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

The source of this outbreak has not yet been determined.

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