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Ho Chi Minh City lifts lockdown from final location

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 11:49 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City lifts lockdown from final location
Residents express their joy after a lockdown was lifted from Block F of Carillon Apartment Complex in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, February 23, 2021. Photo: HCDC

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have removed lockdown from the last location, as the city has gone 13 days without detecting any local COVID-19 infection.

The lockdown was lifted from Block F of Carillon Apartment Complex in Ward 13, Tan Binh District at 3:00 pm on Tuesday.

All residents living on the 15th floor of the apartment block previously tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

The location was fenced off from February 9, just a few days before the Lunar New Year festival, after a man who works for national carrier Vietnam Airlines was confirmed as a COVID-19 patient.

All residents at Carillon Apartment Complex were tested for COVID-19 following the detection of the case.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded 36 community-based COVID-19 cases between February 6 and 11, all of whom were traced to a cluster at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

A total of 35 locations in 10 districts and Thu Duc City were sealed off to prevent the disease from spreading further into the community.

Thanks to prompt and assertive measures, competent authorities have been able to put the cluster under control.

The city has not recorded any local infection for 13 days, while lockdown has been lifted from all locations, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control.

Vietnam has documented 2,403 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday morning, with 1,760 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

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