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Da Nang reintroduces beach closure, dine-in ban as new COVID-19 cases emerge

Da Nang reintroduces beach closure, dine-in ban as new COVID-19 cases emerge

Sunday, June 20, 2021, 12:04 GMT+7
Da Nang reintroduces beach closure, dine-in ban as new COVID-19 cases emerge
Residents wear face masks while buying drinks at a coffee shop in Da Nang, Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

Da Nang reinstated several measures against the coronavirus epidemic on Sunday, including closure of beaches and suspension of sit-down services at restaurants, according to the municipal Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Phan Van Son, deputy chief of the Da Nang People’s Committee Office, confirmed the measures on Saturday.

The ban follows the emergence of a new COVID-19 cluster in Da Nang with 23 infections detected as of Saturday evening. 

All of these cases were linked to a guard of a local plastics factory, who had been confirmed positive for the pathogen on Friday afternoon.

He was deemed at high risk of infection after being listed as a close contact of a driver from Ho Chi Minh City, who tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. 

Da Nang had not recorded a single community coronavirus case for a month before H.’s diagnosis.

This track record allowed local beaches and dine-in services to be reopened on June 9 after a month-long closure for COVID-19 prevention.

The latest cases took the city’s tally documented since the beginning of a new wave of domestic infections in Vietnam on April 27 to 182.

As many as 9,720 local cases have been recorded in 41 out of the country’s 63 provinces and cities since.

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