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Southern Vietnamese province seeks assistance as COVID-19 cases exceed 300

Southern Vietnamese province seeks assistance as COVID-19 cases exceed 300

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 16:11 GMT+7
Southern Vietnamese province seeks assistance as COVID-19 cases exceed 300
A woman has her samples collected for COVID-19 testing in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuan Duy / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Duong have asked for backup in curbing the spread of COVID-19 after the number of local infections exceeded 300.

An official from the provincial People’s Committee said on Wednesday that the administration had requested the Ministry of Health and the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute to promptly provide assistance for Binh Duong’s pandemic prevention and control efforts.

It also asked the health ministry to consider sending epidemiological investigation experts, health workers in charge of collecting test samples, doctors and nurses, COVID-19 test kits and machines, and protective equipment to the southern province.

Binh Duong has detected 350 local COVID-19 cases since a new outbreak hit the country on April 27.

Many of these cases are workers at local companies.

Social distancing measures have been implemented in Tan Uyen Town, Thuan An City, and four wards of Thu Dau Mot City.

The province recently put into operation a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 treatment with the capacity of 200 beds.

Binh Duong is one of the neighbors of Ho Chi Minh City, a major epicenter with 3,716 local infections recorded in the current wave.

Vietnam has documented 16,623 patients as of Wednesday afternoon, with 6,764 recoveries and 80 deaths.

The country has detected 13,262 local infections in 50 provinces and cites since April 27.

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