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Entertainment venues shut down across Ba Ria-Vung Tau
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Entertainment venues shut down across Ba Ria-Vung Tau

The Saigon Times Daily

Tourists take part in beach activities in Vung Tau City. Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province has ordered all cinemas, bars, pubs, karaoke shops, gaming outlets, yoga and gym centers and discos across the province to close from noon on Thursday, March 19 – PHOTO: DAO LOAN

HCMC – The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has ordered all cinemas, bars, pubs, karaoke shops, gaming outlets, yoga and gym centers and discos across the province to close from Thursday, March 19, until a new announcement is issued due to the spread of the coronavirus.

The Ba Ria-Vung Tau government’s decision was sent to the provincial Departments of Culture and Sports and of Tourism and the relevant agencies on March 19, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported.

Besides this, the provincial government told the Department of Culture and Sports to work with the province’s police and the authorities of the province’s districts and towns to ensure strict compliance.

The provincial Department of Tourism was told to inform lodging facilities, hotels and the relevant organizations of the suspension of these entertainment services and activities involving mass gatherings in the province.

Apart from this, the province also asked the relevant agencies to encourage locals to postpone their weddings, death anniversaries and feasts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which causes the Covid-19 disease.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province has confirmed no further cases of coronavirus to date, but the province has placed 35 individuals who were in close contact with coronavirus patients into a centralized quarantine, with 19 people passing the quarantine period and the remainder in good health.

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