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With 25 new cases, HCMC puts many areas under lockdown
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With 25 new cases, HCMC puts many areas under lockdown

The Saigon Times

Fences are put at the entrance to Alley 168 Nguyen Cu Trinh Street in District 1. Many areas in HCMC have been placed under lockdown - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – HCMC, which accounted for 25 out of the 45 Covid-19 cases confirmed by the Ministry of Health this evening, February 8, has decided to lock down many areas in the city.

Specifically, Nguyen Van Cu, Nguyen Trai, Nguyen Cu Trinh and Cong Quynh streets in District 1 with some 2,000 residents have been placed under lockdown, the local media reported.

In addition, Section 22 of Thanh Loc Ward’s Quarter 3A and Section 47 of Trung My Tay Ward’s Quarter 4 in District 12 with 100 and 30 people, respectively, have faced similar restrictions.

The city has also locked down Nam Bac Restaurant at 12A1, Bach Dang Street, Ward 2, Tan Binh District; Cay Bang Restaurant at B68; and Phuong Nam Chicken Restaurant at A3 on the same street of the same ward. Other places in Tan Binh District which have been also put under lockdown are a house of a Covid-19 patient on Pham Van Hai Street and a boarding house at 90, Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, Ward 15.

Another boarding house on Nguyen Van Cu Street, Tan Tao Ward, Binh Tan District has been locked down as well.

Felix Homes Apartment Building in Ward 6, Go Vap District with 900 residents; Alley 251 on Quang Trung Street, Ward 10, Go Vap District with 720 residents; Sections 12, 15, 16 and 17 of Quarter 1, Ward 28, Binh Thanh District; and Alley 246 on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street, Ward 21, Binh Thanh District are also on the list of areas under lockdown.

The Ministry of Health confirmed 45 new cases this afternoon, raising the country's total Covid-19 patients to 2,050.

Of the total new cases, besides 25 cases in HCMC, three patients are in Quang Ninh, three in Hanoi, two in Gia Lai and 12 in Hai Duong.

All patients in HCMC were linked to other Covid-19 patients who are employees of the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Meanwhile, three cases in Quang Ninh includes a seven-year-old boy and a 43-year-old woman in Dong Trieu Town. The boy is the 1,727th patient’s son and has been quarantined since January 29.

Meanwhile, the woman is a worker of Vietnam Poyun Electronics Company in Hai Duong Province and has been quarantined since January 31.

Both of them tested positive for Covid-19 on February 7 and are being treated at the Vietnam-Sweden Uong Bi General Hospital in Quang Ninh.

The remaining patient in the province is a five-year old boy residing in Halong City. He is the 1,553rd patient’s son and has been quarantined since January 27. He was found to be infected with Covid-19 on February 7 and is being treated at Hospital No. 2 in Quang Ninh.

In addition, three patients in Hanoi are all residents of Nam Tu Liem Districts. Specifically, a 28-year-old woman had close contact with the 1,772nd patient on January 26.

On February 5, the patient showed symptoms of fever, cough and sore throat and was found to be infected with Covid-19 on February 7. Her 10-month-old son has also tested positive for the coronavirus.

The next patient is also a woman, 50, who has had close contact with the woman in Hanoi mentioned above.

They are being quarantined and treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District.

Two patients in Gia Lai are a 33-year-old man in Ia Pa District and a 32-year-old woman in Kong Chro District who are being treated at the medical center of Ayunpa Town.

Moreover, 12 cases in Hai Duong are those under quarantine in Cam Giang and Kim Thanh districts and Chi Linh City.


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