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Ba Ria-Vung Tau off-limits to most people from areas on lockdown

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HCMC – The government of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province has decided to deny the entry of most people from areas put on lockdown in line with the prime minister’s Directive 16 from 0 a.m. on July 12, over fear of Covid-19 spread.

As for people from HCMC, the province will reach a consensus on the list of people in advance with the HCMC government. They must self-isolate for seven days from the day they arrive in the localities and continue monitoring their health condition for another week as well as undergo three Covid-19 tests, the local media reported.

People from other localities which have been hit by the pandemic must also follow these requirements.

However, emergency cases, people providing food and essential commodities and transporting building materials are still allowed to enter the province.

According to the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Industrial Zone Authority, the province has 13 industrial parks with 370 enterprises which employ more than 64,400 laborers. Of these, 1,560 laborers from HCMC, Dong Nai and Binh Duong travel daily to Ba Ria-Vung Tau. Most of them have been asked to work online or rent hotels and rooms near their factories.

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