HCMC – Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province will stop applying social distancing under the prime minister’s Directive 16 from August 16 and follow Covid-19 infection prevention and control measures in line with Directive 15 instead until August 25.
Nguyen Thi Yen, deputy secretary of the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Party Committee, told an online press briefing on August 11 that the province planned to end the social distancing order under Directive 16 from August 16. Between August 16 and 25, the province will adopt the stay-at-home order under Directive 15, which is less strict than the former.
From now until August 15, the province will continue to enforce anti-Covid-19 regulations, while striving to ease seven out of eight districts, towns and cities into the new normal stage from August 15 to 25.
In addition, some parts of Vung Tau City and Long Hai Town in Long Dien District will continue applying the shelter-in-place order under Directive 16, the local media reported.
Speaking of the vaccination campaign, Yen said that the provincial Party Committee ordered the districts and cities to speed up the inoculation process to end the fifth round before August 13.
In the fifth round of the Covid-19 vaccination, the province will vaccinate the elderly, those who had close contact with Covid-19 patients, but tested negative for the virus and employees at seaports and at firms which produce and supply essential goods.
Due to the compliance with Covid-19 safety protocols, the spread of the virus has slowed down in the province, according to the provincial anti-virus steering committee.
As of this morning, August 11, the province had reported over 2,340 domestic Covid-19 cases in the current fourth wave of Covid-19, which began in late April.