HCMC – After detecting 12 new locally-infected Covid-19 cases, Tan Uyen Town in the southern province of Binh Duong began social distancing in line with the Prime Minister’s Directive 16 from midnight, June 15, to prevent the spread of the virus.
The social distancing order was aimed at effectively preventing the spread of the disease, said Doan Hong Tuoi, chairman of Tan Uyen Town.
These Covid-19 patients were identified as having close contact with previously confirmed positive cases, according to the Binh Duong Center for Disease Control.
Among the 12 cases, as many as 11 patients came into close contact with a married couple one of whom is an employee at a clinic and the other a worker at a milk tea shop in Tan Phuoc Khanh Ward, while another had close contact with a patient from Tan Vinh Hiep Ward.
Besides, many of the 12 Covid-19 cases are workers at several firms in the province, with two being employees at Vietnam Housewares Company in Thuan An City, the local media reported.
Another employee was identified as working at the Vietnam Jin Chang Shoes Company in Thu Dau Mot City, while two others work at the Binh Duong Waste Treatment Facility and Ly Hoa Anh Ceramics Company in Tan Uyen Town.
Earlier on June 13, the man working at the milk tea shop tested positive for Covid-19, so the competent forces quickly conducted contact tracing and found his wife carrying the coronavirus.