HCMC – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will tighten its anti-Covid measures, including suspending non-essential services such as entertainment facilities, beauty salons, gyms, karaoke and massage parlors starting from December 13, given a spike in daily cases.
The municipal government today, December 11, said the city has issued a dispatch on the evaluation of the Covid transmission risk and implementation of stricter anti-virus measures, reported Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper.
Over the past 14 days, the city has reported around 1,000 new cases per day on average. The entire city is at high risk of Covid transmission or at Level 3.
Accordingly, from 0 a.m. on December 13, the city will ban gatherings of more than 10 people in public areas, at parties, and outside offices, schools, hospitals and factories. People are only allowed to venture out for essential purposes. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people are required to refrain from getting out of their accommodations.
Shopping malls, supermarkets and convenience stores must not serve over 10 customers at a time. Food stores and eateries are allowed to offer dine-in services to no more than 10 customers at a time and must not serve alcoholic drinks at the stores, while the minimum distance between tables must be two meters. Take-away services are encouraged.
Further, the city will suspend entertainment facilities, beauty salons, except for hair salons, gyms, yoga studios, billiards, bars, clubs and game shops.
As of December 10, the Mekong Delta city had over 17,300 Covid patients under treatment.