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Domestic Covid-19 tally rises by 61

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health confirmed 61 new Covid-19 cases by community transmission this morning, May 31, with Bac Giang accounting for the most, 43.

Meanwhile, 15 cases were detected in Hanoi and three others were found in Lang Son.

In the current Covid-19 outbreak since April 27, the country has had 4,096 locally-infected cases in 34 cities and provinces.

On May 30, the HCMC Center for Disease Control (HCDC) reported five Covid-19 cases in Tan Binh District’s Ward 14, including a two-year-old baby. The cases have not been confirmed by the ministry.

The five had been quarantined earlier. Their neighborhoods have been disinfected and put under lockdown.

According to HCDC, the pandemic is showing more complicated developments in the city as many F2 cases have been found to be infected with the coronavirus.

The city has prepared over 1,900 beds for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in seven hospitals in the city, including 300 beds at the Cu Chi Field Hospital, 600 at the Can Gio Covid-19 Treatment Hospital, 400 at the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases, 500 at Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, 100 at the HCMC Children’s Hospital, 44 at the HCMC Children’s Hospital 2 and 40 at Cho Ray Hospital.

The city has also prepared response plans in cases of 5,000 and 30,000 Covid-19 patients.

In addition, the total number of beds in centralized quarantine centers in the city has been raised to 30,000.

The municipal healthcare sector has set up more than 600 teams to take samples for Covid-19 testing.

After the city began social distancing at 0 a.m. today, the Go Vap District authorities have established 10 checkpoints in the district.

Go Vap Chairman Nguyen Tri Dung said the checkpoints were placed at the gateways to the district.

The district and Thanh Loc Ward in District 12 are practicing social distancing under the prime minister’s Directive 16, while social distancing measures in line with Directive 15, which is less strict than Directive 16, are being imposed on other parts of the city.

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