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Five districts in HCMC yet to control Covid pandemic

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Some 17 out of 22 districts in HCMC have brought the Covid pandemic under control, while the remaining five are yet to be deemed as safe from Covid-19, according to the city’s anti-pandemic steering committee.

Speaking at a meeting on October 4, Pham Duc Hai, deputy head of the anti-coronavirus steering committee, said Binh Thanh, Hoc Mon and District 4 had yet to report the results of anti-Covid checks, while two other districts, Binh Tan and Binh Chanh, had yet to be recognized as having controlled the pandemic.

The other 16 districts have basically kept the pandemic in check, Hai said.

He also said that three days after the city adopted Directive 18, some 5,300 enterprises have registered to resume their operations, while many others are preparing to reopen facilities and readying manpower.

Statistics from the city’s anti-Covid steering committee indicated that the city was treating over 27,000 Covid patients, with 2,610 children and 724 patients put on a ventilator.

No Covid patients are in critical condition and relying on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine.

On October 3, the city saw over 2,740 patients discharged from hospitals, taking the city’s total recoveries to over 216,850, Thanh Nien Online reported.

HCMC has administered over 11 million doses of the Covid vaccine, with over 4.3 million people having got two shots.

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