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HCMC closes 62 coronavirus checkpoints

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HCMC – HCMC on April 23 stopped the operation of 62 coronavirus checkpoints that had earlier been set up at entrances to the city to help forces control the coronavirus pandemic and protect its residents from the virus, according to the Road and Railway Traffic Police Division.

The division of the HCMC Police noted that the decision had been made by the municipal government.

The division told the local media that those who worked at these checkpoints would return to their usual jobs after the checkpoints were shut down.

Besides this, traffic police officers are tasked with regularly patrolling the streets, ensuring traffic security and regulating traffic as usual.

The management units of the 16 main checkpoints checked over 270,000 vehicles in total from April 5 to 22, according to the division.

A total of 602,497 people were checked at these checkpoints during the 18-day period, with over 3,000 foreigners and 22 others coming from border areas.

Earlier on April 5, the city government set up 62 checkpoints, including 16 main checkpoints and 46 auxiliary ones, to help enforce preventive measures among residents.

This morning, April 24, the Ministry of Health reported no new coronavirus cases, putting the country at eight consecutive days without a new patient being diagnosed with the virus. The country’s total number of confirmed cases was maintained at 268.

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