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HCMC proposes declaring Nha Be safe from Covid

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – HCMC Vice Chairman Ngo Minh Chau has proposed the anti-virus steering committee of the city recognize the outlying district of Nha Be as having brought the Covid-19 pandemic under control.

The proposal was made after the supervision team led by HCMC Vice Chairman Chau on September 15 checked anti-Covid operations in the district and assessed the situation based on the Ministry of Health’s guidelines.

As for new infections, from August 23 to September 12, weekly cases reported in the district fell from 2,756 to 1,144.

On August 23, all seven communes and towns in Nha Be District were classified as extremely high-risk zones, with many cases detected at industrial parks and wholesale markets.

However, on September 12, the district saw six communes—Hiep Phuoc, Phuoc Loc, Phu Xuan, Phuoc Kien, Long Thoi and Nhon Duc—becoming low-risk areas, while only Nha Be Town remained a high-risk zone.

According to the supervision team, Nha Be District is eligible to declare that it has brought the pandemic under control.

The supervision team also asked the district to continue testing residents, mainly those in Nha Be Town.

Earlier, the districts of 7, Can Gio and Cu Chi had met all the requirements and criteria on pandemic control.

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