HCMC – The Ministry of Health confirmed 116 fresh locally-infected cases of Covid-19 this evening, June 24, with HCMC accounting for the majority at 61 cases, raising the city’s domestic infection tally during the latest wave to 2,236 cases.
Meanwhile, Danang reported 20 cases, Tien Giang and Bac Giang recorded nine cases each, and Phu Yen had eight cases. Also, five cases were reported in Nghe An, two in Bac Ninh, and one in each of Thai Binh and Haiphong.
Also in the day, 75 coronavirus patients were declared free of Covid-19 while two others died of the disease, sending the country’s total recoveries to 5,759 cases and fatalities to 72.
In related news, the two northern provinces of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh allowed 12th graders to get back to school from June 24 and June 22, respectively, so they can prepare for the upcoming national high school exam, as the Covid-19 situation in these two localities has shown signs of abating.
The authorities of Bac Giang demanded that State employees, teachers, and students that will join the exam should avoid direct contact with non-family members, not get out of their place of residence, and have to monitor their health status daily.
The provincial government of Bac Ninh earlier also allowed 12th graders in localities that did not have to follow social distancing rules to return to school. The schools subject to the resumption have to comply with anti-virus measures.
In early May, some areas in Bac Giang and Bac Ninh decided to allow students to stay at home due to the resurgence of Covid-19. After over one month, the two provinces still report new infections at around 5-30 cases per day, but most of them were detected in quarantine centers or areas under lockdown.