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Thu Duc City locks down two wards with nearly 80,000 residents

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Thu Duc City in HCMC decided to put two of its wards—Long Thanh My and Tang Nhon Phu A—with a total of nearly 80,000 residents on lockdown starting from 12 p.m. today, July 14, until further notice to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Earlier, an area which is home to over 7,000 people in Tang Nhon Phu A Ward was put on lockdown for three days starting from 6 a.m. on July 11 to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. However, the situation there worsened, prompting Thu Duc City to lock down the ward with an additional 45,000 residents starting from today.

Similarly, Long Thanh My Ward with over 34,000 residents will be subject to the lockdown restrictions, the local media reported.

The Thu Duc City government tasked the authorities of these two wards with directing and dispatching the competent forces to monitor the areas on lockdown.

Previously, many areas in the wards of Linh Trung, Hiep Binh Chanh, Hiep Binh Phuoc, and Binh Chieu in Thu Duc had been asked to follow the three-day lockdown order.

The two wards of Binh Chieu and Truong Thanh were also put on lockdown yesterday.

On July 7, Thu Duc City also locked down Tan Phu Ward as part of its efforts to detect coronavirus infection clusters in probable virus-hit areas.

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