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Vietnam reports 7,940 new infections, over 25,000 recoveries

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally rose by 7,940 cases while its total number of new recoveries reached a new high at 25,322 cases today, September 30, said the Ministry of Health.

Among the new infections, three were imported cases, while the remainder of 7,937 cases were locally transmitted, down 807 cases against the previous day.

The three southern localities—HCMC, Binh Duong, Dong Nai—saw falling numbers of new cases. HCMC accounted for the most with 4,372 cases, falling 327 day-on-day. The neighboring province of Binh Duong had 2,103 cases, dipping 286 cases, while Dong Nai reported 626 cases, dropping 273 cases. The remaining cases were detected in 33 other localities.

Meanwhile, the country reported 159 more deaths the same day, with 106 cases in HCMC and 30 in Binh Duong.

The day saw 25,322 new recoveries, raising the country’s total recoveries to more than 608,000.

In related news, some Mekong Delta localities such as Can Tho, Dong Thap, Kien Giang, Vinh Long continue to ease mobility restrictions.

This afternoon, Chairman of Can Tho City Tran Viet Thuong issued a decision allowing 11 wards in Ninh Kieu and Cai Rang districts to switch to less stringent social distancing measures under the prime minister’s Directive 15 starting today.

In the neighboring province of Vinh Long, it is set to return to the new normal from October 1 after relaxing mobility restrictions under Directive 15 earlier. Accordingly, businesses, service providers, hotels and lodging facilities can reopen but must comply with anti-virus measures.

Dong Thap Province will switch to measures under Directive 15 starting tomorrow. In Kien Giang Province, authorities decided to relax social distancing in most of areas in the province and follow Directive 19 from today.

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