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Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally exceeds six million cases

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam has reported over 6.1 million Covid-19 infections up to now after 166,968 new cases were confirmed this evening, March 13, while one northern province updated over 42,500 cases detected earlier to the national Covid monitoring system the same day, said the Ministry of Health.

Among the new infections, 166,953 were locally-infected cases found in all localities across the country but the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, declining 1,751 cases day-on-day.

Hanoi continued to report the highest number of infections, at 29,269, followed by Nghe An with 10,243 cases. Daklak, Phu Tho, Bac Ninh each had around 6,400-7,500 cases each.

Lang Son, Hung Yen, Son La, Hai Duong were among the 11 localities that saw more than 3,000 fresh cases each.

The health authority of Bac Giang today registered to add 42,533 cases detected previously to the national Covid monitoring system.

The country in the day reported 95 more Covid deaths and 95,538 new recoveries, raising its death toll and total recoveries linked to the coronavirus to 41,385 and over 3.1 million.

In related news, the northern province of Hung Yen has decided to reopen non-essential services starting from March 15 as part of its plan to restore socioeconomic activities in the new normal, Nguyen Duy Hung, vice chairman of the provincial government, confirmed today.

The services subject to the resumption include karaoke lounges, massage parlors, bars, clubs, game shops, cinemas, spas, gyms, and beauty salons.

The authorities also allowed localities and people in the province to organize sports and culture events, and parties. Religious facilities can also resume operations. Participants must practice anti-Covid measures.

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