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Vinh Long to ease mobility restrictions as Covid put under control

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vinh Long Province is set to relax mobility restrictions starting tomorrow, September 5 and switch to practicing less strict social distancing measures under the prime minister’s Directive 15 to create favorable conditions to restore manufacturing and business activities.

The province will take measures to ensure the adequate implementation of social welfare policies for residents on par with the current Covid-19 situation. Further, it will make efforts to bring the pandemic under control and shift to a new normal before September 15, a local official was quoted by Thanh Nien newspaper.

According to the provincial anti-Covid authority, the situation in the province has been steadily brought under control. During the past 14 days, daily new coronavirus cases have fallen, at 23 on average in 51 of 107 communes and wards.

Between July 9 and September 3, the province had reported 2,082 cases, with 1,788 of having recovered and 37 reported dead.

As of September 3, 717 of the province’s 752 hamlets had not reported any fresh locally-infected cases for over 14 days. Moreover, 85 out of 107 communes and wards reported no new domestic cases over the past two weeks, according to the provincial Department of Health.

The Mekong Delta province also recognized that 66 of the 107 communes and wards have returned to the new normal or can be viewed as safe areas.

The province administered Covid vaccines to over 227,000 people, with over 34,500 of them fully vaccinated.

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