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Closure of beaches extended to prevent COVID-19 outbreak

Update: April, 23/2020 - 10:39


Beaches in Khánh Hòa Province remain closed to tourists. Photo

HCM CITY — The coastal provinces of Khánh Hòa and Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu have extended the closure of beaches to prevent transmission of COVID- 19.

Nguyễn Tấn Tuân, chairman of Khánh Hòa Province People’s Committee, said on Wednesday that beaches would remain closed after May 1 to prevent crowds from gathering.

Water activities in Nha Trang city, well known for its stunning beaches and scuba diving, will continue to be banned to ensure compliance with rules.

“The province is in the low-risk group. But social distancing measures should be lifted gradually to prevent and control Covid-19 infections,” Tuân said.

The province said it would allow businesses in some sectors to resume operations following the Prime Minister’s approval to lift maximum social distancing measures on Wednesday.

Bùi Xuân Minh, director of the province’s Department of Health, said that the local health sector continues implementation of stringent measures on prevention and control of coronavirus transmission and treatment of infected patients.

Beaches and tourist attractions in the southern province of Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu remain closed, even though the province is classified as low risk.

Trần Văn Tuấn, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said on Wednesday that it was carefully considering the reopening of beaches in the province.

The province's Côn Đảo Island has extended closure to tourists, and social distancing measures will continue until further notice, according to Côn Đảo District People’s Committee. — VNS





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