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HCM City closes bars, clubs to prevent virus spread

Update: July, 31/2020 - 14:29


HCM City locks down a street in Thủ Đức District’s Hiệp Bình Chánh Ward after a resident was suspected of being infected with COVID-19. Photo

HCM CITY — HCM City People’s Committee has ordered a temporary halt to festivals and events with more than 30 people in attendance. Bars, clubs and restaurants will also be closed from July 31 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

On Friday morning, authorities of Phạm Ngũ Lão Ward in District 1 went to bars on Bùi Viện Street, popular among foreign tourists, to ensure establishments were closed.  

The owner of a bar on the street said the order would lead to financial losses, but the venue would have to comply with the city’s order.

To avoid crowds, meetings and conferences should be organised online.

For conferences which have to be held, measures against COVID-19 such as masks, temperature checks and hand washing are advised. After meetings and conferences, rooms should be disinfected. 

The committee also instructed local authorities and agencies to review plans on COVID-19 prevention and control.

The committee has ordered people in the city to wear masks in public and carry out preventive measures.

Companies have to measure temperatures of employees and all visitors.

Activities of the health sector, such as blood donation, can continue but preventive measures should be carried out.

The committee also assigned the Department of Information and Communication to strengthen dissemination of information on the virus.  

On July 30, authorities in Thủ Đức District locked down a street in Hiệp Bình Chánh Ward after a resident was suspected of being infected with COVID-19. The patient was quarantined and is waiting for test results.

The street was disinfected.

HCM City University of Economics announced it will close from August 3-9 due to COVID-19. VNS




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