|Quảng Ngãi Citty's General Hospital where COVID-19 patients are treated. —Photo Vietnamplus|
QUẢNG NGÃI — The central city of Quảng Ngãi in the province of the same name imposed social distancing measures from Tuesday after the province reported dozens of new COVID-19 community cases in recent days.
Sixty-two new cases were confirmed in the province between June 26 and 28.
From 3pm on Sunday to 3pm on Monday, the province reported 21 new cases, all from Phổ Thạnh Commune, Đức Phổ Town, according to the local health department.
The provincial Department of Health has publicly announced locations linked to the new positive cases and requested those who visited those locations to contact the nearest medical facility.
Earlier some areas in the city launched social distancing. Đức Phổ Commune started social distancing on Sunday following the Prime Minister’s Directive No 15 while Phổ Châu Commune and Phổ Thạnh Ward in Đức Phổ Town started on Saturday following Directive No 16 rules.
Directive 15 bans gatherings of more than five people in public. Events and meetings with more than 20 people in one room are not permitted.
People must keep a two-metre distance from others in public, and transportation from COVID-19 hit areas must be limited.
Directive No 16 requires people to keep a distance of at least two metres from others. Gatherings of more than two people in public are banned. Production factories must ensure a safe distance between workers and disinfect their working space. Workers must wear masks. — VNS