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Mekong Delta strengthens prevention measures as COVID-19 cases increase

Update: June, 26/2021 - 21:54
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An has strengthened COVID-19 prevention measures at industrial zones and clusters. File photo from baolongan.vn

CỬU LONG – Provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have strengthened COVID-19 prevention measures as the number of locally-transmitted cases has increased in the region.

Tiền Giang Province on June 25 began social distancing for two weeks under the Government’s Directive No 15. It has applied Directive No 16 in Cai Lậy Town and Cái Bè District where several COVID cases have been detected.

Food stores along national highways in the province have been shut, while lottery ticket selling has been suspended.

The province found five new COVID-19 cases at a construction project on Trung Lương - Mỹ Thuận Expressway in Cái Bè, increasing the total at this site to 25, as of June 10.

Since June 5, Tiền Giang has recorded a total of 67 cases.

Đồng Tháp Province locked down the Sa Đéc Hospital in Sa Đéc City after 11 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on June 24-25. The province’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on June 25 was temporarily closed for COVID-19 tracing after an employee visited the hospital.

The province has asked local hospitals to restrict the number of caregivers and visiting relatives, and strictly comply with health declarations.

Meanwhile, Long An Province has applied tough COVID-19 preventive measures as the number of positive cases in the province has increased quickly.

Food and beverage stores in the districts Đức Hòa, Bến Lức, Cần Đuộc and Châu Thành, and Tân An City have offered takeaway only, while stores in remaining districts serve no more than 10 people at the same time and follow the government's 5K protocol.

Production factories must comply with regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control, ensure a safe distance between workers, and disinfect their working spaces. Workers are tested for SARS-CoV-2 regularly.

The province has asked local authorities to develop a plan for vaccinations for workers in industrial zones and clusters, and supervise returnees from COVID-19-hit localities.

Long An has recorded 54 community-transmitted COVID-19 cases in the fourth wave.

One person in Cần Thơ City on June 25 tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

The man had returned from Bắc Giang Province and Hà Nội on June 9, and was sent to a quarantine zone on June 11.

To prevent community transmission, the city’s People’s Committee said that 15 health-check sites along national highways and 11 at inter-provincial wharves should be set up. — VNS

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