The Ministry of Health on Tuesday evening announced the 79th and 80th COVID-19 related deaths in Việt Nam, both are elderly female patients with severe underlying medical conditions.
The city has required a halt to all cultural, sports and entertainment activities, and the temporary closure of non-essential businesses.
A total of 372 COVID-19 infections were recorded on Tuesday, bringing the country's total cases to 16,413 so far, according to the Ministry of Health.
HCM City plans to extend its current social distancing period until further notice as part of its effort to curb the highly contagious Delta variant and the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
Researchers at the Institute of Chemistry under the Việt Nam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) have found a way to shorten the synthesis process of Favipiravir - a COVID-19 antiviral drug.
From July 1, anyone flying into Vinh International Airport must present negative COVID-19 test results.