121 new COVID-19 cases recorded at noon June 18

by NDO18 June 2021 Last updated at 15:46 PM

Ho Chi Minh City speeds up testing. (Photo: HCDC)
Ho Chi Minh City speeds up testing. (Photo: HCDC)

VTV.vn - A total of 121 additional COVID-19 cases, including 115 domestically-transmitted and two imported, were reported in the six hours from 12pm – 6am on June 18, as announced by the Ministry of Health.

Of the domestic infections, 59 were found in Ho Chi Minh City, 36 in Bac Giang, 12 in Binh Duong, 10 in Bac Ninh, one in Hoa Binh and another in Lao Cai. Among them, 110 were detected in quarantine or blocked areas.

The new infections bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 10,755 domestic and 1,669 imported. 9,185 cases were reported and 1,879 have been given the all-clear since the beginning of the fourth wave of the epidemic.

* On the same day, a conference was held in the northern province of Hung Yen to launch the campaign of “the people uniting to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic”.

At the event, over 200 organisations and businesses, along with hundreds of donors, officials and civil servants in the province gave donations worth total over VND80 billion to the local COVID-19 Prevention and Control Fund.

During this fourth outbreak of epidemic, Hung Yen has recorded 37 infections in the Phu Cu and Khoai Chau districts as well as My Hao town. So far, the province has seen 21 days without any positive cases.

* On the morning of June 18, Chairman of the Ha Tinh provincial People’s Committee Vo Trong Hai issued a decision ending the medical blockade and isolation of Ha Tinh city and several areas in Tan Lam Huong commune, Thach Ha district, as of 12pm today.

Accordingly, the above localities will now see social distancing measures under the Prime Minister’s Directive No.15/CT-TTg.

* After issuing a decision blockading in area B of Coc Leu market in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, local medical forces quickly traced 20 close contacts (F1s and F2s) related to a COVID-19 patient detected on the evening of June 17.


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