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Ho Chi Minh City determined to control the epidemic by September 15

by NDO13 August 2021 Last updated at 15:11 PM

Ho Chi Minh City aims to vaccinate two-thirds of its population above 18 years old in August. (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City aims to vaccinate two-thirds of its population above 18 years old in August. (Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - Ho Chi Minh has devised a plan on intensifying pandemic control measures in order to bring the pandemic under control by September 15.

The information was released by Standing Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Phan Van Mai at a press briefing on August 13.

Accordingly, Ho Chi Minh City, the country's current largest COVID-19 hotspot will divide the plan into two periods, from August 15-30 and September 1-9, with specific solutions designed for each period.

The city will continue to apply social distancing measures under the Prime Minister’s Directive 16, at the same time defining “green zones” and “red zones” in order to apply suitable pandemic control measures.

Attention will be paid to minimising fatalities while ensuring the supply of necessities for residents and maintaining safe economic production.

Ho Chi Minh is speeding up vaccination efforts with the highest number of doses injected in a day reaching more than 318,000. The city also proposed the Ministry of Health continue its support in vaccine supplies.

* As many as 24 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Hanoi on August 13 afternoon, including 11 in the community, 13 in the quarantine areas, bringing the daily number of new cases to 43.

Specifically, distribution by case cluster: community cough and fever screening (2), secondary cough (22).

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