Ho Chi Minh Curfews Implemented due to Rising COVID Cases

Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on Monday has implemented a city-wide curfew as the COVID-19 cases in the city have been increasing.

According to municipal authorities, people in the said city will be banned from going out between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. local time the next day. All outside movements will be prohibited across the city.

Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said that all activities in the city would be suspended, save for emergencies and pandemic missions.

Phan Van Mai, standing deputy secretary of the municipal Party Committee, stated in another meeting earlier on Sunday that the municipal administration will produce a formal document on Monday detailing the execution of the new limitations.

Since July 9, Ho Chi Minh City has been subject to the country’s strict social distancing laws, including a stay-at-home order, a ban on meetings of more than two persons, and the suspension of public transportation.

According to the country’s Ministry of Health, the city had reported a total of 60,425 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday since the outbreak began in late April.

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