Three districts in HCM City including Tan Binh, Binh Tan and District 6 may apply social distancing measures to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus according to a new instruction from the municipal chairman.
Chairing an urgent meeting held on Tuesday evening on the new community transmission cases reported in the city, Tu Luong, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Press Centre, announced the latest instructions from local authorities for virus prevention.
“Some districts including 1, 3, 6, 10, 11, Phu Nhuan, Binh Tan, Tan Binh, and Tan Phu which the new Covid-19 patient, an English teacher, had visited should be tightly monitored,” he noted. “All the places should be immediately closed if posing any threat. The three districts of Tan Binh, Binh Tan and District 6 where the new patients reside may apply social distancing measures to prevent the virus from spreading.”
The meeting was held after the city reported two new infection cases in the community on Tuesday evening. The two new patients include a one-year-old boy and a 28-year-old woman who both reside in District 6. They had close contact with the 32-year-old English teacher who was confirmed as Covid-19 patient on November 30.
The English teacher was found to have got the virus from a Vietnam Airlines male attendant after visiting him during his self-quarantine at home.
According to the official, the male flight attendant had violated disease prevention regulations while staying in a quarantine area and then at home, thus infecting him and the English teacher with SARS-CoV-2 according to the conclusion of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Health Department.
“The city chairman has asked concerned agencies to apply strict punishment in this case and others who violated regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control,” he said.
Since December 1, some residential areas, schools, cafes, karaoke bars in District 6 and Tan Binh District where the new Covid-19 patients lived and visited have been closed to prevent the virus spreading.
This article was originally published on Dtinews