HANOI, Feb 15 (NNN-VNA) – Vietnam recorded 33 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, which were all locally transmitted infections, according to its Ministry of Health.
The new infections brought the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Southeast Asian country to, 2,228 with 35 deaths, said the ministry.
Among the new cases, 31 were detected in the northern Hai Duong province, the country’s largest COVID-19 hotspot at the moment, and two in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi.
As many as 1,534 patients have been given the all-clear, the ministry said, adding that, nearly 152,700 people are being quarantined and monitored.
Across localities, antiseptic work, contact tracing and quarantining activities have been promptly carried out. Hanoi requested the suspension of all festivals until the 15th day of the first lunar month, which falls on Feb 26, in order to better control the situation.
Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh City announced that, all local students will stay at home and attend online classes until Feb 28, as authorities grapple with new outbreaks.
The latest wave of COVID-19 infections hit Vietnam on Jan 28, with 637 community cases so far confirmed, in 13 cities and provinces, according to the health ministry.– NNN-VNA
Source: NAM News Network