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Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to enact social distancing

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Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to enact social distancing

BUSINESS HUB. Aerial photo of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, taken by a flying drone.

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The business hub has seen a spike in cases related to a religious mission

Vietnam‘s business hub Ho Chi Minh City will begin social distancing measures for 15 days starting from Monday, May 31, in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the country’s government said on Sunday, May 30.

The city has seen a spike in cases related to a religious mission that has recorded at least 125 positive tests, accounting for most of the city’s infections, according to a government statement.

“All events that gather more than 10 people in public are banned city-wide, but the city is considering to lower the number of people to just five,” the government said.

Go Vap district, where the Revival Ekklesia Mission is located, will be under full restrictions, and people there will not be allowed to go out unnecessarily, the statement said.

Ho Chi Minh City on Friday shut down shops, restaurants and other services, and suspended religious activities until further notice, the city said in a statement.

People 60 or older were encouraged to stay home, it also said. – Rappler.com