The “early August period” is a decisive time to tamp down the outbreak, Phuc said, according to the government’s website. Ho Chi Minh City’s disease control center forecasts the virus outbreak will continue rising and spread quickly, according to the agency’s website.
The financial hub of Ho Chi Minh City recorded three cases after testing nearly 24,000 residents as of Monday out of 36,754 who said they visited Danang in the past month, its center of disease control said. Hanoi has quick-tested nearly 68,000 people who returned from Danang as of Sunday, according to the city’s government, which said an estimated 83,937 of its residents had been in the coastal city since July 8.
Officials in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have ordered bars to close and a suspension of large gatherings.
The nation’s tally is now 621 cases, including 242 under treatment and six deaths, according to the health ministry.