Flights to central region destination temporarily suspended hinh anh 1At Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan has sent a document to relevant authorities on a temporary suspension of flights between Ho Chi Minh City and the central province of Quang Binh’s Dong Hoi city starting from June 23.

The decision was made at the request of the Quang Binh People’s Committee in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The suspension will remain valid until further notice.

Earlier this month, the ministry also temporarily suspended flights between Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat airport and the Cat Bi, Van Don and Pleiku airports in Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, and Gia Lai following requests from the three localities.

Vietnam logged 127 new COVID-19 cases, including 126 domestic ones, from 6am to noon on June 24, according to the Ministry of Health.

HCM city, now under social distancing, is among the country’s current largest COVID-19 hotspots. The health ministry announced that cases in the city were infected with the highly contagious Indian B.1617.2 variant, also known as the Delta one./.