HCM City extends social distancing for two more weeks hinh anh 1Empty street in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) - Ho Chi Minh City continues imposing city-wide social distancing measures under the Prime Minister’s Directive 16 for an additional 14 days from 0:00 on August 2.

The decision was made by Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong on August 1.

Phong asked the heads of departments and branches, the Chairpersons of the People's Committees of Thu Duc city and districts and local businesses to direct the stronger, more drastic and effective implementation of prevention and control measures, step up dissemination and ask locals not to leave their places of residence for another locality until the end of social distancing.

He requested departments, sectors and localities to conduct quicker COVID-19 vaccination and ensure the supply of food and food stuffs for poor labourers and those in sealed-off areas as well as the provision of protective equipment for medical staff as guided by the Health Ministry.

Ho Chi Minh City has experienced 63 days of social distancing at different levels. From 7pm on July 31 to 6am on August 1, the city documented additional 2,027 COVID-19 infections.

Since the beginning of the fourth wave in late April, the city has logged 92,200 cases./.