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Vietnam stories file 12,920 new COVID-19 instances, 356 deaths

HANOI: Vietnam’s well being ministry reported a file 12,920 new COVID-19 infections and 356 deaths on Friday (Aug 27).

A lot of the instances have been in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and its neighbouring industrial province of Binh Duong.

Vietnam has recorded greater than 410,000 instances and 10,000 deaths so far.

On Thursday, the federal government stated it’s anticipating 50,000 coronavirus infections in Binh Duong, including that 2,000 troops, 50 cell medical stations and 15 ambulances shall be deployed to the province.

The Southeast Asian nation has already deployed troopers to the streets of Ho Chi Minh Metropolis to assist implement the nation’s strictest motion curbs but which forestall individuals from leaving residence, even for meals.

Extraordinary residents who have to journey within the occasion of a medical emergency can nonetheless achieve this, however the army has taken over the distribution of meals in most elements of the town.

Provincial authorities are getting ready for a worst-case situation inside which instances might exceed 150,000, the federal government stated in a press release on its web site. The quantity refers to a contingency plan, and isn’t a projection.

Binh Duong is residence to manufacturing amenities for dozens of main corporations, together with South Korea’s Kumho Tire and Tetra Pak, the world’s largest meals packaging firm. The province additionally hosts a string of suppliers for Samsung Electronics and Pegatron, a key provider for Apple.

It’s considered one of Vietnam’s largest recipients of overseas funding after Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and Hanoi.


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