South-central province imposes social distancing as cases surge

VOV.VN - The south-central province of Phu Yen has decided to impose social distancing measures on the entire locality, starting on June 27, following the detection of more coronavirus cases in the community.

Local authorities confirmed 10 new locally acquired cases on June 26 morning, after announcing 10 cases on June 24.

Relevant agencies moved to lock down residential areas where the virus resurged, swiftly conduct contact tracing and quarantine those in close contact with sources of infection.

Under the social distancing order signed by Tran Huu The, head of the provincial administration, the local health sector has been required to fully prepare drugs, chemicals, biological products for testing, and medical supplies to support epidemic prevention and control.

The provincial administration has requested relevant forces, including health care, military, and public security to quickly trace, locate and quarantine suspect cases and to ensure no cross-transmissions is recorded in concentrated isolation facilities.

It has also asked the designated agencies to consider expanding concentrated isolation facilities to receive large numbers of people in the event the virus spreads far and wide.