The city now has five medical facilities for Covid-19 treatment that can provide 1,955 beds in total.
As per containment protocol, Vietnam requests all people returning from abroad, those that have visited affected areas and those that have come into close contact with previously infected patients to remain in centralized quarantine camp for 14 days.
Since Jan. 28, when community transmission returned to Vietnam after almost two months, the city has reported 36 cases in eight districts. Of these, 35 were linked to the outbreak at its Tan Son Nhat airport, whose origin has yet to be identified, and the other to Hai Duong, the country’s epicenter.
The latest wave, which began in northern Hai Duong and Quang Ninh provinces, has spread to 13 cities and provinces, with infections rising to 820.
HCMC has detected no new cases in the last two weeks.