Ho Chi Minh City extends lockdown for another month as Vietnam reports 9,580 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Aug 15)

A Vietnamese man is being tested for the coronavirus by a medical officer in Da Nang City on Sunday (Aug 16, 2021). - Vietnam News/ANN

HANOI, Aug 15 (Vietnam News/ANN): Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City, the current Covid-19 epicentre of Vietnam, will extend its strict social distancing measures for another month until Sept 15 given the risk of a resurgence, Phan Van Mai, vice secretary of the city's Party Committee, said on Sunday.

Speaking at a meeting to receive goods and necessities for people affected by the pandemic in HCM City, Phan said the pandemic could become more severe if the city relaxes its vigilance.

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