According to the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC), the above number of test samples were taken from May 26 to present, an increase of more than 300,000 samples compared to yesterday.

Ho Chi Minh City is trying to speed up the speed of returning F1 test results, within 6 to 10 hours, faster than the Ministry of Health’s regulations of within 24 hours.

This morning and noon, Ho Chi Minh City recorded 52 new cases of infection announced by the Ministry of Health.

The 29 cases announced this afternoon include 18 cases being F1 cases, 4 cases related to the Renaissance Mission group, 2 cases related to the O Thanh Banh Canh restaurant outbreak, 5 cases under epidemiological investigation.

On June 14, there were 82 positive cases announced by the Ministry of Health, the third highest number of infections, calculated by day, ever.

Accumulated up to now, as of June 14, Ho Chi Minh City has 1,185 cases of disease, including 939 cases of infection in the community, 242 cases of entry, 4 cases of infection in the Vietnam Airlines quarantine area.

Chains of infection such as the Renaissance Mission Group, Hoc Mon mechanical workshop, Ehome apartment building… have mostly been localized and have not generated new infections since June 11.

From June 3, the city will conduct the third phase of Covid-19 vaccination.

11,970 people are in centralized quarantine, 21,057 cases are in quarantine at home or accommodation.

The city continues to expand testing for workers, strengthen inspection and supervision of epidemic prevention activities in export processing zones, industrial parks, and high-risk areas.

HCDC believes that in the current situation, pathogens may still spread in the community.

Staff working at the Covid-19 epidemic control checkpoint in Ho Chi Minh City, June 6.

Le Phuong