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On June 5, the People's Committee of Hiep Binh Chanh ward said that functional forces had blocked 3 locations including: alley 10/2A and the area around house №19 (street 36); blocks from 541 to 545 (Kha Van Can street); alley 147/4 (street B) as there were recorded suspected nCoV infected cases.

The total number of households related to the above locations is 72, including 161 people.

The lockdown period started from June 5 and will end as soon as there are new directions from the Center for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City (HCDC). Authorities said the lockdown of these locations was put into place to serve the investigation purposes and trace the cases related to the infection.

Healthcare authorities are taking samples for Covid-19 screening tests. Photo: Duy Hieu.

For health care and epidemiological investigation, contact 0903.099.660 (Mr. Tu Gia Vinh, Head of Medical centre of Hiep Binh Phuoc ward) for guidance. The representative of Hiep Binh Phuoc ward said that residents of mentioned locations who need assistance with staple foods should contact 0903.460.184 (Mr. Phan Thanh Phuc, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Hiep Binh Phuoc ward).

On the afternoon of June 5, Ho Chi Minh City recorded 31 more patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, including 25 announced by the Ministry of Health, one by the Center for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City, and 5 new suspected cases.

29 cases were associated with the Renaissance missionary church group. Others included one F2 case of BN8055 and a person who was in a close contact with BN8127. These are two chains of infection detected through COVID-19 testing. Center for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City is investigating and verifying the source of infection.