Cambodia border, Mekong Delta named ‘hotspots’ for possible Covid-19 outbreak

Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long warned the risk of a new Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam was “very high” amid a significant surge in community transmissions from neighboring countries.

Long told an online meeting Friday the southwest border with Cambodia and southwestern provinces of the country, better known as the Mekong Delta region, are now “major hotspots” at high risk of possible Covid-19 outbreaks.

Therefore, he urged border forces to prevent illegal entry or exit as well as to ensure those entering Vietnam from neighboring countries are sent to centralized quarantine facilities.

Keep reading

Le An