Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai
The information was released by Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai at a press briefing on September 13.
VNA quoted Mr. Mai’s saying that since the tightening of social distancing measures on August 23, the city has increased the rate of residential groups free from pandemic to 53 percent while the number of infections and fatalities also decreased. Patients under quarantine at home have been given timely access to medicine and medical assistance.
Over 6.5 million residents in the city were given the first vaccine shots, or over 90 percent of population aged above 18, while more than 1.3 others received the second shots, equivalent to 19 percent.
Several supermarkets, shippers, e-commerce and takeaway services reopened, partly meeting public demand.
In the foreseeable future, the city will strive to reach vaccine coverage as much as possible as well as improve treatment capacity of medical facilities, especially those at grassroots level. /.