Coronavirus: Vietnam checks all Ho Chi Minh residents amid fears of new strain


A security officer sanitizes his hands in front of a religious center in Ho Chi Minh City

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Vietnam hopes to contain a new spread of COVID-19 by testing all residents of Ho Chi Minh City and implementing new social distancing measures.

These efforts come after the emergence of a new focus linked to a religious center.

Vietnam has been relatively successful in controlling the virus, but the number of cases has risen over the past few weeks.

Two days ago, officials warned of a new “extremely dangerous” strain that had been discovered in the country.


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