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|Sahara Beer Club is mostly empty these days due to the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic|
According to an urgent announcement from Ho Chi Minh City’s People Committee, all entertainment and recreation establishments, game centres, massage parlours, spas, gyms, beer clubs, billiard clubs, bars, restaurants, barbershops, and salons have to be temporarily closed.
Additionally, food and beverage facilities which can serve 30 customers or more on site are forced to shut down as well. The closures take effect at 6pm on March 24 and remain in effect through March 31.
Previously, these kinds of business have been reporting gloomy activity in District 1, a favoured area for foreigners to live after a similar notification of closure.
The move aims to help the government in its efforts to protect residents from SARS-CoV-2 and limit the scale of the outbreak. Alongside the government's attempts, people have also been asked to stay at home and avoid crowded places such as churches, pagodas, and parties.
The government is also urging citizens to follow their civic duty and responsibility to voluntarily declare their medical condition. Also, people can lend a hand by providing their personal health information on the NCOVI app or the tokhaiyte.vn website. Besides, people who display symptoms like fever and coughing must keep themselves in quarantine or head to the nearest quarantine zone.
Since the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic to March 23, the total number of diagnosed infections in Vietnam is 123 with zero deaths so far. However, 645 people are currently in quarantine on suspicion of infection.