Vietnam’s health ministry confirmed 5,595 new local Covid-19 cases Monday, up 91 cases from previous day, pushing the ongoing wave’s tally to 921,882.

According to the health ministry, three localities with the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 927 cases, Binh Duong with 682 cases and Dong Nai with 657 cases.

Of the day’s tally, 2,321 cases were detected in the community.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 1,731 recoveries the same day, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 822,065, local media reported.

The Covid-19 death toll in the country rose to 22,135 with the confirmation of 52 deaths Monday.

The data showed, average number of new cases in the country for the past seven days has been 4,871 a day while the national death rate has been 57 a day on average.

Over 57.3 million people have been vaccinated, with more than 24.6 million receiving two doses, according to VNExpress.

One guest at Shanghai Disneyland got Covid. China locked 30,000 visitors inside.

More than 30,000 visitors to the Shanghai Disneyland theme park were kept within the park’s gates on Sunday and forced to undergo Covid-19 testing after a customer tested positive for the virus, a move that underscores China’s eradication efforts.

With fireworks exploding above them as they awaited nasal swabs, the Disney visitors became the latest Chinese residents to experience life under a “zero tolerance” policy for the virus enforced by their country’s government.

Leaders there have taken stringent measures to contain pockets of the coronavirus in the country, despite criticism from business groups and a close to 80% vaccination rate, WSJ reported.

“I never thought that the longest queue in Disneyland would be for a nucleic acid test,” one visitor said on social media.

Disney’s gargantuan mainland park—home to a Tomorrowland, Gardens of Imagination and Mickey Avenue—turned into a giant testing site late into Sunday evening, with guests required to be tested before being allowed to leave. The last visitor walked out at 10:30 p.m., said a Walt Disney Co. spokesman.

Disney, which is a minority owner in the resort and has seen a spectrum of responses to Covid-19 at its parks around the world, had to comply with China’s local protocols, said the spokesman.

China recorded 48 domestic Covid-19 cases on Saturday across several provinces, a rate that is extremely low compared with other countries, and no one tested at Disney was positive, according to state reports. Nonetheless, the infections have prompted business closures and mass testing in a number of places in China.

Source: Vietnam Insider


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