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Ho Chi Minh City police take drastic measures to prevent COVID-19 in foreigner-packed areas

March, 17 2020
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MPS - There are 5,000 foreigners from China, South Korea, Italy and Iran living and working in District 2 (Ho Chi Minh City). Over the past time, the local police have taken various measures to prevent COVID-19 and ensure local security and social order.

The leadership of the District 2 Police Station has directed all affiliated units to sterilize their offices. The local police units also gave information about the disease prevention measures to police officers and local people.

The local police give information about COVID-19 prevention and control work to foreigners.


According to Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Dinh Duong, Deputy Head of the District 2 Police Station, the district police have urged apartment buildings, commercial centers and supermarkets to close their entertainment services, contributing to preventing the spread of the disease in the community.

The local police distribute leaflets on COVID-19 prevention to local people.

The district police go to local households to urge people to take preventive approaches.


In addition, the district police force paid due attention to ensuring security and social order in the local quarantine zones as well as strictly managed people returning from epidemic-hit areas. So far, 72 people with signs of COVID-19 have been quarantined at their houses in District 2.

The district police forces offer free medical facemasks to the locals.


Furthermore, the local police have checked the disease prevention and control work in local residential areas, industrial parks, offices, enterprises, schools and tourist resorts. They also inspected 19 local pharmacies and handled two for trading medical facemasks of unknown origin.


by Minh Ngan