July 09, 2021 – 23:13
Several countries around Asia and the Pacific, which are experiencing a new wave of coronavirus, have put in place new measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Faced with a growing number of new cases, authorities in Thailand, South Korea and Vietnam have announced new measures in the hope that they will slow the spread of COVID-19.
These countries are blaming the increase in new cases of infection, but also deaths, the highly contagious Delta variant and the low level of vaccination, reports the Associated Press, reports Klankosova.tv.
In Thailand, 72 people have died in the last 24 hours, while South Korea recorded a record number of new cases – over 1 thousand. In Indonesia the rise of new cases has led to, for the first time, hospitals turning back some patients and oxygen supplies starting to run out.
Health experts say a partial blockade set for July 3 is too late.
Vietnam also imposed stricter restrictions, blocking Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest metropolis and its economic and financial center for two weeks. The nine million inhabitants of the southern city are allowed to leave their homes only to buy food, medicine and other urgent matters during this time.