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Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam orders shutdown of bars, spas again over Covid fears

According to a Bloomberg report, Vietnam’s commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City has ordered bars, spas and karaoke clubs to shut two days after allowing them to reopen to stem another Coronavirus surge as cases climbed anew.

The city government reversed course because the Covid-19 outbreak “is still complicated with hidden risks,” according to a statement on the city’s website on November 19. Restrictions on the establishments were lifted on Nov. 16.

The return of some curbs in Ho Chi Minh City comes as the government pushes to reopen factories across the country and bring back more than a million workers who have returned to their home provinces in the past months to escape the country’s worst Coronavirus surge since the pandemic started.

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