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In Vietnam, food supplier found dousing snails in industrial chemicals before catering

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Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have detected the shady practice of using industrial chemicals to increase snails’ weight before distributing them to eateries and restaurants.

Police officers uncovered the use of industrial chemicals on snails at a wholesale facility in District 8 on Wednesday, a source told Tien Phong (Youth) newspaper on Thursday.

Police raided the Ben Luc residential area in District 8 and found workers of a local facility soaking snails in synthesized liquids.

The owner was later revealed to be H., who admitted that chemicals were used to cleanse the snails, shine their shells, and buff up their weight before distribution to markets and restaurants.

Police seized nearly 500 kilograms of chemicals and over 1.3 tons of doused snails from the facility.

They are also further investigating the case.

Chemical-doused snails at a food supplier in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: A.X. / Tien Phong

Chemical-doused snails at a food supplier in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: A.X. / Tien Phong

Cans of industrial chemicals at a food supplier in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: A.X. / Tien Phong

Cans of industrial chemicals at a food supplier in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: A.X. / Tien Phong

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Eight COVID-19 cases recorded on February 25

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Eight cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the past 12 hours to 6pm February 25, including seven locally-infected cases in Hai Duong, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

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Conducting COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)

As such, the national tally increased to 2,420, with 827 domestic infections since January 27.

Nine provinces have recorded no new cases for 14 days or more.

The number of recovered patients increased to 1,804, while the death toll remains at 35.

Among those who are still under treatment, 62 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 57 twice and 77 thrice.

More than 88,580 people are still being quarantined across the country./.VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/society/eight-covid-19-cases-recorded-on-february-25-715588.html

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One new imported COVID-19 case confirmed on Friday morning

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The new case is a woman, 28, returning through Mộc Bài international border gate in the southwestern province of Tây Ninh.

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/887615/one-new-imported-covid-19-case-confirmed-on-friday-morning.html

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No karaoke, bars, gyms as HCMC resumes non-essential services

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No karaoke, bars, gyms as HCMC resumes non-essential services

A restaurant on the Bui Vien walking street in HCMC’s District 1 closes down with all the Lunar New Year decorations amid a new coronavirus outbreak, February 9, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Dinh Van.


HCMC will allow most non-essential services except bars, dance clubs, karaoke parlors, gyms and pool table services to resume starting March 1.

The decision was made Thursday by the city Vice Chairman Duong Anh Duc after the southern metropolis went 14 days without any Covid-19 community transmission.

Under the latest decision, wedding centers, restaurants, movie theaters and other places of recreation would reopen next Monday.

Tourism activities, transportation, catering services, shopping centers, museums, historical relics and libraries are also allowed to reopen, but must ensure a minimum distance of one meter between two people.

Catering establishments are banned from accommodating more than 30 people.

City authorities have also allowed the organization of religious events but gatherings of more than 50 people at a time are banned.

Vietnam’s largest city has shut down all non-essential services since Feb. after recording a series of community transmissions linked to a cluster at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Of the 36 community transmissions HCMC has recorded in the nation’s latest outbreak that began on Jan. 28, one is linked to Hai Duong Province, Vietnam’s current Covid-19 epicenter, and 35 with the airport.

Health authorities have said the outbreak in the city has been put under control.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/no-karaoke-bars-gyms-as-hcmc-resumes-non-essential-services-4240350.html

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