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HCMC Covid transmission metric drops sharply, reopening feasible: experts

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A health worker takes samples for Covid-19 testing from a man in HCMC's Go Vap District, September 20, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran


The effective reproduction number of the coronavirus in HCMC has decreased from five to 1.03 in four months, which may allow relaxed restrictions starting October.


"Control measures in Ho Chi Minh City have helped reduce the number of deaths and cut the chain of transmission," Phan Trong Lan, head of the HCMC Pasteur Institute, said Tuesday.


The effective reproduction number, known as Rt, is defined as the average number of secondary cases per primary infection cases, within a population of both susceptible and non-susceptible hosts.


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