Religious organisations in Can Tho strengthen Covid-19 prevention efforts

All religious organisations in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho have suspended gatherings since the end of May in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Prior to the appearance of COVID-19, Phuong Nam Truc Lam Zen Monastery would welcome more than 1,000 guests each day, who come to visit, make offerings, and pray.

Since limitations on gatherings were introduced, however, the monastery has only hosted the 50 monks and nuns studying on the premises.

There are currently 13 religions and 27 religious organisations with 387 establishments and about 100 places of concentrated religious activities in Can Tho city.

Religious followers make up over 40% of the city’s population, totalling about 512,0000 people.

Can Tho has not recorded any cases of community transmission of COVID-19, partly thanks to religions in the locality fully following pandemic prevention and control efforts./.