In the first nine months, the municipal police cracks down on more than 2,000 criminal cases and arrested 2,081 people. (Photo: SGGP)

Warnings over rising crime rates as Covid-19 restrictions end

The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions under the HCMC People’s Committee’s Directive 18 on continued prevention and control measures against Covid-19 and gradual economic recovery starting on October 1 is expected to lead to an increase in crime, police departments of Thu Duc City and districts across the city have warned.