Vietnam confirmed an additional 11,527 Covid-19 infections on Wednesday and 11,919 patients were discharged from hospital following their recovery the same day, according to the Ministry of Health. According to the ministry's report, 11,525 of the new patients are locally-transmitted cases confirmed in 35 localities including HCM City (5,435), Binh Duong (4,179), Dong Nai (930), Long An (191), An Giang (186), Kien Giang (137), and Tien Giang (89). There were two imported patients confirmed today. The new infection number showed a decrease of 165 cases compared to yesterday's figure. There were 5,870 infections found in the community. As of Wednesday evening, 714,497 infections have been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country in late April, with some southern localities recording high infections such as HCM City (353,655), Binh Duong (187,493), Dong Nai (42,362), Long An (31,041), and Tien Giang (13,464). The outbreak has so far spread to 62 out of 63 cities and … [Read more...] about Nearly 12,000 Covid-19 patients recover on Wednesday
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The Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has issued a set of safety assessment criteria for eateries, food businesses, supermarkets, and shopping malls to reopen. There are six criteria for catering service providers and seven for supermarkets, shopping malls, and food retailers. Catering service - The establishment must have a certificate of food safety. - The establishment must ensure food safety conditions in accordance with regulations. - Employees, customers, and delivery workers must strictly follow health authorities’ pandemic prevention and control instructions. All staff members have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and test negative for the novel coronavirus. - All people have to follow basic pandemic prevention measures, namely wearing face masks, sanitizing hands, and keeping a minimum distance of two meters. - The delivery area must be separated from the remaining sections, while hand sanitizer, antiseptic, and hand … [Read more...] about How can food establishments reopen in Ho Chi Minh City after COVID-19 halt?
Most of the spending will be used for vaccine purchases. Vietnam might need an amount of VND40 trillion (US$1.74 billion) for the fight against Covid-19 in the time to come. AstraZeneca, the first vaccine approved in Vietnam. Photo: UNICEF The money would be used to buy the vaccine and medical equipment, the news was released today [Sept 22] by Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc who also said that the government spent VND18.35 trillion ($797 million) on the Covid-19 fight in the first eight months this year. Today, the National Assembly (NA), the highest legislative body, agreed to transfer VND14.6 trillion ($635 million) from the 2021 savings for the anti-pandemic missions this year. Earlier, the Ministry of Health estimated that Vietnam needs VND28.5 trillion ($1.23 billion) to purchase 170 million doses of vaccines. To date, the country still needs VND16 trillion ($695 million). In another move, the government today approved to import of an 20 million … [Read more...] about Today’s Covid News: Vietnam likely to spend US$1.7 billion on pandemic fight
A newborn baby with dengue fever is treated at HCM City Children's Hospital. — Photo suckhoedoisong.vn HÀ NỘI — Children who have a fever for two straight days and other early symptoms of dengue fever should visit doctors as soon as possible to prevent complicated development of the disease, especially when the rainy season is coming, which can worsen dengue fever outbreaks. Doctors also raised concerns that due to fears of COVID-19 infections, many people have been delaying visits to doctors. According to the Centre for Children’s Tropical Diseases under the Hà Nội-based National Children’s Hospital, in the last two months, the centre received more than 60 children with dengue fever. Among them, the youngest was only six days old. A mother named Trang whose son was treated at the hospital for ten days said that he had a high temperature of up to 41 degrees Celsius and vomited a few times a day. Trang said that she gave her son pain relief tablets for a few days but they did … [Read more...] about People urged to not put off medical visits despite COVID-19
The temporary hospital is located in Xuan Hoa commune, Xuan Loc district. On the first day of operation, the hospital received more than 100 COVID-19 patients from Nhon Trach district. Phan Huy Anh Vu, Director of the provincial Department of Health, said the inauguration of the new hospital has increased the province's treatment capacity to nearly 24,500 beds. The number of new COVID-19 cases in Dong Nai province has been continuously increasing with an average of 1,000 infections per day. Thus, it is very necessary to prepare more temporary hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients, helping to reduce the pressure on the local health sector, and be ready to cope with a high number of cases, he said. According to the provincial Department of Health, the province recorded 623 positive cases of SARS-CoV-2 on September 21, bringing the total figure to more than 41,000. Of which, nearly 21,000 patients have been recovered and 388 people have died. Source: VNA … [Read more...] about Dong Nai puts into use largest temporary COVID-19 treatment hospital
Lam Van Thanh, Chairman of Kien Giang Province, where Phu Quoc is located, said that by the end of October, the island would not have ensured necessary conditions to carry out its planned tourism reopening plan. He said only 35.2 percent of people aged 18 and above have got a first shot and just 6.13 percent of residents have been fully vaccinated. The island needs another 250,000-300,000 doses to achieve herd immunity, but recent allocation has also been low, while the stipulated time between two doses of a Covid vaccine is 4 to 8 weeks, depending. Even if the amount of needed vaccine doses was allocated right now, it would take around two months for Phu Quoc to achieve vaccination coverage for 90 percent of its population, Thanh said. He emphasized: "The province will reopen international tourism when pandemic prevention measures are ensured at highest level. It will not sacrifice the health and lives of people for economic growth." Therefore, while local authorities are … [Read more...] about Phu Quoc not ready for foreign tourists next month