Ho Chi Minh City has started its fifth immunization phase for residents belonging to designated priority groups, with a target of administering 930,000 jabs from three brands. The fifth vaccination phase commenced on Thursday morning at 615 immunization points and is expected to last for two to three weeks, said the municipal Department of Health. Among the vaccine doses used in this phase, 235,000 were produced by Moderna, 55,000 by Pfizer and BioNTech, and the rest by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. This inoculation phase is intended for 15 priority groups, with residents aged 65 and older, as well as people with underlying health conditions, such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, being asked to receive jabs at hospitals while others have been directed to vaccination points throughout the city. Up to 200 people are expected to be immunized per day at each point during the phase, and each ward or commune is required to arrange at … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City kicks off fifth phase of COVID-19 vaccination with 930,000 jabs
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Ho Chi Minh City has seen its blood reserves running dry as donation drives have been canceled due to multiple COVID-19 social distancing periods, with the latest being extended until August 1. These days, the Ho Chi Minh City Blood Transfusion Hematology Hospital, which manages the city’s blood bank, receives only 30 to 50 blood bags, merely one-tenth of the amount of blood needed for some 150 hospitals in the city, including those treating COVID-19 patients, said Dr. Phu Chi Dung, director of the hospital, on Friday. With an aim to curb the COVID-19 spread, the municipal administration has over the past few months applied many social distancing periods, during which people are required to go out only in necessary cases, among other epidemic prevention measures, the director said. Given such restrictions, many blood donation activities have been canceled or postponed, Dr. Dung explained. The blood reserves have therefore decreased over time and in the next seven days, they … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City faces serious blood dearth amid rising COVID-19 cases
The city will tighten its restrictions to stamp out the novel coronavirus transmission. Vietnam’s southern business hub of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) will extend the current partial lockdown for one more week until August 1 with stricter restrictions. Deputy Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc at a meeting on July 23. Photo: HCMC Press Center Deputy Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc said Friday afternoon that the move is aimed to prevent new outbreaks and focus on treating patients, especially those of critical conditions to minimize fatalities. This is the fifth time the HCMC has enhanced social distancing measures since the new outbreak occurred in April. Based on the pandemic evolution in different parts, the local authorities will impose stricter measures than those stipulated in Directive 16, which applies the highest levels of restriction in Vietnam including shelter-in-place order, according to … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City extends partial lockdown until August 1
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has decided to continue imposing social distancing measures under the prime minister’s Directive No. 16 until at least August 1, but with even stricter regulations, including the suspension of production, businesses, and construction activities with low priority. In a document signed by chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong, businesses and institutions that are allowed to continue operating during this period are as follows: State agencies State agencies are required to let all staff members to work from home, and only employees in charge of urgent tasks are allowed to come to the office. The number of people working at the office must not exceed one-third of each agency’s total number of employees. All unnecessary meetings must be canceled. Banks and securities firms Banks and securities firms shall only maintain an efficient number of workers or let them work alternately in different shifts to provide necessary services in a timely … [Read more...] about Which businesses, services are allowed to operate during strict social distancing in Ho Chi Minh City?
Vietnam registered 2,762 domestic COVID-19 infections, including 1,849 cases in Ho Chi Minh City, from 6:30 pm on Monday to 6:00 am on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health. A total of 149 cases were recorded in Dong Thap, 144 in Tay Ninh, 119 in Dong Nai, 87 in Binh Duong, and 73 in Vinh Long. The remaining patients were logged in 15 other provinces and cities. Among the new infections in the country, 538 were detected in the community while the rest were in quarantine centers and isolated areas. Two imported cases were also documented in the past 12 hours. As of Tuesday morning, Vietnam had detected 109,111 COVID-19 cases, with 21,344 recoveries and 524 deaths. The Southeast Asian country has recorded 105,338 cases in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth wave began on April 27. Ho Chi Minh City leads the table with 68,271 patients, followed by Binh Duong with 8,830, Bac Giang with 5,735, and Long An with 3,856. By comparison, Vietnam … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City logs 1,849 local COVID-19 cases in 12 hours
Hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City have discharged more than 25,000 coronavirus patients since the pandemic hit the country in early 2020, a local disease control agency reported. With more than 3,800 patients walked out of hospitals on Wednesday, the city has registered a total of 25,189 recovered people, the municipal Center for Disease Control (HCDC) announced on Thursday. The city, which has recently recorded thousands of new coronavirus infections every day, is now treating 36,771 coronavirus-positive patients, including 875 critical cases supported by ventilators and 30 others undergoing ECMO intervention, the center said. Except for a new epidemic spot detected in District 5 on Wednesday, 30 existing COVID-19 clusters have been under strict control, 14 others have found no fresh infections, and another eight have stopped being monitored, said the HCDC. More than five million local residents have had their samples collected for coronavirus testing, while 44,636 COVID-19 cases … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City has discharged over 25,000 COVID-19 patients