The Ministry of Health (MOH) has asked local authorities to strengthen surveillance to discover Covid-19 cases and any abnormal signs of clusters as a new coronavirus variant called Omicron has emerged. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 25, 2021 reported that the coronavirus variant it has named Omicron (B.1.1.529) was discovered in several African countries, such as South Africa and Botswana. The first patient was a 30-year-old man in South Africa. He had fatigue, body aches with a minor headache, and itching, but no sore throat, cough or loss of taste. According to scientists, the Omicron variant has 32 mutations in spike glycoprotein and is the most mutated of the SARS-CoV-2 viruses. It is predicted to spread faster than Delta. Omicron cases have been discovered on several continents. Though epidemiologists think that it’s too late to impose travel restrictions to prevent Omicron from spreading globally, many countries have banned passengers from the … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam do to cope with the Omicron variant?
A medical employee checks health for a COVID-19 patient who is treated at home in Thanh Bình District of southern Đồng Tháp Province. VNA/VNS Nhựt An Photo HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese capital Hà Nội reported a record number of coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day on Friday, registering 791 infections, according to the Ministry of Health. A total of 13,670 transmissions were recorded across the country, taking the number of nationwide infections since the start of the pandemic to 1,280,780. The country also recorded 200 further fatalities, bringing the death toll to 25,858. Of the new transmissions, 8,628 were community cases and nine were imported infections that were quarantined on arrival. HCM City again topped the list of new infections with 1,311, followed by Cần Thơ Province with 982 and Hà Nội with 791. Other infections were found in Sóc Trăng (791), Tây Ninh (779), Đồng Tháp (608), Bình Thuận (581), Bến Tre (571), Vĩnh Long (564), Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu (560), … [Read more...] about Hà Nội registers record daily COVID infections, over 13,000 cases confirmed nationwide Friday
Hanoi has begun vaccination against Covid-19 for children aged 15-17. The injection rate has reached more than 90%. The Hanoi People's Committee on December 2 approved the proposal of the municipal Department of Education and Training, allowing all high school students to return to school from December 6. Accordingly, tenth, eleventh, twelfth graders and students of vocational and continuing education centers in 30 districts can join in-class teaching from Monday next week. These districts must not have recorded any Covid-19 infection over the past 14 days. The students will only attend either morning or afternoon classes each day, and at the selected schools there would be no mid-day meals. Teachers are only allowed to give offline lessons if they are fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Face-to-face teaching would be immediately stopped if there occurs any epidemiological incident related to Covid-19 disease. Ninth graders in Hanoi’s suburban district … [Read more...] about High school students in Hanoi will return to school next week
The Ministry of Health documented 13,670 new coronavirus infections across Vietnam on Friday, in addition to 1,149 recoveries and 200 deaths. The latest cases, including nine imported and 13,661 domestic transmissions, were recorded in 59 provinces and cities, the ministry said, elaborating that 8,628 patients were infected in the community. Ho Chi Minh City confirmed 1,311 of the latest infections, Can Tho City 982, Hanoi 791, Soc Trang Province 791, Binh Thuan Province 581, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 560, Dong Nai Province 496, Khanh Hoa Province 450, Binh Duong Province 302, Hai Phong City 198, Thua Thien-Hue Province 128, Da Nang 119, Lam Dong Province 98, Quang Nam Province 67, and Quang Ninh Province seven. Vietnam had registered 13,677 locally-acquired infections on Thursday. The country has found 1,275,518 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,003,642 of them have recovered from COVID-19. … [Read more...] about 59 provinces, cities in Vietnam report 13,670 new COVID-19 cases, 200 mortalities