By staff writers – Translated by Thao Nhien
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Hanoi (VNA) – One COVID-19 infection was reported in the past 12 hours to 6am May 7, the Ministry of Health said on May 7.
The new patient, in the central province of Thanh Hoa, came into close contact with a group of Chinese experts who were found positive with the SARS-CoV-2 virus after completing quarantine period following arrival.
With the latest case in Thanh Hoa , Vietnam has logged 3,091 COVID-19 cases, including 1,691 local transmission cases with 121 COVID-19 infections since April 27.
The ministry’s Department of Medical Examination and Treatment Department said the country has seen 2,560 recoveries so far.
A total 40,736 people who came in close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are under quarantine nationwide, including 560 at hospitals, 21,733 other quarantine sites, and 18,443 at home.
Among patients under treatment, 24 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 12 twice, and 38 thrice.
A total of 747,827 frontline medical workers and members of community-based anti- COVID-19 groups in Vietnam had been injected with COVID-19 vaccine as of 4pm on May 6. The country began its COVID-19 inoculation campaign on March 8.
In a bid to live safely with the pandemic, people should strictly follow the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering), and khai bao y te (health declaration)./.
Vientiane (VNA) – Laos reported a decline in the daily number of new COVID-19 cases which stood at a double-digit figure for the past five days.
All 18 Lao provinces are under lockdown until May 5. The country to date has logged 821 cases, with 773 of them being reported from the start of April.
The Department of Communicable Diseases Control at the Laos ’ Health Ministry announced that as many as 38 Vietnamese people in Thatluang in downtown Vientiane tested positive once with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on April 30.
The Embassy of Vietnam has sent staff members to assist the citizens and local agencies with contact tracing.
The Embassy also asked the Lao side to further support the infected and called on Vietnamese citizens to remain calm and cooperate with Vietnamese and Lao agencies to surmount difficulties.
On May 1, Cambodia documented 388 new COVID-19 cases, which shrunk by half of the figure on the previous day.
The national count reached 13,790, with a death toll of 96.
A large-scale inoculation drive for about 500,000 people in the high-risk area in Phnom Penh was launched on the same day./.
According to the ministry, many people have become complacent and do not follow preventive regulations as more covid cases are reported during the Reunification Holiday. In order to deal with the problem, the ministry asked the city authorities to strictly follow the official documents issued by prime minister and the ministry about Covid-19 prevention.
Local authorities were asked to suspend all festivals and limit the number of cultural, sports and tourism activities. They were also asked to carry out inspection more frequently and deal with violators. The management boards of historical sites, museums and tourist sites must make sure to implement all required measures.
Public awareness campaigns should be regularly run. Hanoi, HCM City and several cities have ordered to close nightclubs and karaoke bars. Dong Hoi City also suspended many events that were intended to take place during its Culture-Tourism Week.
Among the 56 local cases, 16 were at the second facility of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, 12 in the northern province of Bac Ninh, 11 in the northern province of Vinh Phuc, four in Hanoi and three in the central city of Da Nang.
The national tally has reached 3,090, with 1,690 local cases. In the latest wave of outbreaks from April 27, 120 cases have been detected.
A total of 2,560 patients have been given the all-clear, and the death toll remains at 35.
Among patients still under treatment, 24 have tested negative for the coronavirus once, 12 twice and 38 thrice.
Meanwhile, 40,736 people are being quarantined across the country.
One of the two local cases resides in Hoi An ancient city, the central province of Quang Nam and works in neighbouring Da Nang city from April 29. He was tested positive with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on May 3, and has received treatment at Da Nang Lung Hospital.
The other resides in Bac Tu Liem district, Hanoi. He was on the same flight from Da Nang to Hanoi on April 29 with two Chinese experts, who had later been confirmed to have COVID-19. He was tested positive on May 3, and has been under treatment at National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s Dong Anh district.
Meanwhile, the remaining two cases are natives in An Phu district, An Giang district. They entered Vietnam via Long Binh border gate.
Vietnam has logged 2,985 COVID-19 infections so far, including 1,607 domestically – transmitted cases. Thirty seven has been recorded since April 27.
As many as 40,505 people who came in close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are under quarantine nationwide, including 561 at hospitals, 22,522 at other quarantine sites, and 17,422 at home or accommodations.
The ministry’s Department of Medical Examination and Treatment Department said that 2,560 patients have been declared clear of the virus so far.
Among the patients under treatment, 24 have tested negative for the virus once, 12 twice, and 38 thrice.
According to the National Expanded Immunisation Programme, a total of 539,062 frontline medical workers and members of community-based anti-COVID-19 groups in Vietnam had been injected with COVID-19 vaccine as of 16:00 on May 3. The country began its COVID-19 inoculation campaign on March 8.