Many businesses and organizations have asked for permission to seek and import Covid-19 vaccines to offer free vaccinations to the people or to donate to the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund, after keeping part of the vaccines for their own use. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the Health Minister to continue directing, supporting and guiding local governments and businesses in seeking and importing Covid-19 vaccines. The Ministry of Health is responsible for state management of vaccine quality, licensing, preservation and organization of timely, scientific, safe and effective vaccination; and issuing guiding documents and setting the rate of vaccines that donors to the Vietnam Covid-19 Vaccine Fund can keep for their own use. The Ministry of Health has coordinated with all ministries and agencies as well as encouraged all localities, businesses and organizations to participate in the search and import of Covid-19 vaccines. In the coming time, the Ministry of Health … [Read more...] about Government to facilitate localities, businesses to purchase Covid-19 vaccines
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HCMC imposed strict social distancing order requiring people not to leave home except for buying food or seeking medical care on July 9 and has announced plans to extend it by one or two more weeks from the end of this month. Starting Monday, the city has also banned people from going out between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next day. Professor Jin Dhong-Yan, The University of Hong Kong, said: "HCMC will not need to apply the lockdown for (many) months, until you have sufficient vaccine. You can do it for around two months like Taiwan has done." Jin said the situation in HCMC and Taiwan was similar with a rapid surge in new cases though the former had a bigger scale of infection than the latter. Taiwan announced it would ease its Covid-19 restrictions on Monday, after more than two months (from mid-May) as rapidly falling case numbers gave authorities confidence to further lower the coronavirus alert level, Reuters reported. HCMC has been Vietnam’s Covid-19 epicenter in the … [Read more...] about Nuts and bolts of HCMC’s lockdown – two months or more?
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday called on citizens to stay strong and united and seriously comply with COVID-19 preventive measures in order to soon bring life to normal. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. Photo: VGP Pham made the call amid complex evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Viet Nam with thousands of infection cases having been reported each day. The Government is deeply aware of and empathizes with the material and mental hardships faced by the citizens over the past more than one year since the outbreak of the pandemic, he said. From urban to rural streets, all have become almost empty because of COVID-19 while usually bustling with activities, marketplaces, airports, harbors, schools and factories are now strangely quiet; hospitals and treatment facilities in some areas are now more crowded than ever; many apartment complexes, stadiums, dormitories, and military barracks are grudgingly turned into field hospitals or quarantine … [Read more...] about Gov’t chief calls on citizens to seriously adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures