The vaccination campaign is aimed at expanding the vaccination coverage in the capital city. Hanoi will carry out a massive Covid-19 vaccination campaign in the whole city, peaking at 200,000 injections per day, said Ngo Khanh Hoang, deputy head of the Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC). “This Covid-19 vaccination campaign is aimed at expanding the vaccination coverage the widest possible,” he said at a meeting held in the capital city on June 23. The vaccine roll-out will comply with current Covid-19 countermeasures, including safe distance and no gathering, Hoang said, adding that the campaign must be carried out in a timely manner for prioritized beneficiaries and ensure fairness and transparency to all people. Hanoi deploys Covid-19 vaccination for local residents. Photo: Pham Hung The Hanoi CDC has set up three methods to implement the campaign. The first one is to establish 1,000 -1,200 injection centers throughout the city, including mobile … [Read more...] about About 200,000 Hanoians to get Covid-19 vaccines per day
A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 to a minor at a vaccination centre in Santiago, on June 23, 2021. Chile began inoculating children from 12-years-old against COVID-19. Martin BERNETTI / AFP - Delta variant to dominate EU - The highly contagious Delta variant could soon account for 90 percent of new coronavirus cases in the EU, the bloc's disease control agency says, urging members to spur vaccination drives. - 'Explosive' situation in Russia - Russia warns of an "explosive" spread of the Delta coronavirus variant in the country made worse by a sluggish vaccination campaign leading to rapidly rising infections and deaths. - Morgan Stanley to require vaccinations - Morgan Stanley becomes the latest big financial firm to require employees to be vaccinated at some company offices as corporate America adjusts workplace rules to the reopening US economy. - Anti-vaxxers fired - More than 150 employees at the Houston … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Latest global developments
Violating COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control regulations in Ho Chi Minh City is punishable by a fine worth up to VND40 million (US$1,730). Due to the increasingly serious developments of the pandemic, the municipal People’s Committee issued directive No. 10 on Saturday evening to enforce stricter virus prevention and control measures, namely shutting down unofficial markets, limiting public gatherings to three people, and suspending public transport. Hefty fines are to be imposed on violators to make sure these regulations are obeyed. A VND1-3 million ($43-130) fine has been authorized for those who fail to wear face masks in public places. Participating in a gathering of more than three people in public is punishable by a fine worth VND10-20 million ($434-869) for each offender. Failure to comply with authorities’ order to shut down non-essential businesses and unofficial markets is punishable by a VND10-20 million ($434-869) fine. Those who fail to report a … [Read more...] about How are violators of COVID-19 preventive measures penalized in Ho Chi Minh City?
For thousands of years, people have built their great metropolises right up against the contours of coasts, in estuaries and deltas, confident of the ebb and flow of the tides. Domination of the seas allowed many coastal cities to become trading powerhouses and cultural melting pots. But now that strength is becoming a liability as climate change swells the oceans, redrawing the map and putting hundreds of millions at risk. That's the warning of an unpublished draft report by the UN's climate science advisory panel, seen exclusively by AFP , which outlines the vast and urgent climate threats facing the planet. From the air, you can see the problem. In city upon city, office towers, warehouses and homes crowd the water's edge as if they are jostling to take a dip, major roads hug the shore, landing strips jut dauntlessly into the frothing waves. These cities are on the "frontline", the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says. "Difficult choices will … [Read more...] about Coastal cities face their mortality on the climate ‘frontline’
An additional 116 more Covid-19 patients have just been confirmed over the past six hours, raising the total number of patients in the country to 14,232, the Ministry of Health reported on Thursday evening. According to the ministry's report, 126 of the newly-confirmed patients are locally-transmitted cases most of whom were detected in quarantine sites or areas under lockdown in some localities including 61 in Ho Chi Minh City, 20 in Danang, nine in Tien Giang, nine in Bac Giang, eight in Phu Yen, five in Nghe An, two in Bac Ninh, and one each in Thai Binh and Hai Phong. As of Thursday evening, 10,936 locally-transmitted cases have been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country on April 27, including 5,527 in the virus epicentre of Bac Giang. The outbreak has so far spread to 45 cities and provinces nationwide. With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 14,232 including 12,506 locally-transmitted cases. As of 6 pm … [Read more...] about 116 new Covid-19 infections confirmed, Thursday counts rise to 285
COVID-19 vaccination in Phnom Penh on June 1 (Photo: Xinhua/VNA) Phnom Penh (VNA) - After completing the COVID-19 inoculation drive in the capital city of Cambodia on June 22, the Cambodian army began to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in other provinces, with nearly 60,000 people residing in Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong, Kampong Speu and Takeo having receiving the first shot. The Khmer Times newspaper on June 23 quoted Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodia n Army and commander of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, General Ith Sarath as saying that thanks to experience gained from the successful vaccination programme in Phnom Penh, the work in other provinces is going more smoothly. Provincial officials are working very closely with the military while the people have become better aware of the importance of vaccination against COVID-19 . The number of new cases in Phnom Penh has dropped remarkably to around 100-200 daily against the 400-500 cases recorded … [Read more...] about Cambodia expands vaccination drive outside Phnom Penh