A locked down area in Nguyễn Du Ward, Hai Bà Trưng District, Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Anh HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s coronavirus caseload continues to rise, with 13,840 new infections announced on Tuesday, along with 217 deaths. The national tally now stands at 1,337,523 transmissions, of which 1,332,216 came in the fourth wave of infections that has swept the country since late April. HCM City had the highest number of new cases at 965, followed by Cần Thơ City with 898 and Tây Ninh at 869. The capital Hà Nội reported 737 new infections. The remaining cases were detected in Sóc Trăng (746), Đồng Tháp (697), Bình Dương (645), Bình Phước (640), Cà Mau (615), Vĩnh Long (529), Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu (491), Khánh Hòa (486), Bến Tre (441), Bạc Liêu (434), Tiền Giang (340), An Giang (325), Thừa Thiên Huế (306), Hậu Giang (293), Bình Định (281), Đồng Nai (272), Trà Vinh (254), Kiên Giang (229), Bắc Ninh (190), Nghệ An (179), Gia Lai (178), Bình Thuận (170), Hải Phòng (156), Đà Nẵng (141), … [Read more...] about Việt Nam reports 13,840 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday
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The Ministry of Health logged 13,840 new coronavirus cases in Vietnam on Tuesday, along with 1,249 recoveries and 217 fatalities. The latest infections, including five imported and 13,835 domestic transmissions, were documented in 59 provinces and cities, the ministry said, adding that 7,306 patients got infected in the community. Ho Chi Minh City reported 965 of the latest infections, Can Tho City 898, Tay Ninh Province 869, Hanoi 737, Binh Duong Province 645, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 491, Khanh Hoa Province 486, Thua Thien-Hue Province 306, Dong Nai Province 272, Bac Ninh Province 190, Binh Thuan Province 170, Hai Phong City 156, Da Nang 141, Lam Dong Province 100, Quang Nam Province 53, and Quang Ninh Province 37. Vietnam had confirmed 14,591 locally-acquired infections on Monday. The country has detected 1,332,216 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,008,839 of them have recovered from … [Read more...] about Vietnam reports 13,840 additional COVID-19 cases, 1,249 recoveries, 217 deaths
Asia was the first to experience the virus, the first to exit lockdown, and now has new spikes. Asia was the first place to experience the coronavirus, impose lockdowns and then emerge from them. It was also the first to experience new groups of infections, with clusters from nightclubs in Seoul, the Russia-China border, and elsewhere. Although it is early for conclusions, can lessons be learned? 1. Wave, spike or cluster - it's unavoidable Terms such as second wave, spikes or clusters of cases are bandied around, but what do they mean? Medically, a second wave refers to the resurgence of infection in a different part of a population after an initial decrease. The WHO says past pandemics have been characterised by "waves of activity spread over months". In Asia, we have been seeing isolated clusters and regional spikes in infection numbers. and it is hard to predict how they will develop. But for Jennifer Rohn, a cell biologist at University College, London, a second … [Read more...] about Coronavirus ‘second wave’: What lessons can we learn from Asia?
Vietnam reported an additional 13,840 Covid-19 infections in 59 out of 63 cities and provinces on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health. According to the ministry's report, 13,835 of the new patients are locally-transmitted cases confirmed in 59 out of 63 localities in the country including HCM City (965), Can Tho (898), Tay Ninh (869), Soc Trang (746), Hanoi (737), Dong Thap (697), Binh Duong (645), Binh Phuoc (640), Ca Mau (615), Vinh Long (529), Ba Ria - Vung Tau (491), Khanh Hoa (486), Ben Tre (441), Bac Lieu (434), Tien Giang (340), An Giang (325), Thua Thien Hue (306), Hau Giang (293), Binh Dinh (281), Dong Nai (272), Tra Vinh (254), and Kien Giang (229). There were five imported patients confirmed today. The new infections showed a decrease of 723 cases compared to yesterday's figure. There were 7,306 infections found in the community. As of Tuesday evening, 1,332,216 infections had been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country in late April. Some … [Read more...] about Nearly 14,000 Covid-19 infections confirmred on Tuesday
In a letter sent to all 63 cities and provinces Monday, the ministry stated the pandemic situation has grown more complex in many countries, especially with the appearance of the mutated strain Omicron, or B.1.1.529 Covid variant, first sequenced in South Africa and designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a top Variant of Concern (VOC). The WHO stated last week the variant had been detected in at least 38 countries and territories. Though it is not yet confirmed if Omicron would cause more severe Covid-19 conditions, it has been said the strain is more transmissible compared to Delta and previous strains as it carries many mutations, said Tran Dac Phu, a senior advisor at the Public Health Emergency Operations Center under the ministry. Therefore, it is necessary to stay alert because the highly contagious strain could overload the nation's healthcare system, he said. The ministry requested localities to keep strengthening Covid-19 prevention and control measures, … [Read more...] about Omicron risk ‘very high’: Health Ministry
If approved, the loans will be given to people from poor and near-poor households so they can meet their needs in buying food, daily-life items, medical examinations and treatment, and means of transportation. Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Bank for Social Policy Bui Van Son said that, at the end of August, the municipal Bank for Social Policy sent an official dispatch to the local Department of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs asking the department to advise and submit to the HCM City People's Committee a package of interest-free consumer support loans for citizens. Specifically, the program is expected to be implemented in the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. However, there has been no response. In 2022, the HCM City Bank for Social Policies said it will continue to pursue this recommendation. If approved, the loans will be given to people from poor and near-poor households so they can meet their needs in buying food, daily-life items, medical … [Read more...] about HCM City proposes 0% interest loan package for the poor