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
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China's Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi has announced that his country will provide Vietnam with about US$3.1 million and 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to support pandemic prevention and control efforts in the Southeast Asian country. Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son joined talks with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday in Zhejiang Province, as part of his official visit to China from December 2 to 4. The two officials discussed measures to bolster the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic partnership in the coming time. Both sides focused on seeking ways to enhance coordination in COVID-19 prevention and control in order to maintain trade and economic exchange activities. The Chinese diplomat announced a CNY20 million ($3.13 million) assistance for Vietnam to purchase medical equipment, alongside 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for Vietnamese localities. The officials expressed their appreciation for the development … [Read more...] about China to provide Vietnam with $3mn aid, 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses: Wang Yi
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has received 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine offered by the Argentine government for the Southeast Asian country’s fight against COVID-19. Argentine Ambassador to Vietnam Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino handed over the donation, worth over US$2 million, to Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan at a ceremony held in Hanoi on Thursday. Thuan expressed his gratitude to the government and people of Argentina, as well as the Argentine Ministry of Health and the Argentine Embassy in Vietnam, for the vaccine aid. “We will use these vaccine doses in the most effective way to improve our people’s immunity, contributing to preventing and driving back the epidemic,” the official said. This is the first time that the Argentine government has donated COVID-19 vaccines to a foreign country, Ambassador Beltramino said. His country will always remember that Vietnam gave Argentina 20,000 face masks for the prevention of COVID-19 last year, the … [Read more...] about Vietnam receives 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by Argentina
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health has just asked local hospitals to prepare for an increasing number of Covid-19 patients as fatalities have continued to rise. Local hospitals are asked to strictly follow Covid-19 prevention rules and spare at least 10% of beds for Covid-19 patients. The department has just sent urgent directions to local hospitals amid rising numbers of Covid-19-related deaths reported in the area and the threat of the new Omicron variant. Local hospitals are asked to strictly follow Covid-19 prevention rules and spare at least 10% of beds for Covid-19 patients. Some hospitals that have been switched to only provide treatment to Covid-19 patients including the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Trung Vuong, An Binh, and Cu Chi will continue. At present, these hospitals are operating a total of 4,300 beds. The department will continue to keep 13 field hospitals for Covid-19 treatment with a total of 22,000 beds. Each district will … [Read more...] about HCM City hospitals asked to prepare for rising Covid-19 patients
The health department of the northern province Bac Giang on Sunday confirmed that one among the four students hospitalised due to serious anaphylactic shock reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations has died. Health workers check the body temperature and heart pressure of students as per pre-COVID-19 vaccine injection procedures in the northern province of Bac Giang on November 12. Image for illustration. On Wednesday (November 24), 700 high school students at Sơn Động Boarding High School and Sơn Động High School No.2 received their vaccines. Two with milder reactions were taken care of at Sơn Đông medical station in Bắc Giang, and were discharged on Saturday afternoon, according to Nguyễn Thị Thu Hương, deputy director of the provincial health department. Two other students, both born in 2005, suffered from more serious reactions, including reports of dizziness, breathing difficulties, chest pain and nausea, and were transported to Bạch Mai Hospital in Hà Nội and … [Read more...] about Student dies after receiving COVID-19 vaccine
According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam could record more Covid-19 outbreaks, especially in current weather conditions, which are favorable for the spread of the virus. In the fourth Covid-19 wave, which started in late April 2021, Vietnam has recorded 1,152,926 cases, including 1,150,625 locally-transmitted cases (99.8%). As many as 934,444 patients have recovered from the disease (81%), and 24,083 people died of the virus in 45 out of 63 provinces and cities in the country. According to the Ministry of Health, in the past seven days, some provinces reported an increase in the number of locally transmitted infections compared to the previous seven days, with an increase of 1,193 cases in Ho Chi Minh City and 1,096 cases in Ba Ria - Vung Tau. The localities that recorded a decrease in the number of infections in the community are Tien Giang with a decrease of 299 cases, An Giang with 185 cases and Ca Mau 28 cases. The number of locally transmitted cases is … [Read more...] about Why are locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases continuing to increase?