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
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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 Ministry of Health (MOH) has asked local authorities to strengthen surveillance to discover Covid-19 cases and any abnormal signs of clusters as a new coronavirus variant called Omicron has emerged. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 25, 2021 reported that the coronavirus variant it has named Omicron (B.1.1.529) was discovered in several African countries, such as South Africa and Botswana. The first patient was a 30-year-old man in South Africa. He had fatigue, body aches with a minor headache, and itching, but no sore throat, cough or loss of taste. According to scientists, the Omicron variant has 32 mutations in spike glycoprotein and is the most mutated of the SARS-CoV-2 viruses. It is predicted to spread faster than Delta. Omicron cases have been discovered on several continents. Though epidemiologists think that it’s too late to impose travel restrictions to prevent Omicron from spreading globally, many countries have banned passengers from the … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam do to cope with the Omicron variant?
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?
Hanoi has begun vaccination against Covid-19 for children aged 15-17. The injection rate has reached more than 90%. The Hanoi People's Committee on December 2 approved the proposal of the municipal Department of Education and Training, allowing all high school students to return to school from December 6. Accordingly, tenth, eleventh, twelfth graders and students of vocational and continuing education centers in 30 districts can join in-class teaching from Monday next week. These districts must not have recorded any Covid-19 infection over the past 14 days. The students will only attend either morning or afternoon classes each day, and at the selected schools there would be no mid-day meals. Teachers are only allowed to give offline lessons if they are fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Face-to-face teaching would be immediately stopped if there occurs any epidemiological incident related to Covid-19 disease. Ninth graders in Hanoi’s suburban district … [Read more...] about High school students in Hanoi will return to school next week
Allowing students to return to schools was a legitimate desire of both parents and teachers. The Hanoi People’s Committee has decided to allow students of the fifth, sixth, ninth, tenth and twelfth grades living in 18 pandemic-free districts labeled "green zones" to return to school from November 8. There is still no specific plan for students in urban areas to resume in-person schooling. To ensure safety for students, classes have been disinfected, antiseptic solutions and electronic thermometers have been made available, and teachers have been trained to handle students showing Covid-19 symptoms. Following pandemic control measures leaves a double burden for teachers as they need to ensure a safe distance among students, a class would be divided into including the morning and afternoon shifts. “I want to go out and meet friends at cafes when the social distancing measures are lifted and I believe that my children also have the same desire. Children have had to stay at … [Read more...] about Hanoi students in suburban districts to come back to schools next week