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Vietnam reports 11,214 more Covid cases
Sunday,  Thg8 22, 2021,20:00 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health announced 11,214 fresh Covid-19 cases this evening, August 22, including six imported cases and 11,208 domestic cases found in 36 provinces and cities.
PM asks HCMC to conduct Covid-19 tests for all residents during social distancing period
Sunday,  Thg8 22, 2021,18:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has required that rapid Covid-19 tests be conducted in the entire HCMC during the social distancing period to quickly detect Covid-19 cases and stop the virus transmission.
Vietnam and Covid-19 vaccine production
Sunday,  Thg8 22, 2021,08:57 (GMT+7)
As of August 8, 2021, some 4.4 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in 180 countries and territories in the world. All in all, around 30% of the global population have been inoculated with one dose and 15% with two doses. However, the distribution of vaccines is uneven in different parts of the globe. In poor countries, the ratio of people receiving one jab is only 1.1%. Approximately, 8.3% of all Vietnamese have received one shot and 0.9% received two. COVAX, Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access, a global initiative aiming at equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, has so far been able to provide only 188 million doses in 138 countries, way below the target of 2 billion doses in 2021. Therefore, Vietnam should try her utmost to produce vaccines on her own. This article addresses some aspects of the issue.
Danang to continue banning residents from venturing out for 3 more days
Saturday,  Thg8 21, 2021,20:32 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Danang City government has decided to continue banning local residents from leaving their houses for three more days, starting from 8 a.m. on August 23, after employing the measure for one week, municipal chairman Le Trung Chinh said today, August 21.
New Covid-19 infections exceed 11,000 for first time
Saturday,  Thg8 21, 2021,20:11 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Ministry of Health this evening, August 21, reported 11,321 new Covid-19 cases, the most infections recorded in a single day so far. The new cases included 22 imported cases and 11,299 locally-infected cases in 39 localities, up 2,767 cases over yesterday.
Vietnam receives over 501,000 Covid vaccine doses from Poland
Saturday,  Thg8 21, 2021,16:19 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnamese Ambassador to Poland Nguyen Hung on August 20 received more than 501,000 AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses presented by Poland at the Warsaw Chopin International Airport.
Competent forces to deliver food to residents from Aug 23 in HCMC
Saturday,  Thg8 21, 2021,16:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The competent forces including the military will be in charge of delivering food and necessities to local residents in HCMC for the next two weeks starting August 23, during which the city will tighten its social distancing measures and ban residents from leaving their homes, said a local official.
Govt agrees to choose contractors to buy nearly 20 million Pfizer doses
Saturday,  Thg8 21, 2021,13:28 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Government has agreed to choose contractors for the purchase of another 20 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, instead of organizing competitive bidding.
Hanoi to extend social distancing
Saturday,  Thg8 21, 2021,13:23 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The capital city of Hanoi will continue to implement the stay-at-home mandate that started on July 24 to facilitate large-scale testing to detect silent carriers of the coronavirus in the community, and Covid-19 vaccination for local residents.
Daily new Covid-19 cases reach new high
Friday,  Thg8 20, 2021,20:33 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Ministry of Health confirmed 10,650 new domestic Covid-19 cases this evening, August 20, the highest number recorded on a single day to date.
People entering Quang Ninh must be fully vaccinated
Friday,  Thg8 20, 2021,18:51 (GMT+7)
HCMC – People who want to enter Quang Ninh Province are required to present an official certificate confirming they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken 48 hours earlier. These regulations took effect from 12 p.m. today, August 20.
PM asks 40 localities to support HCMC, other southern localities to tackle pandemic
Friday,  Thg8 20, 2021,18:46 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked 40 cities and provinces to mobilize and send medical workers to HCMC and some other southern localities to help them fight the pandemic.
Vietnam gets over 1.2 million more AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses
Friday,  Thg8 20, 2021,15:02 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The AstraZeneca Group on August 19 shipped an additional 1.209 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Vietnam.
Vietnam's daily spike of Covid-19 cases jumps to over 10,600
Thursday,  Thg8 19, 2021,20:03 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health confirmed a record of 10,654 new Covid infections, and 380 additional deaths today, August 19.
Pop-up healthcare station model set up in southern provinces
Thursday,  Thg8 19, 2021,18:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long today, August 19, chaired an online meeting discussing anti-virus measures, including setting up a pop-up healthcare station model in HCMC, Long An, Dong Nai and Binh Duong.
S.Korean firm to provide Vietnam’s Nano Covax vaccine worldwide
Thursday,  Thg8 19, 2021,18:29 (GMT+7)
HCMC – South Korean pharmaceutical firm HLB has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology JSC, producer of Vietnam's Nano Covax Covid-19 vaccine candidate, to acquire the rights to distribute the vaccine worldwide, except in Vietnam and India, when the vaccine is approved for use.
Bac Giang reports six fresh Covid cases after one month
Thursday,  Thg8 19, 2021,18:26 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The northern province of Bac Giang reported six new locally-infected cases of Covid-19 today, August 19, after over a month seeing no new infections, according to the provincial government.
Over 130,000 tons of rice proposed for 8.6 million people
Thursday,  Thg8 19, 2021,14:38 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has written to the prime minister proposing the Government consider allocating over 130,000 tons of rice to more than 8.6 million people at risk of hunger in 24 provinces and cities.
Vietnam asks EU for help in procuring Covid vaccines
Thursday,  Thg8 19, 2021,14:32 (GMT+7)
HCMC - State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh have written to European Union (EU) leaders asking them for help to access Covid-19 vaccines and to share their vaccines with Vietnam.
Tan Binh exhibition center transformed into Covid-19 treatment hospital
Thursday,  Thg8 19, 2021,12:02 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Center in HCMC has been transformed into a field hospital for Covid-19 treatment and was put into operation on August 18.
Vietnam reports 8,800 new Covid cases, 298 fatalities
Wednesday,  Thg8 18, 2021,20:17 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Ministry of Health this evening, August 18 confirmed 8,800 fresh Covid-19 cases, including 12 imported cases and 8,788 domestic ones in 42 provinces and cities, down 807 cases against yesterday, and 298 Covid-19 deaths.
Can Tho begins Covid-19 vaccination for 1,000 pregnant women today
Wednesday,  Thg8 18, 2021,18:47 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Can Tho Maternity Hospital in Can Tho City will vaccinate 1,000 women from the 13th week of pregnancy in the city starting today, August 18, until August 23, said the hospital’s representative.
One more million Chinese Covid vaccine doses arrive in HCMC
Wednesday,  Thg8 18, 2021,17:33 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Around 17 tons of China’s Vero Cell Covid-19 vaccine, equivalent to one million doses, arrived at the HCMC-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Beijing this morning, August 18.
Health Ministry allocates 30,000 Remdesivir vials to southern provinces
Wednesday,  Thg8 18, 2021,15:55 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Ministry of Health has allocated 30,000 vials of Remdesivir, a Covid-19 antiviral, to several provinces and cities in the southern region, including Can Tho, HCMC, Tien Giang, Dong Nai, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Long An and Dong Thap, to treat Covid-19 patients.
Vietnam to receive over 3.5 million Covid vaccine doses from Poland
Wednesday,  Thg8 18, 2021,13:56 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Poland has decided to donate 501,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Vietnam and transfer three million doses to the country to achieve herd immunity.
HCMC asked to provide home-based care for newly-detected Covid patients
Wednesday,  Thg8 18, 2021,13:00 (GMT+7)
HCMC – After detecting new Covid-19 cases, the local competent forces in HCMC will locate their houses, provide each of them with a bag of home-based care medicine and a bag of food and necessities sufficient for one week, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long told a meeting with the city’s government.
HCMC asks Government for VND28 trillion to support disadvantaged people
Wednesday,  Thg8 18, 2021,12:56 (GMT+7)
HCMC - HCMC has asked the Government for a relief package worth nearly VND28 trillion (US$1.2 billion) and 142,200 tons of rice to support disadvantaged people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
9,605 new Covid-19 cases, 331 fatalities confirmed
Tuesday,  Thg8 17, 2021,20:20 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health this evening, August 17, reported 9,605 new Covid-19 cases, including 10 imported cases and 9,595 domestic infections in 40 localities, up 951 cases over yesterday, and 331 Covid-19 deaths.
Thua Thien-Hue to set up additional Covid-19 field hospitals
Tuesday,  Thg8 17, 2021,18:50 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Local officials of Thua Thien-Hue Province surveyed Vocational College No. 23 and some other locations to establish more Covid-19 field hospitals, aimed at proactively providing treatment to coronavirus patients if the situation in this central province worsens.
Mekong Delta’s largest ICU center put into operation
Tuesday,  Thg8 17, 2021,13:23 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A 200-bed ICU Recovery Center set up at the Can Tho Central General Hospital in Can Tho City was put into service yesterday, August 16, and admitted the first two severely-ill Covid-19 patients.
New Covid-19 cases in community in HCMC rise
Tuesday,  Thg8 17, 2021,12:11 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The number of Covid-19 cases detected in the community has risen and been higher than the number of cases in areas under lockdown in HCMC over the past few days, said municipal chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong.
HCMC’s Covid-19 tally exceeds 150,000
Monday,  Thg8 16, 2021,20:19 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Ministry of Health confirmed 8,652 new Covid-19 cases this evening, August 16, including 3,341 domestic infections in HCMC, taking the southern city’s Covid-19 tally in the fourth Covid-19 wave beginning in late April to 152,627.
HCMC adjusts Covid-19 treatment system to three levels
Monday,  Thg8 16, 2021,19:40 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HCMC has adjusted its treatment system from five to three levels to mobilize resources for the treatment of critical patients, said Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Health Nguyen Huu Hung.
HCMC set to extend vaccination rollout to people aged 12-18
Monday,  Thg8 16, 2021,19:32 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HCMC is set to extend its Covid-19 vaccination drive to people aged between 12 and 18 in the first half of next month, if there is an adequate vaccine supply for this group, said a local leader.
HCMC could face disruption in Covid-19 vaccination drive
Monday,  Thg8 16, 2021,18:32 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HCMC’s sixth Covid-19 vaccination drive, aimed at administering the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to around 70% of people aged over 18 by the end of this month, could be disrupted due to the short supply of the vaccine, according to a local official.
1,000-bed field hospital put into operation in HCMC
Monday,  Thg8 16, 2021,18:25 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The outlying district of Binh Chanh in HCMC today, August 16, put a field hospital with 1,000 beds into operation to treat Covid-19 patients.
Bac Ninh detects new Covid cluster after 21 days
Monday,  Thg8 16, 2021,17:06 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Bac Ninh Province has reported 12 new domestic Covid-19 infections linked to employees at a Viettel Post store in Luong Tai District, ending its 21-day streak without community transmission.
No expansion of clinical trial of Vietnam’s Nano Covax vaccine candidate
Monday,  Thg8 16, 2021,13:58 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology JSC, the producer of Vietnam’s Nano Covax vaccine, and units in charge of the human trial of the vaccine have announced that the trial cannot be expanded as proposed by some localities and enterprises.
Many localities extend social distancing
Monday,  Thg8 16, 2021,11:35 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Following HCMC, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Tra Vinh, many southern localities have decided to continue practicing social distancing under the prime minister’s Directive 16 as the pandemic remains complicated in these localities.
PM orders free Covid vaccination to all people
Monday,  Thg8 16, 2021,10:43 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has reiterated an order giving free Covid-19 vaccines to all people and assigned the Ministry of Health to take responsibility for vaccine storage and vaccination process.
New daily Covid-19 infections still near 10,000
Sunday,  Thg8 15, 2021,20:25 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Ministry of Health this evening, August 15 confirmed 9,580 fresh Covid-19 cases, down 136 day-on-day, with six imported cases and 9,574 domestic ones in 41 provinces and cities. The daily caseload has stayed near 10,000 for several days now.
HCMC extends social distancing by one month
Sunday,  Thg8 15, 2021,15:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The HCMC government has decided to extend social distancing citywide by one month as the Covid-19 pandemic is showing no sign of easing.
Vietnam reports biggest daily spike of Covid-19 with 9,710 domestic cases
Saturday,  Thg8 14, 2021,20:02 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Ministry of Health confirmed 9,710 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases today, August 14, the country’s biggest number of domestic infections in a single day since the pandemic broke out early last year.
68 Covid-19 cases detected at social protection center in Tien Giang
Saturday,  Thg8 14, 2021,18:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC – As many as 68 Covid-19 cases were recorded at a social protection center in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang this morning, August 14, comprising five employees and 63 people under protection at the center.
More Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine doses arrive in HCMC
Saturday,  Thg8 14, 2021,18:50 (GMT+7)
HCMC – An additional one million doses of China’s Vero Cell Covid-19 vaccine, part of the five million doses that the Ministry of Health allowed the Saigon Pharmaceutical Company (Sapharco) to import, arrived at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC today, August 14.
Health Ministry pilots treatment of Covid-19 patients at home in HCMC
Saturday,  Thg8 14, 2021,16:28 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health has announced to pilot the home-based care for Covid-19 patients in HCMC from August 16, which will provide medications and nutrition, physical and mental care.
Danang residents not allowed to leave home for seven days
Saturday,  Thg8 14, 2021,14:11 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The central city of Danang announced this morning, August 14, that it will ban residents from leaving their homes for seven days, starting from 8 a.m., August 16, amid the rise in Covid-19 cases in the city.
Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Tra Vinh extend social distancing
Saturday,  Thg8 14, 2021,14:08 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ba Ria-Vung Tau government has decided to extend social distancing under the prime minister’s Directive 16 until August 25, except for Con Dao District, which will practice social distancing in line with Directive 15, while Tra Vinh was the first locality in the Mekong Delta to extend social distancing until August 30.
Over 9,000 new cases of Covid-19 reported
Friday,  Thg8 13, 2021,19:39 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health confirmed 9,180 more Covid-19 cases today, August 13, falling 487 cases against the previous day.
Hospitals asked to set aside at least 40% of beds for Covid-19 patients
Friday,  Thg8 13, 2021,19:17 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health today, August 12, wrote to all public and private hospitals, asking them to set aside a minimum of 40% of their beds for Covid-19 patients.
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