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  • 11 hours ago

    HCMC vaccinates high-risk residents

    Hundreds of community members in Ho Chi Minh City’s Go Vap and Binh Thanh districts have been inoculated against COVID-19.

    Go Vap District residents gather at Hanh Thong Tay Kindergarten in Ward 11, a COVID-19 vaccination station operated by HCMC health authorities.

    Almost 100 such stations have gone up across the city in the nation's biggest vaccination campaign ever, with 836,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine administered in five to seven days starting last Saturday. These are part of the 966,320 doses provided by Japan last Wednesday.

    Go Vap is currently hardest hit by Covid-19, with four stations opened across the locality.

  • 14 hours ago

    Hanoi reopens barber shops, indoor dining

    Starting today, Hanoi authorities have allowed indoor dining, drinking venues, and barbershops to reopen after almost a month of closure. 

    However, business establishments will have to abide by several restrictions such as 50% capacity and no more than 20 customers at a venue at a time.

    As of today, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 13,483 cases and 69 deaths linked to COVID-19. The latest community transmission cases have been reported from Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Giang, Nghe An, and Gia Lai.

  • 1:30 PM - Jun 21, 2021

    Vietnam's 4th coronavirus wave tally tops 10,000

    Almost two months into its fourth wave, Vietnam has recorded infections in 42 of its 63 cities and provinces. As of this writing, the number of confirmed cases in the ongoing wave is 10,078.

    Bac Giang is leading the case count with 5,427 infections, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 1,714 and Bac Ninh with 1,532. 

    On Sunday HCMC overtook Bac Ninh to become the locality with the second-highest number of local infections in the country’s latest coronavirus wave.

    Overall, Vietnam has recorded more than 13,300 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic first hit in early last year.

  • 12:45 PM - Jun 21, 2021

    67th COVID-19 death, 90 new cases

    Vietnam confirmed that a 75-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City has died of COVID-19 complications, taking the death toll to 67. 

    As of 12 noon today, a total of 90 new cases were reported, including two imported and 88 local cases in Ho Chi Minh City (63), Bac Giang (16), Nghe An (4), Bac Ninh (3), Ha Tinh (2).

  • 3:06 PM - Jun 20, 2021

    HCMC suspends transport vehicles and app-based cars, Da Nang shuts dine-in eateries

    Ho Chi Minh City authorities imposed stricter Directive 10 measures from June 20 to deal with the latest COVID-19 outbreak. These include the suspension of passenger taxis, ride-hailing taxis as well as public and interprovincial buses. The gathering of three or more people outside of workplaces and hospitals has been banned and people are required to only go out when necessary.

    Da Nang authorities shut public beaches as well as dine-in eateries from June 20 after discovering 23 local infections after a month. Pick-up and delivery services are still allowed to operate.

  • 1:10 PM - Jun 17, 2021

    Vietnam’s patient tally crosses the 12,000 mark

    With the 220 new cases confirmed on Thursday noon, the country’s national patient tally reached 12,014.

    The latest patients include eight Vietnamese returnees from a neighboring country (one), Malaysia (one), Japan (two), and India (four).

    All the others are local infections in Bac Giang (178), Ho Chi Minh City (30), Tien Giang (2), Ha Tinh (1), and Nghe An (1), of whom 208 were detected in quarantine or lockdown areas.

  • 9:30 AM - Jun 17, 2021

    Japan gifts Vietnam with almost 1M vaccine doses

    A Japanese donation of 966,320 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday night and will be transported to hotspot Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday. The vaccines are meant for HCMC to immunize priority groups.

    Receiving the consignment at Noi Bai Airport, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said Vietnam is the first Southeast Asian nation to receive vaccine support from Japan.

    With the new arrivals, the country has around four million doses of vaccines now.

  • 6:10 PM - Jun 14, 2021

    Two new fatalities, 80 new cases

    Vietnam confirmed two new COVID-related deaths, an 87-year-old woman from Bac Ninh province and a 60-year-old woman from Hanoi. Both had serious underlying conditions. 

    As of today, Vietnam has recorded a total of 61 deaths related to COVID-19. Additionally, 80 new cases were reported this evening, five imported and 75 local cases in Ho Chi Minh City (26), Bac Giang (29), Bac Ninh (8), Ha Tinh (11), Nghe An (1). 

  • 10:08 AM - Jun 14, 2021

    HCMC, Vietnam's third largest hotspot, to extend social distancing

    Ho Chi Minh City’s health department on Monday morning proposed to extend the city-wide social distancing (initially imposed on May 31) for another two weeks, as the southern city is still recording new clusters of COVID-19 cases in the community, some without known infection sources.

    HCMC is currently the country's third-largest hotspot in the current fourth wave, with 819 confirmed cases as of this morning, following Bắc Giang and Bắc Ninh.

  • 1:50 PM - Jun 13, 2021

    59th COVID-related death, 98 new cases

    Vietnam confirmed the death of a 76-year old man was associated with coronavirus. The elderly man, who was being treated for polyarthritis, is the 59th fatality in the country. 

    As of one hour ago, three imported cases were reported along with 95 new local cases in Bac Giang (64), Ho Chi Minh City (26), Bac Ninh (4), Hanoi (1).