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- 10 hours ago
Vietnam begins COVID-19 vaccination
Frontline workers in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hai Duong received COVID-19 vaccination today, March 8.
Earlier today, Vietnam Vaccine Joint Stock Company delivered the vaccines to the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases where 900 medical workers are to be inoculated.
At the same time in Hanoi, specialized vehicles transported the vaccines to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
- 6:06 PM - Mar 7, 2021
Three new COVID-19 cases
Vietnam confirmed one local infection in Hai Duong and two imported cases in Bac Ninh, national tally now at 2,511.
COVID-19 vaccinations will start on Monday, March 8.
- 12:05 PM - Mar 7, 2021
Passengers onboard flight VN 1188 from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Cat Bi Airport on March 6 should immediately contact the nearest medical station for advice and support.
Hai Phong Department of Health issued an announcement after a passenger tested positive for COVID-19.
- 6:02 PM - Mar 5, 2021
Vietnam to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on March 8
Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long confirmed vaccinations using the recently-imported AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are expected to start on Monday, March 8.
On the same day, Hanoi will re-open relic sites and religious establishments.
- 6:32 PM - Mar 4, 2021
Six new COVID-19 cases
Vietnam confirmed six new community infection cases in Hai Duong, raising the national patient tally to 2,488.
- 11:54 AM - Mar 3, 2021
PM calls for COVID-19 vaccines be injected this week
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered the MoH to start the COVID-19 vaccination campaign to prevent another outbreak, prioritizing the poor, disadvantaged families and frontline health workers.
He further reiterated that the budget for vaccination will be ensured so every Vietnamese can be vaccinated.
Vietnam targets to have at least 70% of its nearly 100 million population inoculated.
- 10:13 AM - Mar 3, 2021
Hai Duong ends province-wide social distancing today
The northern province of Hai Duong, the largest hotspot in the latest COVID-19 outbreak, lifted the social distancing measures and eased the lockdown today, March 3.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Pham Xuan Thang said that starting March 3, Hai Duong will carry out 10 groups of anti-COVID-19 solutions and five groups of socio-economic development solutions.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised Hai Duong provincial government’s efforts in containing the coronavirus outbreak, describing it as another success of the country’s fight against COVID-19.
- 10:41 AM - Mar 2, 2021
Mekong Delta steps up COVID-19 preventive measures
After Đồng Tháp province reported two new cases recently, all the other provinces in the Mekong Delta are now reinforcing preventive measures against COVID-19, particularly along land borders and coastal entry points.
On February 28, a 37-year-old man in Hậu Giang Province who worked aboard a barge bringing cargo from Cambodia’s Phnom Penh tested positive and was quarantined immediately.
On February 26, he arrived along with another man at the Thường Phước International Seaport in Đồng Tháp’s Hồng Ngự District.
Authorities have identified three people who came into close contact with the patient.
Phạm Thiện Nghĩa, People’s Committee chairman in the province, has instructed relevant agencies to tighten control over border and coastal entry points.
- 9:18 AM - Mar 2, 2021
11 new COVID-19 cases in hotspot Hai Duong
Vietnam confirmed 11 new local cases in the northern province of Hai Duong, one of the country’s hotspots since the outbreak in January.
National patient tally now at 2,472.
All of the new patients have been isolated prior to testing positive in line with the contact tracing protocol.
- 7:39 PM - Mar 1, 2021
13 new COVID-19 cases, Hanoi to reopen schools tomorrow
Vietnam confirmed eight new local cases in Hai Duong and five imported cases in Kien Giang. All 13 new cases have been quarantined prior to testing positive for the virus.
As of today, the national patient tally is at 2,461.
Additionally, Hanoi authorities decided to reopen schools on March 2 after the city has gone 13 days without new community infection cases.