Additional 88 domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases reported Vietnam logged 97 new COVID-19 cases, including 88 domestic and nine imported, in the past six hours to 6pm on June 22, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said. Most of the new cases were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, with 63 infections, and the remainders were discovered in Bac Giang (12), Bac Ninh (6), Hung Yen (2), Nghe An (1) and Hanoi (1). By 6pm on June 22, the country had recorded a total of 12,010 domestically-transmitted infections and 1,717 imported cases. The number of locally-transmitted cases since the fourth COVID-19 wave hit Vietnam on April 27 amounted to 10,875, including 2,772 recoveries. According to the MoH’s Medical Service Administration, 5,546 patients have given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to date, while the death toll related to the disease was 69. Among active patients undergoing treatment, 377 have tested negative to the virus once, 132 twice and 141 thrice./. 12-hour … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 22
Many people living in Ho Chi Minh City have shown support for the metropolis’ largest-ever COVID-19 immunization drive by showing up at vaccination venues to get inoculated against the respiratory disease. The drive kicked off on June 19 and is carried out at 650 injection locations every day until June 27, using 836,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine developed by British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. In addition to priority subjects designated by the government, this vaccination campaign benefits others including essential service providers, teachers, health workers, people working at administrative agencies, people over 65 years old, and workers at industrial parks and export processing zones. Aside from some vaccine-hesitant people, many others were eager to line up and get injected against COVID-19, doing their part in slowing and hopefully ending the pandemic. One of the first arrivals at the vaccination site at Hoang Hoa Tham High School in … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City citizens eagerly participate in its largest-ever COVID-19 inoculation campaign
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City began applying stricter social distancing measures from Sunday due to the increasingly serious COVID-19 pandemic. During the current outbreak, which began on April 27, Ho Chi Minh City has so far recorded 2,013 local infections, the second highest in Vietnam. The metropolis entered a period of social distancing on May 31 before local authorities decided to implement stricter measures from June 19 due to a sharp spike in coronavirus cases. In accordance with the latest directive from the municipal People’s Committee, non-essential businesses and unofficial markets are shut down. Taxis, app-based car services, inner-city buses, and inter-provincial coaches are suspended, except for vehicles designated by the local transport authority to carry patients to hospitals in emergency cases. Gatherings of more than three people in public places and in front of schools, offices, and hospitals are banned, while people must keep a minimum distance of 1.5 … [Read more...] about What are social distancing measures in Ho Chi Minh City?
As a month-long ban on non-essential businesses was eased on Tuesday morning, Hanoi dwellers were seen going out in droves to resume their normal routines at local eateries and barbershops. On May 25, all barbershops, dine-in eateries, and beverage outlets in Hanoi were forced to close and completely switch to takeaway services, pursuant to an order by the municipal authority to curb the fourth wave of coronavirus in the capital city. On Tuesday, they were allowed to reopen their sit-in operations, provided that they put no more than 50 percent of their full seating capacity to service or receive no more than 20 customers at a time, close before 9:00 pm, place barriers between seats, and ensure safe distancing, among other preventive measures. As witnessed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper correspondents on Tuesday morning, Hanoi dwellers showed up early at their favorite food stalls and coffee shops to try their first sit-down dining experience in almost a month. Queues also … [Read more...] about Hanoi residents flock to barbershops, eateries as coronavirus ban on indoor services eased
Under the scorching sun of Hanoi, a group of young artists meticulously wield their brushes to paint colorful art murals to help combat COVID-19. Nguyen Manh Quang, the group’s representative, said the project 'Fighting the Pandemic like Fighting Your Enemies' was aimed at honoring frontliners and calling for social awareness in protecting public health. “We first painted a 15-square-meter mural in Hoan Kiem District’s Phuc Tan Commune," Quang said. "We later received support to make big murals, ranging from 20 square meters to 105 square meters, in Dong Da, Ha Dong, and Tay Ho Districts.” The next destination is Cau Giay District. The group sets a goal to cover walls of 10 to 20 square meters in the Vietnamese capital with art on the theme of COVID-19 fighting and prevention. Quang said the project was funded by artists and some donors. He expressed the expectation that district authorities and Hanoians could give helping hands to spread the idea, especially finding big, … [Read more...] about Artworks play role in fighting COVID-19 in Vietnam