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HÀ NỘI — There were 194 new COVID-19 cases detected in Việt Nam from Saturday evening to noon on Sunday, bringing the total number of positive patients to 10,435.
Four of the cases announced at noon on Sunday were imported and the rest local transmissions.
As many as 3,827 patients have been given the all-clear so far, while the death toll rose to 59.
A 76- year-old man living in Thuận Thành District, Bắc Ninh Province, was reported to have died of COVID-related complications. The patient died early morning on Sunday at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases. He is the 59th person to die with COVID-19 in Việt Nam.
On May 8, the man was transferred to Thuận Thành District’s health centre suffering from pneumonia. He was moved into isolation at Gia Bình field hospital.
On May 21, he was transferred to Bắc Ninh Provincial General Hospital and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on May 23. The patient was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on June 3 with a diagnosis of septic shock, multi-organ failure, severe ARDS pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2, polyarthritis, and gastrointestinal bleeding due to duodenal ulcer.
Twenty provinces affected by the pandemic have now gone 14 days without any new infections. — VNS
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has donated 30 billion VND (1.3 million USD) to the COVID-19 vaccine fund in a bid to join hands with the nation to fight the pandemic as well as ensure social welfare and people’s wellbeing.
Following the directions of the Politburo and the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam on the policy of purchase of vaccines against COVID-19 for the people using the state budget and other legal financial sources, the Government issued a resolution on COVID-19 vaccine purchase and use. Per the resolution, 150 million doses of vaccines will be bought for the injection of about 75 million people. It is estimated to cost some 25.2 trillion VND (1.08 billion USD). Of the total, about 16 trillion VND is expected to come from the central budget, while the remaining 9.2 trillion VND will be sourced from the local budgets and contributions by businesses and organisations.
In order to meet the urgent requirements of pandemic prevention and control, and speed up access to buying and importing vaccines for large-scale vaccination, the Ministry of Finance has asked for Government permission to set up a COVID-19 vaccine fund. The fund aims to receive funding from domestic and foreign organisations and individuals, as well as other legal capital sources for the purchase of vaccines against COVID-19.
To join hands with such efforts and implement its corporate responsibility , PetroVietnam has decided to donate 30 billion VND (1.3 million USD) to the COVID-19 vaccine fund. Of the sum, 5 billion VND was from the mother company PetroVietnam, 10 billion VND from the PetroVietnam Gas Corporation (PV GAS), and 5 billion VND from each of the Vietsovpetro joint venture, Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company (BSR), and PetroVietnam Power Corporation (PV Power).
In addition to the above-said units, PetroVietnam will continue to call on its other members to support the vaccine fund.
On the occasion, the group also earmarked 2 billion VND which was raised from its staff to assist the northern provinces of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh, which are the nation’s current hotspots of COVID-19 outbreaks, in the fight against the pandemic.
Its member units and trade union also donated hundreds of millions of VND and items to support front-line medical staff and localities in the effort.
Earlier, to protect the health of 56,000 oil and gas workers amid the complicated developments of the pandemic, PetroVietnam’s trade union offered its members 2.8 billion VND to buy medical supplies and necessities for COVID-19 prevention and control.
So far, staff of the oil and gas sector donated over 70 billion VND to the fight against the pandemic.
The number of domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases in Vietnam has risen to 4,621 cases, with 24 patients confirmed in the past 12 hours to 6am on May 27, according to the Ministry of Health. Of the new cases, 23 were recorded in Bac Giang province, and one in Lang Son.
As many as 3,051 domestic cases have been logged since the nation was hit by the fourth COVID-19 wave on April 27. Another case was added to the imported infection tally on May 27 morning, raising the imported count of the outbreak to 1,490.
Report from the ministry’s Medical Examination Administration showed that the country has seen 2,853 recoveries and 45 deaths related to the disease.
Since the pandemic has become more complicated, people nationwide are advised to strictly follow the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering), and khai bao y te (health declaration)./.
73 out of 91 local infections were detected in isolation or lockdown areas.
Most cases in the northern provinces of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh are associated with outbreaks in quarantined areas and industrial parks, while those in other localities are F1 contacts of previously confirmed patients.
Among 30 cases in Ho Chi Minh City, 29 are identified as F1 cases, and one is under epidemiological investigation.
One day earlier, Vietnam recorded a total of 293 domestic COVID-19 cases, including 95 in Ho Chi Minh City, with the majority of fresh cases detected in HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
The number of recoveries rose to 3,998 after a further 171 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the virus on June 13, while the number of fatalities now stands at 59.
So far, more than 1,498,320 million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, mainly frontline workers in the COVID-19 fight, including healthcare workers at local hospitals. Of these, more than 55,260 have received the prescribed two doses.
An additional 43,222 people were inoculated against COVID-19 on June 13 alone in 19 provinces and cities throughout the nation.
The country has recorded a total of 7,423 local cases in 39 cities and provinces in the latest COVID-19 wave beginning from April 27.
It is worth noting that 22 localities have gone at least 14 days without any new COVID-19 case.
The cases comprised 45 in Bac Giang, two in Bac Ninh, four in Hanoi, four in Lang Son, and two in Ha Nam.
The new infections brought the national tally to 5,461, including 3,975 domestically-transmitted cases. The number of new patients posted since on April 27 when the latest wave of outbreaks hit the country amounted to 2,405.
Vietnam’s total number of recoveries from the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 reached 2,794. The death toll stood at 44.
Among active patients, 70 tested negative to coronavirus once, 41 twice, and 69 thrice.
The entire nation saw 165,935 people under quarantine and health monitoring across hospitals, residencies and other facilities.
Since April 29, 890,454 COVID-19 tests have been conducted./.
The move followed the infections related to a Japanese man who tested positive for Covid-19 after he had died at a local hotel.
The city has also closed all local historical relics from 0:00 on February 16, said Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee and head of the municipal Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control Chu Xuan Dung.
The 54-year-old Japanese patient, an expert of Mitsui Vietnam Co., Ltd, entered Vietnam on January 17 via Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. After two tests which showed negative results, on February 1, he flew to Hanoi and stayed at the Somerset Westpoint Hotel.
Around 7pm on February 13, he was found dead in his hotel room. His sample tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on February 14. The cause of his death is under investigation.
Two people who had come into close contact with him have also tested positive for the virus. One is a Japanese 43-year-old man and the other is a woman in Hanoi.
Dung cited the Hanoi Centre for Disease Control as saying that the city is facing the high risk of Covid-19 infection related to the 54-year-old Japanese patient.
Concerned agencies in Hanoi are working urgently and drastically to screen F1 and F2 cases of him, he said.
Nguyen Khac Hien, director of the Hanoi Department of Health, said many people still do not wear a face mask in public places. Meanwhile, people gather in crowds. He urged for stricter punishment for those violating guidance.