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COVID-19 Updates in Vietnam (October 6): 93% of COVID-19 patients healed

08:55 | 06/10/2020

On the morning of October 6, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said that Vietnam did not record any more cases of COVID-19.

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covid 19 updates in vietnam october 6 93 of covid 19 patients healed
34 continuous days of no new community cases, 93% of patients cured. (Photo: Suc Khoe & Doi Song)

34 continuous days of no new community cases, 93% of patients cured

According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Vietnam is entering day 34 without recording any COVID-19 cases in the community, though in the last 12 hours, the country confirmed 1 fresh imported infection. This new patient returned from France and already quarantined for COVID-19 control in Soc Son, Hanoi since September 19.

The country has cured 1022 out of 1097 COVID-19 patients, accounting for 93%. Currently, as many as 14.373 people are in quarantine and health monitoring, including 268 in hospitals, 11.614 in other concentrated facilities, and 2.491 at home. Death toll stays at 35, mostly including elderly people with severe medical backgrounds, Suc Khoe & Doi Song cited.

covid 19 updates in vietnam october 6 93 of covid 19 patients healed
Vietnamese aviation on course for recovery at highest rate compared to other ASEAN countries. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnamese aviation on course for recovery at highest rate compared to other ASEAN countries

Vietnam’s aviation sector has served an increasing number of passengers following the resumption of domestic flights and certain international air routes disrupted by COVID-19, according to Vietnam Plus.

Economists have said the resumption of flights from Vietnam to Japan and the RoK and then Guangzhou, Taiwan (China), Laos, and Cambodia is expected to help improve the carriers’ revenue post-COVID-19.

Passenger traffic for Vietnamese carriers should rebound faster than in other Southeast Asian markets thanks to the low COVID-19 incidence in the country, a report from Fitch Ratings said. The report estimates that the average revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) of Vietnamese airlines this year will reach 55 percent of last year’s figure, comparing to the 35 percent estimated for most airlines in other ASEAN countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia.

covid 19 updates in vietnam october 6 93 of covid 19 patients healed
82 institutes are licensed to perform the COVID-19 confirmation test. (Photo: MOH)

82 institutes are licensed to perform the COVID-19 confirmation test

According to the Ministry of Health, there are 82 units that are allowed to perform the COVID-19 confirmation test nationwide, including hospitals, disease control centers, and private medical units.

According to the update from the Ministry of Health, from July 23 to October 4, the country has performed 732,813 tests out of a total of 1,234,274 RT-PCR tests since the beginning of the pandemic. In the context that Vietnam reopened international routes, the Ministry of Health requested to speed up testing, supervision, and timely isolation of imported people, absolutely preventing infections from occurring within isolation facilities and from the isolation facilities to the community.

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