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COVID-19 Updates (Nov. 29): Government presented face masks to Vietnamese in Laos

November 29, 2020 | 08:53

75,000 medical masks as a gift from the Government of Vietnam were presented to Vietnamese people in Laos on November 28.

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2 imported cases in the last 24 hours. (Photo: Communist Party Newspaper)

2 imported cases in the last 24 hours

Two Vietnamese returning from aboard were confirmed as the latest coronavirus patients in the country, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Both have been quarantined upon their arrival and are undergoing treatment at the Khanh Hoa Hospital for Tropical Diseases. So far, the country has recorded 1,341 cases of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 9 patients were declared to have recovered from the disease, raising the total recoveries to 1,179. Among those under treatment, 6 have tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 7 others twice, and 12 thrice. No patients are in critical condition, death toll stays at 35.

There are 15,994 people having close contact with COVID-19 patients or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine now, including 184 in hospitals, 14,935 in other quarantine sites, and 875 at home or accommodation facilities.

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Vietnamese people repatriated from abroad arrive at a quarantine site in Hung Yen province (Photo: VNA)

370 citizens brought home from Macau

As many as 368 Vietnamese citizens in Macau (China) were flown home safely aboard a Vietnam Airlines flight on November 28. The passengers included children under 2, pregnant women, the ill, and workers with expired contracts.

In-flight safety and preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic were rigorously enforced to protect the passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the disease. Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, all the passengers and crew members received medical check-ups and were sent to quarantine in line with regulations.

The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances abroad will continue to be conducted in line with their wishes, the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, and quarantine capacity in Vietnam.

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Trinh Thi Tam (L) from the Vietnamese Embassy symbolically hands over face masks to Vice Chairman of the General Association of Vietnamese People in Laos Pham Van Hung on November 28. (Photo: VNA)

Government presented face masks to Vietnamese in Laos

As many as 75,000 medical masks as a gift from the Government of Vietnam were presented to Vietnamese people in Laos on November 28 with a view to assisting them in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that remains complicated around the world.

At the handover ceremony in Vientiane, Trinh Thi Tam from the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos said despite COVID-19 spreading around the globe, thanks to its Government and people’s resolve, Vietnam has been assessed as one of the countries containing this outbreak well.

Appreciating the support from the Party, State, Government, and people in the homeland, Vice Chairman of the General Association of Vietnamese People in Laos Pham Van Hung said the masks will be distributed to all Vietnamese in the country.

They will work harder to become more united and stand side by side with compatriots in the homeland in the COVID-19 combat while intensifying the Vietnam-Laos friendship and solidarity, he affirmed.

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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asks for doubling efforts to attract more visitors. (Photo: SGGP)

The National Conference on Tourism focusing on recovering the tourism industry amid COVID-19

The National Conference on Tourism 2020 themed "Linking, Action and Development" took place in the central province of Quang Nam on November 28, focusing on solutions to recover the tourism industry amid difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the conference, representatives from travel firms proposed strategic measures to raise the competitiveness of the tourism industry during and after the pandemic, as well as policies to accelerate the restructuring of the sector post-COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked for doubling efforts to attract more visitors. He stressed the need to digitize all cultural heritage and antiquities in museums, thereby providing new experiences to tourists via digital platforms before they decide to make a field visit.

Within the framework of the event, a signing ceremony for cooperation agreements to boost tourism development between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and five localities in the central key economic region was held.

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Vietnam confirmed one new imported COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 1,305.

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