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COVID-19 Updates (November 27): 10 imported cases, 13 patients cured

November 27, 2020 | 09:02

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were detected among those who returned from other countries and are being quarantined in Ho Chi Minh City, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

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Ten new cases of COVID-19 were detected. (Photo: VNA)

10 imported cases, 13 patients cured

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were detected among those who returned from other countries and are being quarantined in Ho Chi Minh City, on November 26, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The new imported cases brought the national count to 1,331. All the newly-detected patients are Vietnamese citizens. Eight of them returned from Russia on flight VN5062 which landed in Cam Ranh airport (Khanh Hoa province) on November 11. The other two patients returned from France on flight VN5010 which landed in Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh City) also on November 11.

The same day, 13 COVID-19 patients were given the all-clear, raising the total number of recovered patients to 1,166. The number of fatalities remains at 35. Among patients still under treatment, eight have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 13 twice and 13 thrice. Meanwhile, 16,210 people are under health monitoring, with 202 at hospitals, 15,051 at concentrated quarantine facilities, and 957 at home or their accommodations.

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Vietnamese citizens brought home from Singapore. (Photo: Vietnam Plus)

240 Vietnamese citizens brought home from Singapore

A flight arranged by Vietnamese and Singaporean agencies and operated by Vietjet brought 240 Vietnamese citizens in Singapore back to Vietnam safely on November 25. The passengers included the elderly, persons with underlying health problems, and those in other special disadvantaged circumstances.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore sent staff members to the airport to assist the citizens with boarding procedures.

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 the Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh City, all passengers and crew members received medical check-ups and were sent to quarantine in line with regulations.

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The Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) held a seminar titled 'Vietnam's digital economic development post-COVID-19. (Photo mpi.gov.vn)

Experts discuss Vietnam's digital economic development post-COVID-19

The Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) held a seminar titled 'Vietnam's digital economic development post-COVID-19: Some requirements and roadmaps for institutional reform' in Hanoi on November 25. According to CIEM director Nguyen Thi Hong Minh, Vietnam is constantly looking for new driving forces for growth and the country has leveraged opportunities from digital and e-commerce for economic growth.

At the event, the CIEM’s Department General Economic Issues and Integration Studies released a report aimed at assessing policy priorities, implementation, and the realities of digital economic development in Vietnam. At the same time, the report identified conditions and requirements for institutional reform for the inclusive development of the digital economy and proposed a roadmap for digital economic development in Vietnam.

The CIEM director proposed solutions for the development of the digital economy, including ensuring a safe network security environment, completing competition policies, amending tax laws to regulate digital-based activities, enhancing the effectiveness of intellectual property protection, and regulating regulations related to the labour market and social security in the digital context and infrastructure.

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