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COVID-19 Updates (September 14): Vietnam to increase flights for investors and experts

September 14, 2020 | 10:07

Vietnam reaches 12nd day with no community COVID-19 infection, the government is planning to open more flights to welcome investors, experts, and highly-educated workers.

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12 days of no fresh community cases recorded. (Photo: Bao Gia Dinh)

12 days of no fresh community cases recorded

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention 6 am news on September 14 reported that there were no new cases. Today is the 12th consecutive day that Vietnam has not reported cases of COVID-19 in the community. There are currently more than 36,000 people quarantined. Among patients under treatment, there are 54 cases have 1-3 times tested negative with the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Ministry of Health, in Vietnam, the risk of an outbreak is still present. Therefore, it is necessary to have appropriate solutions for "safe coexistence" with the disease, especially in the current period, when there is no specific treatment and no vaccine widely used.

2 Quang Nam nuns re-infected after discharged from hospitals

On the morning of September 14, Mr. Nguyen Van Hai, Director of Quang Nam Department of Health informed about the case of 2 patients re-positive for SARS-CoV-2 after finishing treatment and isolation.

Two patients, both nuns at Bao Thang pagoda, Quang Nam province, were cured of COVID-19 in August and isolated at their own residence. However, a test result on September 13 showed that both patients were re-positive for SARS-CoV-2.

Currently, these 2 patients are admitted to Quang Nam Central General Hospital to continue isolating and follow up according to regulations and treatment procedures.

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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at September 12 meeting. (Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Nearly 350 Vietnamese citizens brought home safely from Australia

Nearly 350 Vietnamese citizens were safely flown home from Australia on a flight on September 12, which was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, and Australian authorities.

The passengers included children aged under 18, the elderly, pregnant women, workers whose visas or labor contracts expired, students with no residences due to dormitory closures, and those in difficult circumstances

Vietnam Airlines has strictly implemented in-flight security and disease preventive measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Upon landing at Van Don international airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, all the flight crew and passengers were given heath checkups and put into compulsory quarantine in accordance with regulations.

Vietnam plans to increase flights for investors and experts

The Government Office has just released Notice No. 326 / TB-VPCP on the conclusion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Standing meeting of the Government on COVID-19 in the morning of September 11.

To prepare for the reopening of international commercial routes, the Prime Minister asked to have guidance and entry test solutions. International visitors on entry must comply with Vietnam regulations on epidemic prevention. When a case detected, it must be quickly traced, isolated, thoroughly stamped out.

The flight schedules and priority passenger groups will be considered and decided by Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. In order to have appropriate plans to loosen restrictions and manage entry passengers, competent agencies shall plan to conduct testing and medical isolation to ensure safety for each flight.

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Valerie Mai