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First Vietnamese high-achieving athletes receive Covid-19 vaccine

March 31, 2021 | 08:01

The first 20 Vietnamese high-achieving athletes in three sports of wrestling, taekwondo, and judo were inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine at Hanoi-based 108 Military Central Hospital on March 30.

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The first 20 Vietnamese high-achieving athletes in three sports of wrestling, taekwondo, and judo were inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine at Hanoi-based 108 Military Central Hospital on March 30. Photo courtesy of the Vietnam Sports Administration

Every day, there are 20 athletes to be injected with the vaccine according to the approved list, said the Vietnam Sports Administration.

Athletes of taekwondo, judo, fencing, wrestling, boxing, gymnastics, athletics, weightlifting and swimming participating in the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers will be the first vaccine recipients in the sports field. This is the Government's priority for athletes implementing international missions, Baotintuc reported.

Specifically, in the first vaccination phase, there will be about 180 athletes and coaches to be administered. They are people who will take part in the Olympic qualifiers and are making efforts to fulfill the goals of gaining 20 tickets to the Olympic 2020 for Vietnam.

In the next phase, players of the Vietnamese National Football Team participating in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and clubs of Hanoi, Viettel and Saigon participating at the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup will be vaccinated. The estimated number of recipients in this phase is 192.

Earlier, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism - Chairman of the Vietnam Olympic Committee Nguyen Ngoc Thien sent an official letter to the Prime Minister and the National Steering Committee for the Covid-19 Prevention and Control requesting to give Covid-19 vaccine to athletes.

Vietnamese athletes will take part in the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers from now until June 30 in many countries in the world. In the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic, getting vaccinated not only helps athletes eligible to enter into the host countries but also makes them feel more secure.

Some other pictures of athletes receiving the vaccine:

First Vietnamese high-achieving athletes receive Covid-19 vaccine
Photo courtesy of the Vietnam Sports Administration.
First Vietnamese high-achieving athletes receive Covid-19 vaccine
Photo courtesy of the Vietnam Sports Administration.
First Vietnamese high-achieving athletes receive Covid-19 vaccine
Photo courtesy of the Vietnam Sports Administration.
First Vietnamese high-achieving athletes receive Covid-19 vaccine
Photo courtesy of the Vietnam Sports Administration.

Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 infections in the past 12 hours to 6am of March 30, keeping the national count at 2,594 of which 1,603 cases were domestic infections, according to the Ministry of Health.

A total of 2,308 COVID-19 patients in Vietnam have been given the all clear by now, and the death toll remains at 35.

Among those still under treatment, 30 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 38 twice and 57 thrice.

A total of 46,454 people are being quarantined nationwide, with 506 at hospitals, 19,379 at concentrated facilities and 26,569 at their accommodations.

According to the National Expanded Immunisation Programme, an additional 1,276 people received COVID-19 vaccine shots on March 29, bringing the total number of vaccinated people to 46,416.

To live safely with the pandemic, the Ministry of Health advised people to continue preventive measures, including the “5K message” (in Vietnamese) - Khau trang (facemask) - (Khu khuan) disinfection - (Khoang cach) distance - (Khong tu tap) no gathering – (Khai bao y te) health declaration.

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