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Vietnam COVID-19 Updates (April 23): 12 imported cases in the last 24 hours

Valerie Mai Valerie Mai

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April 23, 2021 | 08:27

Twelve imported cases of COVID-19 were detected in the past 24 hours to 6 am on April 23, according to the Health Ministry.

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12 imported cases in the last 24 hours. (Photo: VNA)

12 imported cases in the last 24 hours

Four imported cases of COVID-19 were detected from 6 am to 6 pm on April 22, according to the Health Ministry. Meanwhile, 8 imported cases found on the morning of April 23, all of whom were immediately quarantined and treated in Nam Dinh and Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam COVID-19 Updates (April 23): 12 imported cases in the last 24 hours
Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long held an online talk with his Cambodian counterpart Mam Buncheng on April 22 (Photo: VNA)

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Vietnam is willing to send medical experts and doctors to support Cambodia in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long told his Cambodian counterpart Mam Buncheng at an online meeting on April 22. The two sides shared their experience at the meeting and discussed how to effectively coordinate together in containing the spread of COVID-19.

The Vietnamese Prime Minister has decided to present Cambodia with 800 breathing machines, 2 million medical face masks, and 300,000 N95 face masks, as well as other medical equipment given the complex developments of the pandemic in Cambodia, Long said. This is one of the largest support packages Vietnam has given to another country to help it prevent and control the pandemic, he noted, saying that if the Cambodian side agrees, the Ministry of Health will transport the equipment from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Cambodia as soon as possible.

The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on April 21 expressed its appreciation of the Vietnamese Government providing 300,000 USD in humanitarian aid for its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The provision of the aid demonstrates the continuous development of the two countries’ traditional friendship, solidarity, and neighborliness, the ministry said in a press release.

Vietnam COVID-19 Updates (April 23): 12 imported cases in the last 24 hours
Second group of Vietnam’s Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 departs for South Sudan. (Photo: VNA)

Second group of Vietnam’s Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 departs for South Sudan

The second and last group of staff of Vietnam’s Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 departed for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan from Ho Chi Minh City on April 21. A ceremony was held at HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport to see off the staff before they boarded the Royal Australian Air Force’s Boeing C-17 Globemaster III to fly to the war-ravaged South Sudan.

The first batch departed for the African country from HCM City, also on the Boeing C-17 aircraft provided by Australia, last month. They completed mandatory quarantine and are in the UN base in Bentiu since April 17 to replace the Level-2 Field Hospital No. 2.

The level-2 field hospital No. 3 was established in March 2020 with 70 officers and soldiers, including 64 officials and six reserve members, who were all vaccinated against COVID-19. Before departure, they undertook several technical training courses.

The national count increased to 2,824, with 1,578 domestic infections. The number of recovered patients reached 2,490, while the death toll remained at 35. Among active patients, 40 have tested negative for the novel coronavirus from once to three times.

A total of 39,191 people who had close contact with or arrived from pandemic areas are being quarantined nationwide.

A vaccination record was set up as 20,200 people were injected with the anti-COVID-19 vaccine on April 22, bringing the total vaccine recipients to over 128.000.

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The quarantine process has been performed by medical staff and antiseptic units in accordance with current regulations.

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imported cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Vietnam, raising the infection count to 2,781, the Ministry of Health said.

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Vietnam recorded 21 new cases of COVID-19, all imported, in 12 hours from 6 am to 6 pm April 15, according to the Health Ministry.

Valerie Mai