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Vietnam COVID-19 Updates (April 5): Nearly 2 weeks passed with no new community cases

Valerie Mai Valerie Mai

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April 05, 2021 | 08:40

Vietnam has gone through 12 continuous days with no new community cases to report, said the Ministry of Health.

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Nearly 2 weeks passed with no new community cases

Vietnam had two new COVID-19 cases to report in the 12 hours from 6 am to 6 pm on April 4. Both of the new cases are Vietnamese who have been quarantined in Tay Ninh province right after their arrival in the country.

The Ministry of Health said that in the past 12 hours to 6 am April 5, Vietnam did not record any new cases. This is the 12th day in a row that there is no community case found in the country.

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“Vaccine passport” hoped to support the resumption of international fights

As COVID-19 cases have been on the decline around the world and vaccination programs have been rolled out in many countries, agencies and businesses at home and abroad are hopeful that the introduction of “vaccine passports” will allow the resumption of international flights. These passports are expected to become used globally and boost countries’ confidence in easing movement restrictions, reviving their aviation sector, and bolstering trade and economic development while ensuring safety amid the pandemic.

Vice-Chairman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA) Bui Doan Ne said the Government needs to promote quarantine tourism at lodging establishments and develop on-the-spot experiential tourism products which will help domestic and foreign holidaymakers explore the culture and tourism of Vietnam’s regions right during quarantine.

The Government has made preparations for the resumption of international flights and the arrival of foreign tourists holding vaccination certificates, especially from countries with large numbers of visitors, those with potential, and those that have brought the pandemic under control, like in Europe, Australia, China, the Republic of Korea, and Japan.

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9 localities in Hai Duong no longer have people in isolation

According to a report from the Center for Disease Control of Hai Duong province, as of 5:00 pm on April 4, for 10 consecutive days, this locality had not recorded a new case of COVID-19. Currently, Hai Duong has 45 patients being treated and 681 cases have been given the all-clear.

By April 4 afternoon, this locality has 553 cases that are concentrated quarantined. Also according to the report of the Center for Disease Control of Hai Duong province, there are 9 places where there are no longer isolated persons belonging to F1 and F2 groups, including Binh Giang district, Cam Giang district, Gia Loc district, Nam Sach district, district Ninh Giang, Thanh Ha District, City. Hai Duong, Thanh Mien, and Tu Ky districts.

Out of a total of 726 COVID-19 cases in Hai Duong, Chi Linh has the highest number of patients, which is 394, Cam Giang district has 104, Kinh Mon town has 67, Kim Thanh District reports 62, TP. Hai Duong finds 47. Thanh Mien and Gia Loc districts have the least number of cases with 2 patients in each district.

As of April 5 morning, the national tally reaches 2,631, including 1,603 domestically transmitted infections.

As many as 2,383 patients have recovered from the disease while the number of related fatalities is kept at 35. Among those still under treatment, 38 have tested negative for the coronavirus once, 15 others twice, and 28 thrice, according to the ministry’s Medical Service Administration.

There are 27,478 people who had close contact with confirmed cases or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit areas under quarantine at present.

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Valerie Mai