Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (Dec. 12): Additional 16,141 Cases Recorded

As of December 11, more than 57.1 million have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The death toll now hits 27,611. The national tally reached 1,398,413.
Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (Dec. 12): Additional 16,141 Cases Recorded
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Additional 16,141 Covid-19 cases recorded on December 11

Vietnam recorded 16,141 cases of Covid-19 in 59 localities during 24 hours from 4 pm December 10 to 4 pm December 11, including 37 imported cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

Ho Chi Minh City continued to record the highest number of infections with 1,441, followed by Binh Phuoc with 1,164, and Tay Ninh with 903.

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 7,558 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 893 requiring invasive ventilation and 17 on life support (ECMO).

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (Dec. 12): Additional 16,141 Cases Recorded
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Halt recruiting laborers yet to be fully jabbed, Hai Phong orders

Fearing a complex outbreak, Vietnam's northern port city of Hai Phong has suspended recruitment of people who have not been double-vaccinated against Covid-19. The order was delivered to Hai Phong Economic Zone Authority (HEZA) and the municipal Department of Industry and Trade on Friday.

Both units have to quickly review all laborers at industrial parks and production facilities that have yet to be fully immunized and report to the Health Department. District authorities have also been tasked with making lists of laborers that have not got two vaccine doses.

The city made the new decision as the rate of new cases among the unvaccinated across industrial zones increases. The average number of daily infections in the past 14 days has jumped by 1,923 percent against the previous 14 days. The city has achieved a vaccination rate of 95.4 percent for all people over 18.

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (Dec. 12): Additional 16,141 Cases Recorded
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Sputnik V vaccine production factory to be built in Vietnam in one year

A factory producing Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 will be built in Vietnam within one year and is expected to produce 30-40 million doses annually, Chairman of Russian pharmaceutical company Binnopharm Dmitry Zubov told Vietnam News Agency correspondents in Russia.

Earlier this month, Binnopharm and the Russian Direct Investment Fund signed a memorandum of understanding with Vietnam’s T&T Group on the transfer of production technology and the formation of a facility with full-cycle production capacity of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in Vietnam.

According to Zubov, the time of one year for construction is feasible, as Binnopharm has just built another factory in Belarus in eight months. He said this will be a multi-purpose and closed-cycle factory using advanced German equipment. It can produce other vaccines as well. He considers this an important basis for Russia to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam on pharmaceuticals, thereby entering the Southeast Asian market.

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (Dec. 12): Additional 16,141 Cases Recorded
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People aged 18 and older must receive two full jabs of Covid vaccines by late Dec: PM says

In his speech at a meeting held on December 10 between the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control and the steering committees of 63 provinces and cities, the Government chief ordered the acceleration of the vaccine rollout to ensure the process goes smoothly.

PM Chinh suggested that the meeting should primarily focus on specific and effective solutions aimed at conducting pandemic prevention and control in a strict, serious, scientific, and appropriate manner. It is, therefore, necessary to analyze the causes of the increasing cases in the community, thereby determining the tasks and goals moving forward, he added. The Vietnamese cabinet leader requested that localities nationwide report on preventive medicine, grassroots health care, and treatment drugs, whilst devising plans to ramp up communication on pandemic prevention and control, especially ahead of the New Year Festival and the Lunar New Year holiday.

In his speech at a meeting held on December 10 between the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control and the steering committees of 63 provinces and cities, the Government chief ordered the acceleration of the vaccine rollout to ensure the process goes smoothly. PM Chinh suggested that the meeting should primarily focus on specific and effective solutions aimed at conducting pandemic prevention and control in a strict, serious, scientific, and appropriate manner. It is, therefore, necessary to analyze the causes of the increasing cases in the community, thereby determining the tasks and goals moving forward, he added.

The Vietnamese cabinet leader requested that localities nationwide report on preventive medicine, grassroots health care, and treatment drugs, whilst devising plans to ramp up communication on pandemic prevention and control, especially ahead of the New Year Festival and the Lunar New Year holiday.

As of December 11, more than 57.1 million have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The death toll now hits 27,611. The national tally reached 1,398,413.

Ho Chi Minh City has launched a campaign to administer booster vaccine shots to high-risk groups and people aged 18 and above who received their two vaccine doses six months ago.

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