Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (Jan. 26): 15,743 New Infections, 62,889 Recoveries
Covid-19: Vietnam records 15,743 new infections, 62,889 recoveries
As many as 15,743 people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 61 cities and provinces across the country during the past 24 hours, an increase of 481 cases compared to the previous day, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH). Of the total, 10,733 cases were diagnosed in the community, 44 tested positive upon returning from overseas, and the remainder were documented in the lockdown or quarantine areas.
Hanoi capital continued to top localities, registering 2,956 new cases, followed by Da Nang (989), Hai Phong (704), Thanh Hoa (685), Hung Yen (623), Bac Ninh (560), and Bac Giang (445).
The MoH also reported an additional 62,889 cases recovered from the disease, and 126 more patients died of Covid-19 and underlying illnesses. The previous day saw 165 deaths registered in various localities.
Vietnam receives additional 6.27 million Covid-19 vaccine doses from European nations
Vietnam has received an additional 6.27 doses of Covid-19 vaccines from Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, and the UK, according to UNICEF Vietnam.
Of the total, up to 4,000,230 doses of BioNTech/Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine were donated by the Government of Germany, 99,450 doses of BioNTech/Pfizer came from by the Government of Luxembourg, 159,120 doses of BioNTech/Pfizer were given by the Government of Portugal and 2,012,960 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were donated by the UK, all through the COVAX Facility.
German Ambassador to Vietnam Dr. Guido Hildner said: “Germany has donated vaccines and medical equipment to Vietnam on several occasions in 2021. With this new shipment of over 4 million doses of BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine via COVAX, Germany continues its ongoing support to Vietnam to fight and overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.” He noted that in 2022, Germany will continue to show solidarity with Vietnam in the fight against the effects of the pandemic and provide further vaccines through the international vaccine platform COVAX.
The recent delivery is the largest German donation of vaccine doses to Vietnam to date, bringing the total number of vaccines supplied by Germany to Vietnam to over 10 million doses.
Vietnam Airlines launches first London-Hanoi flight after Covid-19 hiatus
Vietnam Airlines on January 25 conducted the first regular flight from London to Hanoi after a gap of almost two years caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. From February 8, the national flag carrier will operate one flight a week every Tuesday on the Hanoi-London route, using wide-body Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 aircraft.
The UK is the 9th international market to which Vietnam Airlines has resumed its regular flights, following the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan (China), and Australia.
Head of Vietnam Airlines’ branch in the UK Phan The Thang said after the Government gave the green light, the carrier has quickly launched regular flights to the UK and Europe to meet the demand of Vietnamese there to return home for family reunions on the occasion of the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
Flight VN18 from London to Hanoi, which transited through Paris with nearly 300 passengers aboard, is scheduled to land at Noi Bai International Airport on January 26 morning. The flight is included in the airline’s plan to restore international flights starting from January 1, as approved by the Government.
Hanoi’s hospital to open post-Covid-19 clinic
The Duc Giang general hospital in Hanoi plans to inaugurate a clinic for post-Covid-19 checkups and treatment, according to its director Nguyen Van Thuong. The facility is set to examine, screen, and treat sequelae of the disease, and assess the need for intervention in nutrition, physical therapy, and rehabilitation for patients after their recovery from Covid-19. Meanwhile, the Da Nang general hospital opened a clinic for post-Covid-19 consultation and treatment on January 24.
The Vice director of the hospital said more than two-thirds of Covid-19 patients, after confirmed recovery, are still left with several disorders that last for several months or even longer. The condition includes a wide variety of symptoms, affecting multiple organ systems such as fatigue, shortness of breath, persistent cough, pulmonary fibrosis, blood clots, headache, anxiety, and loss of appetite, among others.
Trung noted that the post-pandemic syndrome often occurs in the elderly; overweight and obese patients; women with underlying medical conditions such as bronchial asthma, diabetes, and chronic kidney failure; organ transplant, and critically ill patients.
As of 6 pm on January 25, Vietnam has detected 2,171,527 Covid-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, ranking 28th out of 224 countries and territories worldwide. Of the infected patients, 1,904,069 have been discharged from the hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, and 37,010 patients have died of the virus.
The number of Omicron infections has risen to 164 cases in 14 localities, including 92 cases in Ho Chi Minh City, 27 cases in Quang Nam, and 14 in Hanoi. Lam Dong in the Central Highlands region is the latest locality in Vietnam reporting the presence of the Omicron variant.
More than 177 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide, with nearly 74 million people getting their second shot and more than 24 million people receiving their additional shot/booster jab.
At present, 1,841,180 Covid-19 patients throughout the country have now recovered from the virus following the discharge of 36,331 patients.
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