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264 new cases over the last 24 hours
68 new locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases were detected from the morning to noon on May 31, reported the Ministry of Health. Of the infections, 48 were detected in Bac Giang, 12 in Hanoi, four in Bac Ninh, two in Long An, one in Dak Lak, and one in Da Nang. All the patients were found in quarantine or locked-down areas.
Vietnam logged 85 new Covid-19 cases, including 82 domestically transmitted and three imported from May 31 afternoon to night. Of the domestic infections, 43 were detected in Bac Giang – the country’s current largest pandemic hotspot, 34 in Bac Ninh, three in Binh Duong, one in Hanoi, and one in Tra Vinh. The imported cases have been quarantined upon their arrival in Quang Nam and Tay Ninh provinces.
The Health Ministry announced another 111 Covid-19 patients on June 1 morning, with around half linked to a religious mission in Ho Chi Minh City. The remaining cases are in Bac Giang and Bac Ninh.
Ministries, agencies support COVID-19 combat
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on May 31 launched an event to raise donations in support of the Covid-19 fight. Immediately after the ceremony, the ministry's officials and employees donated VND 300 million (US$ 13,000) to combat the pandemic.
Earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Trade raised VND 500 million (US$ 21,700) from its staff and handed over the sum to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee to support the fight against Covid-19.
Among enterprises, the PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation said after donating VND 10 billion (US$ 433,810) to the vaccine fund together with its parent company – Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, the firm continued to contribute another VND 10 billion to the fund during a ceremony hosted by the Fatherland Front Committee of southern Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.
Viglacera Corporation has just donated VND 5 billion (US$ 217,000) to buy Covid-19 vaccines through the Fatherland Front Committee of Bac Ninh province and VND 1 billion (US$ 43,000) to support frontline medical workers in this province.
Provinces strengthen preventive measures & provide support for pandemic-hit localities
Bac Giang: Bac Giang is required by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam to continue to maintain screening in safe areas, ensuring favorable conditions for the consumption of agricultural products. Other provinces, ministries, units are also asked to support Bac Giang in the fight against the pandemic.
Thanh Hoa: Thanh Hoa has already isolated people returning from Bac Giang and Bac Ninh provinces. From 0 am on May 31, all people from Ho Chi Minh City arriving or returning to Thanh Hoa are required to be isolated at home or in concentrated isolation and take testing samples for SARS-CoV-2.
Can Tho: Can Tho city set up concentrated isolation areas for Covid-19 prevention and control in different districts with an estimated 1,300 seats. Previously, from 0 am on May 30, Can Tho activated control points for Covid-19 prevention and control at provincial gateways.
Thai Binh: 72 officials, lecturers, and students of Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy were sent to support pandemic prevention and control in Bac Giang. In order to best prepare for Covid-19 prevention and control activities, in addition to knowledge trained by the university, students and lecturers have actively researched for information about Bac Giang's situation.
Binh Duong: From 0 am on May 31, 2021, more than 180 households with about 800 members in Hiep Thanh 3 residential area have been blocked until further notice. Besides, Thu Dau Mot city also implemented social distancing throughout the city for the same period.
Dak Lak: Buon Ma Thuot city restricts gatherings of more than 10 people in restaurants, coffee, and soft drinks; public squares, gardens, amusement, and entertainment areas, stop street food and drink businesses. People returning to or coming from/to Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, and Hanoi within 14 days from May 31, 2021, must immediately go to the nearest medical station to make mandatory medical declarations and self-isolate at home for 21 days.
Binh Dinh: People's Committee of Binh Dinh has decided to suspend street vendor activities, cultural, sports, and entertainment activities at public places from 0 am on January 1. The province applies 21-day medical isolation for people coming to or returning to Binh Dinh from blockade areas.
The new patients brought the total number of Covid-19 cases in Vietnam to 7,431.
Also on May 31, 80 patients were given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,030, with the death toll related to the disease now stands at 47. Among active patients undergoing treatment, 161 tested negative to the virus once, 91 twice, and 79 thrice.
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