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Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 8): 235 new cases, overseas Vietnamese continue to support

Valerie Mai Valerie Mai

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June 08, 2021 | 08:51

Since the pandemic first broke out in the country Vietnamese people from all around the world have donated cash and goods in a show of mutual support.

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Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 8): 235 new cases, overseas Vietnamese continue to support
Photo: VN Express

235 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours

Vietnam confirmed 92 more COVID-19 cases from 6 am to 12 pm on June 7, including 68 infections in Bac Giang, 14 in Ho Chi Minh City, seven in Lang Son, two in Ha Tinh, and one in Hanoi. Of them, 84 cases were found in quarantine facilities or locked-down areas.

A total of 100 COVID-19 infections were recorded in Vietnam in the afternoon of June 7, including 25 imported cases, Among 75 domestically transmitted cases, 30 was logged in Bac Giang, 23 in Bac Ninh, 20 in Ho Chi Minh City, one in Binh Duong, and one in the Tan Trieu facility of the National Cancer Hospital. Of the total, 72 were detected in concentrated quarantine sites or locked-down areas.

The Health Ministry confirmed 43 new community transmissions Tuesday morning. The new patients were detected in northern provinces Bac Giang and Bac Ninh and Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 8): 235 new cases, overseas Vietnamese continue to support
Photo: VNA

Phase 3 human trials of homegrown Nano Covax vaccine to begin on June 8

More than 6,000 volunteers have registered for the third phase of human trials of the homegrown Nano Covax vaccine, which is scheduled to begin on June 8, according to the Military Medical University (MMU) under the Defence Ministry.

An MMU representative said in this phase, the vaccine, developed by Vietnamese Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology JSC, will be tested on around 13,000 volunteers aged between 18 and 74, in many localities nationwide.

The third phase, also the final one, aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the vaccine and each volunteer may only receive one jab of 25 mcg. The Director of the university Prof. Dr. Do Quyet showed his confidence in the safety of the Nano Covax vaccine with the positive results obtained from the previous two trial phases.

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 8): 235 new cases, overseas Vietnamese continue to support
Photo: VN Express

Flights transporting COVID-19 vaccines given priority

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has sent a document to the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM), the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), and airlines requesting the facilitation of flights transporting COVID-19 vaccines.

The CAAV said that with the Government’s policy of encouraging the importation of vaccines, the number of flights bringing vaccines to or through Vietnam will increase in the time ahead.

In order to ensure the effective operations of these flights, airlines must adopt signals that help air traffic service operators better identify flights carrying vaccines.

The ACV has been urged to create the most favorable conditions in terms of infrastructure for these flights, while the VATM is required to direct air traffic service facilities to establish landing priority for these flights, to shorten the transportation time, and ensure the quality of vaccines.

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 8): 235 new cases, overseas Vietnamese continue to support
Photo: VNA

Overseas Vietnamese continue to support COVID-19 fight at home

Since the pandemic first broke out in the country Vietnamese people from all around the world have donated cash and goods in a show of mutual support. Responding to a call from the Party, State, and the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, overseas Vietnamese have contributed to Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccine fund.

The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a ceremony on June 7 to receive VND 100 million (US$ 4,350) from Dr. Phan Bich Thien, a Vietnamese Hungarian, to support COVID-19 prevention and control activities in Vietnam. Thien’s mother and sister handed over the money to the committee on her behalf. She is also Vice President of the Vietnamese Association in Hungary.

According to the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, on May 31, Steve Bui, Chairman of a Japan-based financial consultation and investment group and Chairman of the Steve Bui & Friends Foundation, presented nearly 1,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and 9,000 N5 facemasks worth nearly 300 million VND to medical staff in the two COVID-19 hotspots of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh provinces.

On June 1, representatives from the Vietnam-Korea Businessmen & Investment Association (VKBIA) and the Saigon Share charity group visited and presented medical supplies to frontline forces in the COVID-19 fight in HCM City’s Go Vap district.

The Overseas Vietnamese Association in Macau (China) also handed over VND 131 million (US$ 5,695) to the VFF Central Committee to support pandemic prevention and control activities.

To date, Vietnam has documented 9,027 cases, including 1,581 imported cases. Since the latest Covid-19 wave started six weeks ago, 5,876 cases have been recorded in 39 cities and provinces across Vietnam, including 3,233 in Bac Giang and 1,128 in Bac Ninh. Hanoi has got 438, including 94 in a hospital under lockdown, and HCMC 437.

On June 7, additional 141 patients were given the all-clear, raising the number of recoveries to 3,509. The number of fatalities now stands at 53.

Among patients undergoing treatment in medical establishments, 216 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 72 twice, and 75 thrice.

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Almost six weeks into the new wave, Vietnam has recorded infections in 39 of its 63 cities and provinces.

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 6): 216 new cases, two new deaths confirmed Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 6): 216 new cases, two new deaths confirmed

Since April 27, when the new wave began in Vietnam, 5,460 infections have been recorded in 39 of the nation's 63 cities and provinces.

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The new patients brought the total number of COVID-19 infections in Vietnam to 7,870, including 6,294 domestically transmitted infections.

Valerie Mai