Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (March 14): Caseload Reaches 6 Million
Covid-19: National caseload tops 6.1 million on March 13
A total of 166,968 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the past 24 hours from 4 pm March 12 to 4 pm March 13, including 15 imported cases, according to the Ministry of Health.
Hanoi continued to report the highest number of infections on the day with 29,269 cases, followed by Nghe An with 10,243 and Dak Lak with 7,569. Besides, the northern province of Bac Giang supplemented 42,533 cases after verifying information.
Vietnam aims to complete booster shots in Q1
The Ministry of Health is urging local administrations to speed up the inoculation of third doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for the population aged 18 and above to make sure all those eligible will receive the third dose within the first quarter of 2022.
As of March 12 afternoon, Vietnam had administered nearly 200 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, with most cities and provinces having substantially completed two primary doses for people aged 12 and above. The Health Ministry has requested cities and provinces nationwide to continue screening people aged 12 and above to ensure no eligible people do not receive full vaccination.
As a result of Vietnam’s relatively high vaccine coverage and improved care for high-risk people, the Covid-19 fatality rate has dropped significantly.
Phu Quoc strives to boost post-pandemic recovery
The city of Phu Quoc is doing everything possible to unleash its potential and boost socio-economic recovery this year despite lingering Covid-19 impacts.
Phu Quoc aims for over VND 22 trillion (around USD 960 million) in the production value of its key sectors in 2022, a year-on-year increase of 8.4 percent. It expects to mobilize some VND 24 trillion in total social investment and collect 5.4 trillion VND for the State budget, up 8.3 percent and 26.7 percent, respectively, from 2021. The city will strive to attract 2 million tourists, a surge of 215.4 percent, including half a million foreigners.
The tourism industry on the island has bounced back strongly with a high increase in visitor arrivals reported in the first two months of this year, despite the continuing Covid-19 risks. Local hotels, resorts, and tourist complexes have received training and been under close monitoring on how they observe Covid-19 preventive rules in a bid to ensure the safety and well-being of tourists.
The city is also strengthening linkages with tourism enterprises to help them recover faster and attract investment to develop transport infrastructure connecting tourist spots and complexes city-wide.
The national tally reached 6,112,648. There are 4,107 patients in critical conditions, while an additional 95 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the total fatalities to 41,385, equal to 0.7 percent of the total caseload.
A total of 95,538 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,163,571. By March 12, the country had injected over 200.17 million doses of vaccines.
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