Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (March 25): New Infections Fall on Eighth Consecutive Day
|Covid-19: 120,000 new cases recorded on March 24. (Photo: Bao Tin Tuc)|
Covid-19: 120,000 new cases recorded on March 24
March 24 is the 8th consecutive day that has seen daily Covid-19 infections fall considerably across the country. Of the total, 119,992 cases were locally acquired, with 84,819 cases recorded in the community. Eight cases tested positive upon returning from overseas, and the remainder were diagnosed in quarantine and lockdown areas.
Hanoi capital topped localities nationwide registering 16,014 new cases, followed by Dak Lak, Bac Ninh, Phu Tho, and Nghe An provinces that reported more than 4,000 fresh cases each.
On average as many as 137,890 cases were documented daily during the past week. The MoH also reported that the past 24 hours saw more than 164,754 patients recovering from the disease and 70 patients die of the virus and other underlying illnesses.
|Covid-19 F1 cases allowed to go to work, school in HCM City. (Photo: Vietnam Breaking News)|
Covid-19 F1 cases allowed to go to work, school in HCM City
Ho Chi Minh City has allowed Covid-19 F1 cases (i.e. those in close contact with virus infection) to go to work or attend school again under certain conditions. The decision, which comes into effect on March 24, applies to fully vaccinated F1 cases or those who have contracted the virus within three months.
These cases are required to self-monitor their health for at least 10 days from the date of last close contact with F0. They will undergo a Covid-19 test on day 5 and whenever they show flu-like symptoms. Among other conditions, they are required to use personal vehicles when traveling from home to destinations, and strictly abide by Covid-19 measures at the workplace or school.
Over the past few days, Ho Chi Minh City has made progress in keeping the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in check. Most people over 12 years old have been vaccinated, while most infections in the risk group are asymptomatic or mild, and they have then recovered from the disease. The decision is to facilitate local economic recovery efforts after the city recently resumed socio-economic and cultural activities.
|Border gates between Son La, Lao province to reopen from April. (Photo: VOV)|
Border gates between Son La, Lao province to reopen from April
Relevant agencies of the northern border province of Son La stand ready to work with their counterparts of Houaphanh Province of Laos to resume operations of the main border gate pairs and an auxiliary one starting April 1. In a dispatch, the Department of External Relations of Son La stated that the agencies will work to promptly resume operations of the Long Sap-Pa Hang and Chieng Khuong-Ban Dan border gate pairs, together with the Nam Lanh-Muong Po auxiliary pair.
The department requested the Houaphanh side to inform relevant agencies and ask them to collaborate with Son La counterparts, as well as adhere to Covid-19 prevention and control measures.
Son La and Houaphanh have a shared borderline of 242 kilometers, with 113 border markers, two main border gates, and two auxiliary border gates.
As of 6 pm on March 24, Vietnam has detected 8,599,751 Covid-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, ranking 14th out of 225 countries and territories worldwide.
Of the infected patients, 4,826,024 have been discharged from the hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, and 42,145 patients have died of the virus.
More than 204 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide.
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