|8 new cases in the last 24 hours (Photo: Vietnam Plus)|
8 new cases in the last 24 hours
Vietnam logged six new COVID-19 cases on March 6 evening, all in northern Hai Duong province, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control reported. All the new patients had been previously quarantined and are being treated at a COVID-19 treatment hospital in Hai Duong province.
On the morning of March 7, two new imported cases were reported, both entered Ha Tien border gate, Kien Giang province on March 4, and were quarantined immediately after their entry. On March 5, both patients were concluded positive for SARS-CoV-2. Currently, the above patients are isolated and treated at the Medical Center of Ha Tien city, Kien Giang province.
|Minister promises greatest efforts to ensure safety in COVID-19 vaccinations. (Photo: VN Express)|
Minister promises greatest efforts to ensure safety in COVID-19 vaccinations
The Ministry of Health will mobilize all resources to carry out COVID-19 vaccinations, the largest-ever vaccination program, so as to ensure absolute safety for people, Minister Nguyen Thanh Long has said. He informed the teleconference that the vaccination program will start on March 8, although the first batch of vaccines arrived in Vietnam on February 24.
Because of the limited number of vaccines, the ministry cannot allocate for all 63 provinces and cities, but for 13 pandemic-hit localities, with priority given to Hai Duong province – Vietnam’s largest outbreak at present, he added. The minister asked localities that have yet to receive the vaccine to prepare and make training programs as the ministry will allocate vaccines to them when more are transported to Vietnam in March.
The ministry has assigned three deputy ministers to be responsible for directing the vaccinations as this kind of vaccine is injected for the first time and injected for adults. Vietnam will conduct screening check-ups before infections to ensure safety, although the process takes more time. The first injections, he went on, will be given to people working on the front line of the fight against COVID-19, including health, army, police, customs, and immigration personnel.
|Hai Duong put blockage on neighborhood of 400 citizens. (Photo: VN Express)|
Hai Duong put blockage on neighborhood of 400 citizens
Tu Ky district (Hai Duong province) blocked My Duc village with 400 households after it found that a male health worker in the area suspected positive for nCoV.
On March 6, the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hai Duong province informed that, after setting up a blockade, the competent forces sprayed disinfectant in My Duc village (Quang Nghiep commune); put 14 F1 related to male health care worker in concentrated isolation.
The suspected patient works at the Medical Station of Dai Hop commune, living in My Duc village, Quang Nghiep commune. On February 20, he was on duty at the commune health station and contacted Kim Lien gas station staff (Kim Thanh district, who was confirmed to have Covid-19). On February 25, he was concentrated in isolation. On March 5, his test showed positive result.
Vietnam had recorded a total of 2,509 COVID-19 patients, including 1,584 domestically-transmitted cases. Up to 891 domestic infections have been detected since the third wave of outbreaks hit the country on January 27.
The Treatment Subcommittee said that 1,920 patients have recovered from the disease to date, while the number of deaths related to COVID-19 was still kept at 35. Among active patients undergoing treatment, 65 tested negative to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 57 twice and 137 thrice.
As many as 49,565 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are currently under quarantine nationwide, including 1,290 in hospitals, 14,199 in other establishments, and 34,076 at home.
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