Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (Nov. 13): 8,982 New Cases, Over 10,000 Recoveries Reported
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Vietnam reports 8,982 Covid cases, over 10,000 recoveries on Nov. 12
Vietnam recorded 8,982 infections of Covid-19, including six imported cases, in the past 24 hours to 4 pm on November 12, an increase of 831 cases compared to the previous day. Of the daily total, approximately 4,180 infections were detected within the local community.
Ho Chi Minh City reported the highest number of infections with 1,388, followed by neighboring Dong Nai province with 813, and An Giang province with 661. The capital city of Hanoi logged 176 new cases.
A total of 10,263 recoveries were reported on November 12. According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 3,515 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 311 requiring invasive ventilation and 14 on life support (ECMO).
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Investment inflow into HCM City a positive signal despite Covid-19
The continued investment inflow into Ho Chi Minh City's industrial zones (IZ) indicates many positive signs moving forward, according to the Management Board of HCM City Export Processing Zone and Industrial Park Authority (HEPZA). The investment capital going into IZs in the locality, both new and additional investment, has hit US$455 million this year, equal to 83% of the annual plan.
A number of new foreign investors have also contacted the management board in order to inquire into the investment licensing process and land leases for the development of new factories with large capital. He stated that one potential investor is looking to pour approximately US$200 million in a lithium battery production project which would cover 15 hectares in an IZ in the northwest of the city.
Businesses have gradually adapted to production in the new normal situation in line with guidance set out by the Ministry of Health. At present, as many as 1,355 enterprises, 96% of the total, of those operating in industrial parks in the southern city have now resumed operations, drawing more than 230,500 workers back to work, or 80% of the total number of laborers. Currently, the city's export processing zones and industrial parks are home to 1,652 valid investment projects with a total registered investment capital of US$11.49 billion, including 556 FDI projects with a capital of US$6.63 billion.
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HCMC needs 18 mln vaccine doses next year
HCMC will need more than 18 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in 2022 to give adults booster shots and immunize children aged three onwards. More than 14.4 million doses are needed for booster shots, over 1.5 million doses to vaccinate children aged 12 to 17, and more than two million are for children aged 3-11, said Nguyen Hoai Nam, director of the city’s Health Department.
In a statement sent Thursday to the General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health, he also said that the city will need around four million doses for children aged 12 and above from now until the year-end. This year, the vaccines required include 696,000 AstraZeneca, more than 60,000 Pfizer, and over 264,000 Sinopharm doses.
As of Oct. 31, the city had been allocated more than 14.2 million doses of different Covid-19 vaccines. The city has administered more than 13.7 million doses, with around 5.9 million people fully vaccinated. HCMC has also transferred 900,000 doses to other localities as requested by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
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Over 84 percent of production firms in Can Tho resume operations
As many as 982 production enterprises in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho had resumed their operations by November 11, or 84.08 percent of the total, up 674 businesses from mid-August, reported the municipal Department of Industry and Trade. The remainders, or 186 enterprises, have yet to build their own plans to restart production.
The local businesses currently employ 78,710 workers, of whom 51,814 had returned to work, equivalent to 65.83 percent. Up to 122 out of 170 firms, or 71.76 percent, restarted their operations in industrial parks. Out of their 45,681 workers, as many as 29,700 are working while the remainders are temporarily out of work, or 34.98 percent. Meanwhile, 860 out of 998 enterprises are working outside industrial parks, with 22,114 workers, equivalent to 66.95 percent.
Director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade Ha Vu Son said a number of firms are still hesitant about returning to work due to difficulties in goods transportation and traveling caused by the pandemic. He added that the department is working with enterprises to speed up the injection of the second shots to workers at businesses, shopping outlets, and service sector, assist them in the transportation of materials, and operate at full capacity in the near future.
The new cases brought the national tally to 1,009,879. According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 3,515 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 311 requiring invasive ventilation and 14 on life support (ECMO).
The death toll now hits 22,930. Compared to the world, the nation’s fatality count ranks 34th out of 223 countries and territories, while the number of deaths per one million people is 133rd out of 223 countries and territories. Compared to the rest of Asia, the nation’s death toll ranks 10th out of 49 countries and territories.
More than 96.5 million vaccine doses have now been administered to date, with over 32.8 million people having received two doses. The average number of new Covid-19 cases recorded nationwide over the past week stands at 8,033 cases per day, with many localities using a series of field hospitals in order to be ready to rapidly respond to the pandemic.
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