Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (October 10): Vietnam Records 4,513 Covid-19 Infections

Nine provinces and cities have not detected any new infections in the last 14 days. They are Bac Kan, Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Hoa Binh, Ha Giang, Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien, Hai Phong and Thai Binh.
October 10, 2021 | 09:32
Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (October 10): Vietnam Records 4,513 Covid-19 Infections
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Vietnam records 4,513 Covid-19 infections on October 9

Vietnam recorded 4,513 new cases of Covid-19 on October 9, a drop of 293 cases compared to the previous day, according to the Ministry of Health. Among these new cases, one was imported and 4,512 were local transmissions. Of these, 2,173 were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded the highest number of infections with 1,662, a reduction of 553 cases against the previous day. It was followed by neighboring Binh Duong province with 820 and Dong Nai province with 575. The other cases were detected in An Giang (308), Soc Trang (192), Binh Thuan (122), Kien Giang (133), Dak Lak (85), and Dong Thap (81). The capital city of Hanoi reported only one infection.

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (October 10): Vietnam Records 4,513 Covid-19 Infections
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Vietnam eyes vaccinating children against Covid-19 in October

The Ministry of Health plans to start vaccinating children aged between 12 and 17 years old against Covid-19 this month, before expanding the vaccination to smaller age groups, informed Deputy Minister Tran Van Thuan on October 9. Thuan unveiled the plan when replying to voters' opinions on the issue at an online voter meeting held by the delegation of National Assembly deputies from Ho Chi Minh City.

A large amount of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine will come to Vietnam in the near future, the health official said, adding that following a request made by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc during his recent visit to Cuba, Vietnam is now waiting for Cuba's sending of a dossier on child vaccines for consideration.

Thuan said there will be no shortage of vaccine resources between now and the end of the year, with a minimum of 120 million doses expected to arrive. It is estimated that in 2021, Vietnam will see over 70 percent of its over-18-year-old population injected with one vaccine dose.

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (October 10): Vietnam Records 4,513 Covid-19 Infections
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Flights all set to resume on 19 domestic routes

Aviation authorities have decided to restart flights on 19 routes on Sunday after the government approved an 11-day pilot resumption plan. Until October 20 there will be one return flight daily on all the routes, including the Hanoi-HCMC. From HCMC there would be flights to popular tourist destinations such as Binh Dinh, Da Nang, Hue, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Hai Phong, Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Phu Quoc, Rach Gia, and Gia Lai, the Ministry of Transport said. From Hanoi, there will be flights to HCMC, Da Nang, and Can Tho. From Da Nang, there will be flights to Can Tho City and Buon Ma Thuot in the Central Highlands, and from Thanh Hoa, there will be a flight to Lam Dong Province, home to Da Lat.

Passengers should have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before the flight or recovered from Covid-19 at least six months earlier. Besides, they should have had a negative Covid test within 72 hours, not have symptoms like cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle ache, or sore throat, and make a medical declaration.

When traveling from the airport to their accommodation and during their stay, passengers have to strictly follow Covid-19 prevention guidelines and avoid large gatherings. They have to monitor their health at home or be quarantined at their accommodation for at least seven days based on the local protocols, and those returning from Covid hotspots will be tested on the second day after arrival. Passengers from HCMC to Hanoi will have to stay in centralized quarantine for seven days and monitor their health at home the following seven days. Following the ministry’s decision, carriers have resumed ticket sales.

The national tally now stands at 836,134, including 831,523 cases recorded in the fourth wave of infection that has swept the country since late April. According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 5,014 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 668 requiring invasive ventilation and 22 on life support (ECMO).

Nine provinces and cities have not detected any new infections in the last 14 days. They are Bac Kan, Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Hoa Binh, Ha Giang, Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien, Hai Phong and Thai Binh.

Almost 1.055 million vaccine doses were administered in Vietnam on October 8. The country has injected 51.96 million doses of vaccines to date, with more than 14.2 million people now fully inoculated.

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