Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (October 7): HCM City Assists Foreigners In Difficulties

About 48.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered so far, with more than 12.2 million people getting their second dose.
October 07, 2021 | 08:48
Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (October 7): HCM City Assists Foreigners In Difficulties
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Vietnam records more than 4,000 new Covid-19 cases over 24 hours

A total of 4,356 people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Vietnam’s 40 cities and provinces during the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.

Ho Chi Minh City remains the largest coronavirus hotspot in Vietnam as it registered 1,960 new cases, up 469 cases compared to the previous day. Meanwhile, Binh Duong, an industrial complex hub and a gateway to HCM City recorded only 852 new cases, a fall of 255 cases from the previous day. The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak topped central localities, reporting 58 cases, an increase of 50 cases against the October 5 figure. Except for Ha Nam, other northern provinces are well controlling the Covid-19 outbreak, with several cases sporadically detected in Hanoi, Nam Dinh, Son La, and Ninh Binh.

The same day, the MoH announced that 10,003 Covid-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital over the past 24 hours.

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (October 7): HCM City Assists Foreigners In Difficulties
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Vietnam approves purchase of Covid-19 vaccine from Hungary

The Vietnamese Government has recently issued Resolution No. 122/NQ-CP on the purchase of 400,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the Hungarian Government.

In the Resolution, the Government agreed that the number of vaccines purchased, imported, received, and sponsored in 2021 will exceed those prescribed in its Resolution 21/NQ-CP dated February 26, 2020. The total amount of vaccine doses prescribed in Resolution 21 is around 150 million.

The Government also requested the Ministry of Health speed up an effective procurement of the vaccine from Hungary to ensure its quality.

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (October 7): HCM City Assists Foreigners In Difficulties
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Ho Chi Minh City assists foreigners in difficulties

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has recently issued a plan to support foreigners who fall into difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the city.

Accordingly, the municipal military high command will work with authorities of Thu Duc city, districts, departments, and agencies to arrange accommodation along with meals for foreigners in concentrated quarantine facilities. The municipal People’s Committee assigned the local police to ensure security and safety in those facilities.

The municipal Health Department must also ensure necessary medical supplies there and offer training courses on pandemic prevention and control.

Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (October 7): HCM City Assists Foreigners In Difficulties
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Special flight to take back Indian citizens from Vietnam

India's IndiGo Airlines will operate a special flight on October 20 to repatriate Indian citizens stranded in Vietnam due to Covid-19. It will leave Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport at 5:50 p.m. To book a seat, people have to register with the Indian embassy, which said a ticket costs US$370.

On arrival in India, passengers will have to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine, either in a hospital or an institutional facility.

Last year India organized dozens of flights to repatriate its citizens stranded in Vietnam. Vietnam suspended all international flights in March last year and a large number of foreigners remain in the country. It has been grappling with a new coronavirus wave that began in late April, and there have been nearly 814,000 cases.

As of 6 p.m. on October 6, Vietnam has confirmed 822,687 coronavirus infections, ranking 43rd out of 223 countries and territories worldwide. Of the total, as many as 818,091 cases have been recorded since the start of the fourth outbreak of Covid-19 in late April 2021.

About 48.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered so far, with more than 12.2 million people getting their second dose.

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