Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (September 6): 13,137 More Infections, 9,211 Recoveries
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13,137 more infections, 9,211 recoveries
Vietnam has recorded an additional 13,137 coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, with two-thirds registered in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong, the country’s two largest Covid-19 hotspots. Of the total, 7,521 cases were detected in the community through test screening or random testing, 36 tested positive upon returning to Vietnam from overseas, and the rest were documented in quarantine or lockdown areas.
Ho Chi Minh City led all cities and provinces, reporting 6,226 new cases. It was followed by Binh Duong with 3,540 new cases, Dong Nai 1,243, Long An 756, Kien Giang 345, Tien Giang 133, and Can Tho 100, all in the south. Khanh Hoa and Da Nang topped central localities, logging 74 and 64 cases, respectively.
Except for Hanoi capital that recorded 53 new cases, other northern localities are fairly well controlling the outbreak, with just several cases sporadically diagnosed in Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, and Quang Ninh. Data from the Ministry of Health show that the past 24 hours saw daily caseload rose by 3,580 compared to the previous day.
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Hanoi supports foreigners in difficulties due to Covid-19
Hanoi’s authorities September 4 gave 25 sets of gifts to foreign students studying at the Vietnam National University of Agriculture in Gia Lam district. The presents are from the Vietnam Fatherland Front of Hanoi and the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations.
The foreign students are from different countries including Laos, Mozambique, Angola, Japan, and Cambodia. The gifts are among 270 sets of gifts from the Vietnam Fatherland Front of Hanoi given to foreigners living and studying in the capital and in difficulties due to Covid-19. They were small gifts, but a great source of encouragement and showed local people’s affection for foreign students and international friends, she said.
Borey Koemseang, a Cambodian, said that with love and care from local residents, foreign students at the Vietnam National University of Agriculture had received much valuable encouragement and support. Foreign students promised to fulfill their studies for a brighter future and contribute to good relationships between Việt Nam and other countries.
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Hanoi permits motorbike shippers to operate from 9 am to 8 pm
Motorbike shippers in the capital city of Hanoi have been allowed to operate between 9 am and 8 pm every day during the period of social distancing. The municipal People’s Committee made the decision following a proposal submitted by the Department of Transport.
All shippers, accordingly, will have to furnish a certificate with negative PCR or rapid antigen test results in line with the Ministry of Health's regulations. The People’s Committee asked the Departments of Public Security, and Transport and relevant agencies to ensure Covid-19 prevention and control measures during the implementation of the decision.
Hanoi will divide its localities into three zones for the application of different Covid-19 prevention and control measures starting from September 6. The division will be based on the level of pandemic outbreak risk as well as characteristics of each locality such as geography, population and production, thus ensuring pandemic control measures and maintaining production.
First 'vaccine passport' flight lands at Van Don International Airport
A Vietnam Airlines flight carrying 297 Vietnamese citizens back from Japan that arrived at Van Don International Airport on September 4 afternoon was the first to enjoy the new seven-day quarantine pilot program. All passengers had received two doses of vaccines, with the second dose administered at least 14 days but no more than 12 months prior to entry date, as well as proof of negative tests (RT-PCR method) validated by authorities in the host country 72 hours before departure.
After arriving at the Van Don International Airport, passengers were transported to Novotel Ha Long in Quang Ninh province for concentrated quarantine for seven days, down by 14 days compared to the mandatory 21 days that Vietnam imposed on all foreign arrivals since May due to the Delta variant.
All passengers will need to undergo body temperature checks, submit health declaration forms (online or paper), and complete immigration and customs procedures at a separate zone. They are also required to wear masks and keep a safe distance at all times. All luggage, carry-on or checked, was sterilized. The terminal and travel corridors for the arrivals are frequently disinfected, while airport staff tending to the flights need to wear specialized masks and full protective gear and keep their distance from the passengers.
As of 6 pm on September 5, Vietnam has recorded 524,307 coronavirus cases since the start of the outbreak in January 2020, ranking 51 out of 222 counties and territories worldwide.
It has registered 520,013 locally acquired infections following the resurgence of the virus more than four months ago. Of the total, 288,953 patients have been discharged from the hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, including 9,211 recoveries announced on September 5.
The MoH has also confirmed 281 deaths during the past 24 hours, raising the cumulative number of fatalities in Vietnam to 13,074.
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