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Number of cases rises due to extensive testing in HCM City’s high-risk areas

The number of COVID-19 cases in HCM City is expected to continue to rise due to extensive testing in high-risk areas such as export processing zones, industrial parks, hi-tech zones and rented apartments.

COVID-19: Vietnam confirms 189 new cases, tally surpasses 17,000 mark

As many as 189 people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in five localities across Vietnam during the past 12 hours, raising its national cumulative caseload to 17,052.

Total of 372 new COVID-19 cases recorded on June 29

A total of 372 COVID-19 infections were recorded on Tuesday, bringing the country's total cases to 16,413 so far, according to the Ministry of Health.

Nearly 12,000 new COVID-19 infections reported in two months

With the record of 76 new infections this afternoon, Vietnam has surpassed the milestone of 12,000 COVID-19 infections in the 4th wave.

HCM City uses technology to speed up Covid-19 vaccination drive

Ho Chi Minh City will connect data with the National Center for Disease Prevention Technology of the Ministry of Information and Communications to speed up its vaccination campaign.

HCM City records more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases, steps up prevention measures

A city official has been assigned to focus only on epidemic fighting in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19 amid the second two-week social distancing period which ends on June 30.

HCM City told to apply smallest-possible-scale restrictions

Ho Chi Minh City has been asked to work harder to impose restriction measures on the smallest possible scale so as not to prolong large-scale social distancing.

Vietnam to issue e-certificate for Covid-19 vaccination

According to the National Center for Technology on Covid-19 Prevention and Control, electronic certificates for Covid-19 vaccinations will be issued at people’s request.

Health Ministry sets up standing COVID-19-prevention unit in HCM City

The Ministry of Health has decided to establish a standing division for COVID-19 prevention and control in Ho Chi Minh City, which is headed by its Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son.

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Two Health Deputy Ministers sent to two largest Covid-19 hotspots

The Ministry of Health has set up a special task force to fight Covid-19 in the two largest Covid-19 epicenters in Vietnam – the northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Bac Giang. The task forces are led by two deputy ministers.

Ho Chi Minh City reactivates quarantine zones for 30,000 people

During the fourth wave of Covid-19 in Vietnam, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Duong Anh Duc approved the local Department of Health’s proposal to re-establish quarantine zones based at universities.

COVID-19-hit workers should benefit from $2.6 billion aid package

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) has recently recommended the Government use its 62 trillion VND (2.6 billion USD) aid package to support workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tan Son Nhat airport stops receiving passengers from abroad

Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City has stopped receiving passengers entering the country, starting May 27, amid rising coronavirus infections in the southern largest city.

COVID-19 cluster connected to HCM City Christian sect grows to 25

HCM City health authorities on Thursday morning said they had detected 25 COVID-19 infections connected to the cluster involving a Christian sect in Ward 3, Go Vap District.

Prime Minister: Vaccinations for workers in industrial zones is priority

The consistent policy of the Government is to urgently take appropriate measures to have enough vaccines as soon as possible to vaccinate the people on a large scale.


Research group says fourth COVID-19 wave may not be over until end of June

An independent research group from the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research has forecast that the total number of coronavirus cases in the fourth COVID-19 wave could reach 4,500-6,600 depending on the level of social distancing.

620-bed field hospital set up in Bac Giang Province

Bac Giang Province health authorities have established a COVID-19 field hospital with a capacity of 620 beds in the province's gymnasium.

Doctors take samples for Covid tests from 18,000 workers in Bac Giang

On May 26, hundreds of doctors and nurses took samples for covid tests from more than 18,000 workers in Nui Hieu village, Quang Chau commune, Viet Yen district, Bac Giang province, Vietnam’s largest epidemic hotspot.

Hanoi introducing comprehensive measures to control COVID-19: City leader

Hanoi will do everything possible to control the COVID-19 situation with the implementation of synchronous and comprehensive measures in all areas, while focusing on sealing off pandemic hotspots and preventing its spread.