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Besides financial and physical issues, the Covid pandemic has seriously affected people’s mental health, with two of three Covid-impacted households in Vietnam reporting mental health problems, according to the United Nations Development Program.

Health ministry proposes halting daily COVID-19 case update

The Ministry of Health has proposed to temporarily stop announcing new COVID-19 cases on a daily basis to the public amid case spike.

Ministry of Health proposes Covid-19 patients go to work

The Ministry of Health has reported to the Prime Minister and the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on several issues related to epidemic prevention and control measures. 

PM orders gradual normalisation of COVID-19 pandemic

PM Pham Minh Chinh requested the gradual normalisation of the COVID-19 pandemic at a teleconference between the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control with ministries, sectors, and 63 provinces and cities.

COVID-19: from pandemic to endemic status

The number of Covid-19 cases in Hanoi is increasing rapidly, but public awareness about the disease is very different from before, with Covid-19 now considered endemic.

COVID-19 to be considered an endemic disease in Vietnam

Given the emergence of various COVID-19 variants globally, including Omicron, many experts believe that achieving the goal of herd immunity to eradicate the disease is difficult, and COVID-19 may be approaching the endemic disease stage.

Vietnam seeks to treat Covid as common disease

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the Ministry of Health to learn from other countries’ experiences to work out appropriate and effective solutions to consider Covid-19 as a normal disease.

Hanoi postpones school reopenning plan for grades 1 to 6 in inner districts

Hanoi on February 18 adjusted the plan to allow students from grades one to six in 12 inner districts to return to school for face-to-face learning from February 21.

Drug watchdog grants permission for locally-made drugs containing Molnupiravir

The Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health on February 17 granted permission for circulation of three drugs containing Molnupiravir manufactured in Vietnam for the treatment of Covid-19.

19.2% of children in Vietnam contracted COVID-19 since pandemic began

About 490,000 children in Vietnam were confirmed to have contracted coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, according to deputy health minister Nguyen Truong Son.

Vietnam registers record 21,909 coronavirus cases

Vietnam recorded 21,909 cases of COVID-19 in 63 localities during 24 hours from 4pm February 7 to 4pm February 8, including 8 imported cases, up over 5,000 cases from the previous day, according to the Ministry of Health.

Amazing volunteers give their all in pandemic battle

Thousands of people of different generations have volunteered to join the country’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19, and their acts of kindness have contributed to helping many overcome the most difficult times in their lives.

Vietnam climbs 28 notches in latest COVID-19 recovery index

Vietnam has risen a total of 28 places to reach 90th position in the latest edition of Nikkei's COVID-19 Recovery Index which was issued in early February.

Doctors work hard to save critical pregnant COVID-19 patients

Saving the lives of COVID-19 patients, particularly those who are pregnant, has been the invaluable gift of thousands of medical workers who have been working day and night across the country.

Health ministry announces new COVID-19 level assessment

The Ministry of Health on Thursday issued new guidelines on COVID-19 risk level assessment, in line with the Government’s resolution on safe adaptation, flexible and effective control of the pandemic.

Procurement of medical equipment during Covid-19 is a sensitive issue: MOH

Mistakes in purchasing medical equipment and materials to serve the fight against Covid-19 can easily be perceived as examples of wrongdoings and embezzlement.

Gov’t orders adjustments to ineffective anti-Covid measures

The Government Office has issued a dispatch urging the Ministry of Health to alter the implementation of ineffective Covid-19 response measures in a number of provinces.

Women’s football team: COVID-19 infections rise to 11

The number of members of the national women’s football team infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus has risen to 11 following the results of PCR tests announced on January 13.

Army General speaks about pandemic-response proposal, Prime Minister’s brainstorming decision

Proposing a declaration of a state of emergency in response to the Covid-19 pandemic was a “proposal of nerves”, not only for the Party, State and Government’s leaders, but also for ministries and appropriate agencies.

Why COVID-19 caseload and death toll on the rise: Ministry of Health

Although the pandemic situation in the country is fundamentally under control, new infections and fatalities are still being recorded.