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The Government, in its report on the COVID-19 prevention and control submitted to the National Assembly (NA) on January 4, affirmed that the Viet A Technologies JSC had took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to seek illegal profit.

Resolution 128 a game changer in Vietnam’s COVID-19 fight

Resolution 128 is of great significance in COVID-19 fight and economic recovery, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong said.

Vietnam's first Omicron case released from hospital

The Hanoi-based Military Central Hospital 108 said on January 2 that Vietnam's first confirmed Omicron case has been discharged from the hospital on the same day after testing negative for coronavirus a day earlier.

More than 14 urgent notifications about Covid-19 transmitted via Zalo in 2021

Zalo, with 67 million active users, plays an important role in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam.

High COVID fatality rate among over 50s calls for better protection

The classification of COVID-19 patients need to prioritise high-risk groups, particularly those over 50 years old, have underlying conditions or are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated, said deputy minister of health Nguyen Truong Son.

Health Ministry redefines COVID-19 case criteria

The Ministry of Health on December 29 issued new definitions of COVID cases, suspected cases and close contacts in a bid to detect and manage new infections quicker and more effectively.

Stronger partnership strengthens health care for long-lasting impact

As Vietnam battles the 4th wave of COVID-19 pandemic lingering since late April, much of the country's resources have been streamlined to treat the infected people, limit transmissions and accelerate the national vaccination campaign.

Vietnam confirms first case of Omicron variant infection

An entrant returning from the UK was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on December 28 to be the first Omicron case recorded in the nation.

Act as if Omicron is in Vietnam: Deputy PM Dam

In light of the spread of the Omicron variant in Southeast Asia and around the world, Vietnam should act as though the variant is already in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said.

Health Ministry assigns one medical worker to 30-50 Covid patients at home

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has asked grassroots healthcare units to care for Covid patients at home. One medical worker will be in charge of 30-50 patients or more.

Fully-vaccinated F1 individuals allowed to self-isolate at home

In a document sent to the People’s Committees of cities and provinces, the ministry asked F1 cases to self-isolate at home within seven days and self-monitor their health for the next seven days. 

COVID-19 patients to be charged medical fees if they refuse vaccine

Several localities have proposed to charge COVID-19 patients with treatment fees if they refuse the vaccine without any contraindications.

HCM City to compile ‘big data’ on COVID vaccinations to ensure complete coverage

HCM City authorities will compile “big data” on COVID vaccinations as part of its vaccination campaign to ensure that “no one is left behind.” 

HCMC approves health strategy in new normal state

The People's Committee in HCM City has just decided to approve the Health Strategy in the new normal state of flexible adaptation and effective control of the Covid-19 epidemic in the city to ensure safety for people's health.

People aged 18 and older must receive two full jabs of COVID vaccines by late Dec: PM

PM Pham Minh Chinh has underlined the necessity of providing two injections for people over 18 years old, as well as a third jab for those who need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than December 31.

Lawmakers agree to issue Resolution on policies, mechanisms for COVID-19 fight

The National Assembly Standing Committee offered opinions on the adoption of health care policies and mechanisms in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic during a meeting in Hanoi on December 8.

Vietnam sets new strategy to reduce Covid-19 related deaths

After giving the first Covid-19 vaccine dose to almost all adults, Vietnam is turning to a new strategy to curb the number of Covid-19 deaths.

More medical workers sent to southern localities on COVID missions

More volunteer medical workers have been sent to the southern region as COVID-19 cases and fatalities continue to increase.

Personal health and children’s education are of great concern during the COVID-19 pandemic: survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe impacts to all parts of life across Vietnam in 2021. A survey has found that the biggest concerns of Vietnamese people during the pandemic has been their health and their children's education.

COVID sends increasing number of children to hospital

The number of children under 16 hospitalised with COVID-19 in HCM City has risen recently, with many unaware of the infection until visits to doctors with flu-like symptoms such as cough and fever, according to the Department of Health.