Hanoi reported 93 positive cases of COVID-19 including 54 community cases from 6pm on Friday to 6pm on Saturday.
Localities across the country need to remain proactive in dealing with new COVID-19 clusters, said members of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in a recent meeting.
COVID-19 patients in HCM City who do not meet the criteria for home quarantine will be allowed to stay at a designated quarantine facility in their local area or at their company,
The Mekong Delta provinces are scrambling to control an unexpected surge in community cases of COVID-19, with many showing unknown sources of infection.
The Mekong Delta provinces are faced with a high risk of COVID-19 infections with 1.6 per cent of people returning from pandemic hotspots testing positive for the virus after the provinces resumed production under the “new normal”.
Hanoi City’s health authority has made a list of 680,000-840,000 children at 12 to 17 years of age eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccine shots, according to the Hanoi Center for Disease Control.
Hanoi will only require testing for those who come from COVID-19-affected areas at level 4 (very high risk) and quarantine for people from the areas at level 3 (high risk), according to the city's Department of Health.
Most of the 1,500 orphaned COVID-19 youngsters are living in families of freelance workers in HCM City. Without financial or spiritual assistance, the previously limited path to these children's future has become even more bleak.
In late July this year, the Obstetrics Hospital of Can Tho City welcomed three very special deliveries.
HCM City has been assessed as being at level 2, or medium risk of pandemic, in the four levels of risk under the Government’s Resolution 128.
A senior medical expert has warned that even though social distancing regulations have been greatly eased in Hanoi, the capital city is still at risk of further COVID-19 outbreaks.
Vietnam spent VND45.6 trillion (nearly US$2 billion) from its budget on pandemic prevention and control and supporting people who face difficulties due to COVID-19, as of October 15, according to the Ministry of Finance.
The Ministry of Education has issued a set of safety criteria in COVID-19 prevention and control for all educational systems nationwide as a basis for deciding whether schools are allowed to open.
National Assembly Chair Vuong Dinh Hue said voters expect decisions on two important issues – how to prevent and control the pandemic in the time to come and how to recover socio-economic development.
At present, a total of 11,409 patients are under treatment in HCM City, including 369 severe cases.
Fifty five cities and provinces across the country have completed their assessment COVID-19 risk levels as of October 20, following the new guidelines on safe adaption to the pandemic.
As many as 2,093 children, including more than 1,500 in Ho Chi Minh City, have fallen victims to the latest COVID-19 outbreak after their parents died of the virus.
Several ministries have been asked to facilitate Vietnamese people and foreigners’ exit from and entry into the country.