The Ministry of Health has proposed considering COVID-19 a Group A infectious disease, not an endemic disease in its latest draft on COVID-19 prevention and control measures in the new situation.
Health ministry asks localities to start inoculation for children aged 5-11 right when COVID vaccines arrive
The health ministry has asked localities to prepare to carry out the inoculation of children aged 5-11 years old against COVID-19 as soon as the vaccines are distributed, likely to be in early April.
Vietnam has spent a total of VND19,900 billion (roughly US$865 million), importing COVID-19 test kits since the pandemic broke out in 2020, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
The Government will study how to remove Covid-19 from the list of class A infectious diseases, which are extremely dangerous, according to the anti-pandemic program in 2022-2023.
The National Assembly Standing Committee has urged the Government to early issue a master plan on COVID-19 prevention and control for 2022-2023 to deal with many urgent issues.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has proposed allowing positive cases (F0s) and contacts of Covid patients (F1) to continue to work during quarantine. Many patients do not agree with the proposal.
Ho Chi Minh City is examining the possibility of allowing COVID-19 infected cases (F0) and close-contact cases (F1) to return to the workplace if their health is guaranteed.
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.
The Ministry of Health has proposed to temporarily stop announcing new COVID-19 cases on a daily basis to the public amid case spike.