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Health authorities warn of possible COVID-19 resurgence

The HCM City Health Department has warned of the potential risk of a COVID-19 resurgence in the city amid a wave of cases emerging in many Western-Pacific countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Guam, and Brunei.

Ministry encourages mask-wearing, disinfection given downgraded COVID-19 status

The Ministry of Health has issued a dispatch to ministries, government agencies, and people's committees of centrally run localities regarding the prevention and control of COVID-19 as a Group B disease.

National conference reviews three-year fight against COVID-19

The Cabinet leader recalled “the most challenging periods with worries and concerns in an unprecedented pandemic situation”.

Masks still recommended as health ministry downgrades COVID-19 to Class B

Regular risk assessments should still be conducted, and corresponding response measures should be implemented to prevent and control outbreaks at different risk levels.

Vietnam downgrades Covid-19 to flu-like status

Vietnam has officially downgraded the classification of Covid-19 to a Class B infectious disease from October 20 following a decision signed by Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Lien Huong.

Health Ministry proposes amendments to COVID-19 regulations

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has proposed to amend the regulations related to COVID-19 as the number of new cases has consistently remained low in recent weeks.

Localities urged to proactively combat rising COVID-19 cases due to new variant

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has issued a directive on proactive implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures, infectious diseases, as well as measures to prevent the resurgence of the pandemic.

USAID and UNICEF provide 590 vaccine refrigerators to VN

The US Agency for International Development, in partnership with UNICEF, has delivered 590 vaccine refrigerators to Vietnam as part of the support to further improve cold chain systems for routine immunization and COVID-19 vaccination campaigns.

COVID-19 patients will not be given free treatment when disease downgraded

COVID-19 patients will not be given free treatment when the disease is downgraded from its current placement in Class A infectious diseases to Class B, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Lien Huong.

Downgrading COVID-19 to Group-B infectious disease to change healthcare system

On Saturday, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control approved the downgrade in the classification of COVID-19.

COVID-19 meets criteria for Group B infectious diseases: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, who is also Head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, chaired the committee's 20th meeting via teleconference with all 63 provinces and centrally-run cities of the country.

VN to consider downgrading COVID-19 to flu-like status

According to the health ministry's statistics, to date, Vietnam has recorded over 11.6 million COVID-19 infections, with total recoveries logged at 10.63 million.

VND230 trillion mobilized for Covid-19 combat in 2020-2022

More than VND230 trillion, or roughly US$10 billion, was mobilized to directly serve the Covid-19 prevention and control effort between 2020 and 2022, according to a report by a National Assembly (NA) supervisory delegation.

Vietnam should consider announcing the end of COVID-19: NA deputy

At the ongoing fifth session of the 15th National Assembly (NA) held on May 29, Nguyen Lan Hieu of the NA Delegation of Binh Dinh province suggested that the end of COVID-19 should be announced.

How the VND230 trillion budgeted for Covid-19 was spent

A supervision team has submitted to the National Assembly a report on monitoring the mobilization, management and use of resources to prevent and control Covid-19, and implement policies and laws on grassroots and preventive medicine.

PM seeks to declare Covid-19 pandemic is over

The prime minister has told the Ministry of Health to coordinate with other relevant agencies to prepare the necessary documents for shifting Covid-19 from type A to type B infectious disease and announce the Covid-19 pandemic is over in Vietnam.

Death rate from Covid-19 higher than from other infectious diseases in Vietnam

The rate of people dying from Covid-19 in Vietnam is at 0.37 percent, still higher than the rate from other infectious diseases which is at 0.09 percent, said a senior health official.

WHO representative: too soon to claim COVID-19 is like seasonal flu

In spite of high herd immunity due to infections and vaccinations, people still need to be vigilant and take appropriate measures, she said.

Vietnam records highest daily number of COVID-19 infections in six months

Vietnam recorded 3,399 new COVID-19 cases on May 5, the highest daily number over the past six months, according to the Ministry of Health.

COVID-19 deaths on the rise again in Vietnam

After four months without recording a single death caused by COVID-19, Vietnam logged its first case in mid-April, and more than 10 COVID-related deaths have since been documented in the country.