return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Health Ministry confirms over 15,200 fresh Covid-19 infections

The Ministry of Health confirmed 15,218 new Covid-19 cases this evening, December 26, including 36 imported cases and 15,182 locally-transmitted cases, down 377 domestic cases against yesterday.

{keywords}

 

Among the 62 provinces and cities that reported new infections, the capital city of Hanoi continued to take the lead for the sixth straight day, at 1,910 cases, followed by Tay Ninh with 928 cases. Vinh Long, Binh Dinh, Dong Thap, Khanh Hoa, and Can Tho recorded around 700-890 cases each.

The ministry also reported 207 Covid fatalities in the day, including 36 in HCMC, 24 in An Giang, and 16 in Tien Giang, sending the country’s death toll to more than 31,200. Meanwhile, over 18,500 coronavirus patients were announced to have fully recovered, taking the country’s total number of recoveries to over 1.24 million.

In related news, in Binh Duong Province, between December 28 and 31, the Becamex International Hospital and the My Phuoc General Hospital will give the booster shot to foreign experts and people 18 and older that are living, working in this southern locality, according to a dispatch recently issued by the provincial Department of Foreign Affairs.

In another development, the government of Lam Dong Province has announced that this Central Highlands province will suspend operations of interprovincial Covid-19 checkpoints starting tomorrow, December 27, reported Tuoi Tre newspaper.

As of December 24, the second-dose vaccination rate in Lam Dong had reached 75.9%. Of them, the second-dose rate among the over-18s population of the province was 96.1%. In order to safely and flexibly adapt to and effectively control Covid, the provincial government approved the provincial health authority’s proposal to suspend the interprovincial Covid checkpoints.

By this afternoon, Lam Dong was operating two interprovincial checkpoints. One of them was set up at the Chuoi Pass on the National Highway 20 section passing through Da Huoai District to monitor people entering the province from HCMC, Dong Nai, and other southern localities. The other one is located in Lac Duong District, monitoring people coming from the neighboring province of Khanh Hoa.

 

Source: SGGP

Booster shots eligible after three months from second COVID-19 vaccine dose: Health ministry

Booster shots eligible after three months from second COVID-19 vaccine dose: Health ministry

The Vietnamese health ministry has reduced the waiting time between the second COVID-19 vaccine dose of the primary course and the booster shot.

MORE NEWS

Mulan storm heading towards Mong Cai City

The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting informed that at 7:00pm August 9, Mulan was located in the Northeast of Paracel Islands, about 290km Southeast of Hainan Island (China).

Building on the ASEAN Community

August 8 marked ASEAN’s 55th anniversary of establishment. Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son writes about the journey of ASEAN development and Vietnam’s contributions to the organisation.

Flight returns to Hanoi with sick Japanese passenger

A flight of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines had to return to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on Monday while travelling to Japan to save a Japanese boy who suffered from severe nosebleeds.

Vietnam needs skilled workforce to become upper-middle-income economy by 2035: WB

Vietnam will need a skilled workforce to transform itself into an upper-middle-income economy by 2035, the World Bank has suggested in its recently-released report named “Taking Stock: Educate to Grow”.

Da Nang launches tourism programme to attract RoK visitors

The Da Nang Department of Tourism has recently organised a special tourism promotion in Seoul aiming to attract a large number of travelers from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to the central city in the post COVID-19 pandemic period.

Vietnamese instant noodles under the microscope in Cambodia

Cambodian authorities will conduct an inspection of instant noodles imported from Vietnam that are alleged to contain banned substances ethylene oxide said to exceed the permit limits set by the EU, according to Vietnam’s Trade Office in Cambodia.

Vietnam sees increasing investment in education: report

Investment in education in Vietnam tended to increase steadily over the past decade, according to a report by the Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences (VNIES).

Vietnam's fisheries businesses face export growth slowdown

Enterprises in the fisheries sector are facing an export slowdown after strong shipments in the first months of 2022, which may subsequently affect their growth in the time ahead.

US extends duty evasion investigation into plywood from Vietnam

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the extension of the deadline for issuing its final conclusion on a trade remedy duty evasion investigation into hardwood plywood imported from Vietnam.

Forest covers 42.02% of Vietnam’s total area by end of 2021

Vietnam had 14,745,201ha of forest area, of which 10,171,757 ha are natural forests and 4,573,444 ha are planted ones, including open canopy forests, as of December 1, 2021.

Da Nang, Finance Ministry top Digital Transformation Index

Da Nang and the Ministry of Finance once again topped the Digital Transformation Index (DTI) rankings for 2021, the Ministry of Information and Telecommunications announced on August 8.

“Da Nang Electronic Carnival” rave to take place on August 13-14

Residents and tourists to the central city of Da Nang are expected to have “sleepless nights” at the “Da Nang Electronic Carnival - Take Me To The Sun” festival scheduled for August 13-14.

Universities with autonomy complain about overlapping legal documents

Leaders of many universities and academies say they face many obstacles implementing the autonomy regime because of inconsistent legal framework.

The rush for 'lucky' numbers on vehicle plates begins in Vietnam

Analysts say that demand for vehicle number plates with numbers that bring good luck is very high.

HCMC draws up plan to prohibit passenger cars from entering inner city

Under a draft plan opened by the HCM City Transport Department for public opinion, the plan on prohibiting passenger cars from entering the inner city will be implemented in two stages.
back_to_top