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Health Minister: children should be sent to primary school, no need to wait for vaccinations

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Training have recommended that local authorities allow children to return to school, and not wait for vaccinations as vaccines are currently for children aged 12 and over.

Ministry of Health corrects test-kit price turmoil

Minister of Heath Nguyen Thanh Long, answering questions from National Assembly Deputies on test kit prices, on November 10 affirmed that test kit prices have been put under control.

92 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, booster shot to start at year-end

Vietnam will implement booster shots by the end of this year, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long told the National Assembly on Wednesday.


Vietnam to give vaccine booster shots later this year

Vietnam has reached agreements for 200 million Covid-19 vaccine doses and has received about 125 million doses.


VN Health Minister seeks solutions from scientists to fight Covid-19 epidemic

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long has sent a letter to organizations and scientists in the health field, calling for their cooperation in proposing practical and feasible solutions and actions to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Health ministry focuses on reducing treatment workload and minimising deaths

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long yesterday emphasised the strategy of reducing treatment workload and minimising deaths from COVID-19 at an online training conference on management, treatment and care of COVID-19 patients and safe vaccination.

Health Ministry to set up 12 intensive care centers

The Ministry of Health has decided to set up 12 Covid-19 national intensive care centers in three regions with the total capacity of 7,900 ICU beds amid the complicated developments of the pandemic in Vietnam.


Health Minister tells people not to be choosy about vaccines

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that all the vaccines used in Vietnam have been licensed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and are being used in other countries.

Vietnam's healthcare faces unprecedented challenges

Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said that the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam is causing serious consequences, posing unprecedented challenges in the history of the country’s healthcare system.

COVID-19 outbreaks under control, as health ministry ramps up talks for vaccines: Minister

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long spoke to the media about his evaluation of the current wave of COVID-19 infections in the country and efforts to secure 150 million vaccines by the end of the year.

Minister of Health explains rapid spread of Covid-19 in Vietnam

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that the current wave of Covid-19 in Vietnam is much more complicated than the previous ones and the new virus variant has spread in an unprecedented way.

Vietnam to purchase US-produced coronavirus vaccines

Vietnam expects to get access to coronavirus vaccine supplies from the United States to support its national COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long has said.

Health Ministers fears for a possible fourth COVID-19 wave

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long has said he is afraid that Vietnam is likely to be confronted with another wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) unless anti-coronavirus measures are tightened.

VN in talks for 90 million doses of Pfizer, Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines: Health minister

Vietnam is in talks with Pfizer for 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in 2022, along with 60 million doses of Sputnik V from Russia, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long announced on Wednesday.

Vietnam needs 150 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines in 2021

Vietnam has negotiated to buy 60 million doses of vaccines and needs an additional 90 million doses, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long at a meeting on February 19.


Covid-19 will not end this year: Health Minister

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long says the Covid-19 pandemic will not end in the first half of this year. He also asked provinces and cities to immediately prepare three scenarios to respond to the pandemic.

24 positive cases related to four Tan Son Nhat airport’s baggage handlers reported

Related to the four latest cases of Covid-19 in HCM City, who are baggage handlers at Tan Son Nhat airport, 24 people are reported to be positive to SARS-CoV-2, said Dr. Nguyen Tri Dung, Director of HCMC Center for Disease Control.

Strategy change: students allowed to leave concentrated quarantined centers

As of February 5, students under 5 years old who are quarantined at concentrated isolation centers will be on home quarantine. Other students can return home one week after having a negative test.

Three COVID-19 treatment hospitals set up in Hai Duong province

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long on January 28 asked relevant units to establish three COVID-19 treatment hospitals in Hai Duong province, where 73 community infection cases were confirmed over the past two days.

nCoV epidemic in Vietnam may hit peak in next 7-10 days: Official

Senior officials said Vietnam has prepared different scenarios for the epidemic, including the possibility of more than 1,000 cases confirmed.