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