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The SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sub-lineage BA.5 has entered Vietnam and may overwhelm the old sub-lineage BA.2 which is dominant in the country, according to Prof. Dr. Phan Trong Lan, Director of the Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine.

PM orders gradual normalisation of COVID-19 pandemic

PM Pham Minh Chinh requested the gradual normalisation of the COVID-19 pandemic at a teleconference between the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control with ministries, sectors, and 63 provinces and cities.

HCM City randomly conduct genome sequencing for Omicron variant

Ho Chi Minh City is randomly conducting genome sequencing of positive test samples for the emergence of the Omicron variant in the community, said an official of the municipal Department of Health.

Five new community Omicron cases found in HCM City

HCM City’s health authorities on Friday announced five community Omicron cases found during random screening.

First Omicron community case in Hanoi recovers

The first locally acquired Omicron case in Hanoi capital has recovered from the virus, the Hanoi Department of Health announced on January 26 evening.

COVID-19: Most Omicron cases in Vietnam show no symptoms

Most COVID-19 infections related to the Omicron variant of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Vietnam show no symptoms.

Omicron spreads to 11 localities in Vietnam

The highly contagious Omicron variant has spread to 11 cities and provinces nationwide, with Binh Duong reporting its first Omicron-infected case. In addition, HCMC has reported three more Omicron cases.

Vietnam detects three first Omicron cases in community

The Ba Muoi Thang Tu Hospital in HCMC today, January 19, reported three locally-infected Omicron cases, which are the first Omicron cases in the community in Vietnam.

Da Nang, Long An record four more Omicron cases, bringing Vietnam's total to 35

The southern province of Long An has reported its first Omicron case while the central city Da Nang logged three more, bringing the national tally to 35.

COVID-19: 15,779 new infections recorded, Hanoi tops localities

As many as 15,779 people have tested positive for coronavirus in 60 cities and provinces across Vietnam during the past 24 hours, with Hanoi capital topping localities in infection number.

Health Ministry warns of high risk of spreading Omicron in the community

The Ministry of Health has warned that there is a high risk of spreading the Omicron variant among the community.

HCM City issues quarantine procedure for arrivals in face of Omicron

HCM City People’s Committee has just issued urgent guidelines for a five-step quarantine procedure for arriving passengers amid the emergence of the Omicron variant in Vietnam.

Vietnam's first Omicron case released from hospital

The Hanoi-based Military Central Hospital 108 said on January 2 that Vietnam's first confirmed Omicron case has been discharged from the hospital on the same day after testing negative for coronavirus a day earlier.

Ho Chi Minh City confirms five Omicron cases

Five cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been detected in Ho Chi Minh City, according to the municipal Department of Health.

HCMC to tighten supervision, strengthen measures against omicron variant

HCMC has five suspected cases of the new omicron variant of coronavirus on December 31. The city’s healthcare sector, districts and Thu Duc City have to strengthen the supervision to identify Omicron cases quickly.

14 more Omicron cases detected in Vietnam

Vietnamese epidemiologists have discovered an additional 14 Omicron cases following the first identified in Hanoi a couple of days ago.

Low risks of community transmission from Vietnam's first Omicron case low: health ministry

The risk of community transmission of the new variant from the Vietnam's first Omicron case detected on Tuesday remains low, according to Phan Trong Lan, director of the General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health.

Hanoi, HCM City's Omicron response plan criticised for obstructing planned resumption of int'l flights

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said Hanoi and HCM City’s COVID-19 requirements for foreign arrivals are not conducive to the planned resumption of regular international flights next year.

Hanoi applies centralised quarantined for passengers from countries with Omicron

Hanoi authorities have ordered all passengers on flights, which depart from countries where the Omicron variant is present to follow regulations on centralised quarantine regardless of passenger history, vaccinations or prior COVID-19 infections.

Vietnam confirms first case of Omicron variant infection

An entrant returning from the UK was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on December 28 to be the first Omicron case recorded in the nation.