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Omicron sub-variant BA.2.10 detected in Vietnam

Despite the daily number of COVID-19 cases sharply declining, HCM City has recorded several infections caused by the XBB or BA.2.10 sub-strain of the Omicron COVID variant, announced the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases on January 4.

Antibody-eluding Omicron subvariant BA.5 dominant in northern region

The rapidly spreading strain accounts for 60 per cent of the cases, with the other subvariants like BA.2 and BA.2.74 accounting for most of the remaining.

Highly-infectious BA.2.74 Omicron sub-variant detected in Vietnam

Vietnam has detected a number of new, highly-contagious Omicron sub-variants, including BA.2.74, said the General Department of Preventive Medicine on August 17.

New sub-variants of Omicron strain detected in Vietnam

The number of COVID-19 cases is currently increasing both globally and in the country due to the recent rapid spread of the Omicron variant, according to information given by the General Department of Preventive Medicine.

Vietnam faces new Covid-19 outbreaks from new variants

Vietnam's two largest cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are facing new outbreaks of the Covid-19 pandemic following the detection of Omicron subvariant BA.5 and the slow pace of vaccination.

PM urges faster COVID-19 vaccination in face of sub-variant BA.5

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered faster administration of the third and fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine as part of measures against the unpredictable pandemic situation, especially when the sub-variant BA.5 has appeared in Vietnam.

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sub-lineage BA.5 enters Vietnam

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.