HCM City completes Covid-19 testing in orange and red zones

Testing for Covid-19 for people in orange (high risk) and red (very high risk) zones in HCM City was completed on August 27.

TP.HCM hoàn thành việc xét nghiệm đối với vùng cam, vùng đỏ

Ho Chi Minh City is speeding up covid testing for local people. Photo: Truong Thanh Tung

For green, near-green and yellow areas (free and nearly-free Covid-19 areas), the testing rates were 35%, 19% and 37% completed, respectively, according to a press conference on Covid-19 prevention and control in HCM City yesterday.

In order to achieve the planned goals and implement the direction of the Minister of Health, the HCM City Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control asked localities and agencies to accelerate Covid-19 testing to complete the first test for Covid-19 by August 30 for green, near-green and yellow areas and by September 1 for the second test in the orange and red zones.

The total number of Covid-19 cases as of 6am on August 29 was 205,466, according to the Ministry of Health, including 205,023 cases of infection with sources in the community. As many as 40,259 patients are under treatment, including 2,415 children under 16 years old, 2,736 critically ill patients who need ventilators, and 15 patients who need ECMO intervention. On August 28, 2,246 patients were discharged from the hospital, raising the total number of discharged patients since January 1 to 104,844.

By August 28, HCM City had administered 5,865,276 of vaccine doses, with 5,577,285 people getting the first dose and 287,991 two doses. The number of vaccinated people over 65 years old and those with underlying diseases totals 632,073.

From August 23 to 29, nearly 6,300 people were fined for breaking the rules on social distancing, with a total amount of VND8.9 billion.

 

During this time, the number of newly detected infection cases increased, with an average of 4,740 cases of positive cases per day.

As of August 29, the city had welcomed 4,666 medical staff from hospitals managed by the Ministry of Health; 786 officers and soldiers of the Ministry of Public Security; and 11,177 soldiers and doctors from the Ministry of National Defense and military zones who came to help the city to help the fight against the epidemic.

Regarding antiviral drugs, the city has been distributing three bags of medicine to Covid-19 patients. Bag A includes antipyretic and vitamin; bag B includes anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant drugs; and bag C has Molnupiravir.

Ho Van

Prime Minister: Everyone in HCM City to be tested during social distancing period

Prime Minister: Everyone in HCM City to be tested during social distancing period

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has directed local authorities to perform rapid testing on a large scale. HCM City will conduct Covid-19 test for the entire population during the social distancing period to detect F0 cases as soon as possible.

 
 

Other News

.
‘Sharing with Teachers’ Program still held despite Covid-19 epidemic
‘Sharing with Teachers’ Program still held despite Covid-19 epidemic
SOCIETYicon  24/11/2021 

After many schedule disturbances, the organizers of ‘Sharing with Teachers’ program 2021 still tried to organize a ceremony to pay gratitude for energetic teachers and those who are teaching in remote and mountainous areas on November 11th.

Vietnam produces antiviral Molnupiravir for COVID-19 treatment
Vietnam produces antiviral Molnupiravir for COVID-19 treatment
SOCIETYicon  24/11/2021 

Three Vietnamese pharmaceutical companies have drawn up plans are in the process of producing Molnupiravir, an antiviral drug for COVID-19 treatment, according to the Ministry of Health.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 23
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 23
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Prime Minister meets with former Japanese PM

HCM City still struggling with new Covid cases
HCM City still struggling with new Covid cases
FEATUREicon  23/11/2021 

HCM City Healthcare Department’s Chief Secretariat Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai said the increase in number of new Covid cases in recent days is not a sign of a new Covid-19 wave but the public should continue to take preventive health measures.

HCM City to spend $1.3b to clear inner-city slums along canals
HCM City to spend $1.3b to clear inner-city slums along canals
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

HCM City authorities will spend more than VND28.4 trillion (US$1.3 billion) to relocate all inner-city slums along its canals as part of its scheme to beautify urban landscapes along canals by 2025, said a city official.

Southern provinces strengthen COVID-19 prevention measures as cases increase
Southern provinces strengthen COVID-19 prevention measures as cases increase
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Many southern provinces have strengthened COVID-19 prevention measures as the number of locally transmitted cases has increased in the region.

Hanoi's high school students may return to school next month
Hanoi's high school students may return to school next month
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Given that the COVID-19 vaccination for children goes on at an expected pace, high school students in Hanoi will be allowed to return to school in December.

HCM City recommends 7-day mandatory quarantine for COVID-19 patients
HCM City recommends 7-day mandatory quarantine for COVID-19 patients
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

The HCM City Department of Health has sought permission from the Ministry of Health for a seven-day quarantine period for fully vaccinated and asymptomatic cases with negative COVID-19 test results.

Hanoi starts COVID-19 inoculation for children aged 15-17
Hanoi starts COVID-19 inoculation for children aged 15-17
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Hanoi began vaccinating children aged 15-17 against COVID-19 from November 23 morning, using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Vietnam railway system needs reform
Vietnam railway system needs reform
FEATUREicon  23/11/2021 

Vietnam’s railways have become out of date after 100 years of use. Developing high-speed railways is a solution that has been discussed for years but no decision has ever been made.

Government invests in 12 more projects along North-South Expressway
Government invests in 12 more projects along North-South Expressway
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

The Government proposed another 12 projects covering 729km of road on the North-South Express, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Hanoi mulls policy over home quarantine of patients
Hanoi mulls policy over home quarantine of patients
FEATUREicon  23/11/2021 

The economy comprises many interwoven chains, and one province applying extreme measures can create a deadlock in the entire region and the country.

First day of commercial operations of Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line after two-week free trial
First day of commercial operations of Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line after two-week free trial
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban rail line in Hanoi, the first metro project to be completed and running in Vietnam, officially began commercial operations on November 21, to a lesser ridership than previous days.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 22
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 22
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

Prime Minister to attend 13th ASEM Summit

Vietnam commemorates road traffic victims
Vietnam commemorates road traffic victims
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

The National Traffic Safety Committee, Vietnam Television and Toyota Vietnam jointly hosted a ceremony on November 21 evening to commemorate victims of traffic accidents in Vietnam.

HCM City school classes 9 to 12 to resume next month
HCM City school classes 9 to 12 to resume next month
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

The HCM City Department of Education and Training has recommended that schools should be reopened for fully vaccinated students from grades nine to 12 in COVID-19 low- and medium-risk areas on December 10.

Covid-19 related deaths and critical cases fall sharply in Vietnam
Covid-19 related deaths and critical cases fall sharply in Vietnam
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

After one month of Resolution 128, the number of Covid-19 related deaths and critical cases has dropped sharply, according to the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Vietnam reports 9,889 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday
Vietnam reports 9,889 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday
SOCIETYicon  21/11/2021 

Vietnam reported a total of 9,889 new COVID-19 infections and 76 COVID-related deaths on Sunday.

Localities see more locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19
Localities see more locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19
SOCIETYicon  21/11/2021 

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, Vietnam has put the epidemic under its control nationwide.

HCM City seeks 1.66b USD to build affordable housing for workers
HCM City seeks 1.66b USD to build affordable housing for workers
SOCIETYicon  21/11/2021 

HCMC authorities are seeking 37.6 trillion VND (1.66 billion USD) to build affordable housing for workers over the next five years, of which State revenue will account for no more than 5 percent of the total investment.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN