Four more COVID-19 patients recover, total hits 340
Four more COVID-19 patients have made a full recovery and were discharged from the National Tropical Diseases Hospital on Thursday morning.
The patients have brought the country’s total recovered to 340, making up 95.7 per cent of total COVID-19 cases in Việt Nam.
They all are female Vietnamese citizens, including Patient 343 and Patient 345, who returned home from Finland and Sweden on June 6, and Patient 354 and Patient 355 from Kuwait on June 18.
Patient 343 (27, living in Cẩm Phả District, Quảng Ninh Province) and Patient 345 (39, living in Bắc Từ Liêm District, Hà Nội), were admitted to the hospital on June 19.
Two other women, including Patient 354 (48, residing in Bình Chánh District, HCM City) and Patient 355 (43, residing in Như Xuân District, Thanh Hóa Province), were admitted to the hospital on June 24.
The four patients had two tests and both came back negative for SARS-CoV-2. They currently have no cough, no chest pain, no breathing difficulties and are in a stable condition.
These patients will continue to be isolated and monitored for the next 14 days.
As of Thursday morning, the health sector reported no new COVID-19 community transmission cases over the past 77 days. The country confirmed total 355 COVID-19 cases and no fatalities have been reported, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
Medical workers check temperature for Lao students
Vietnam recorded no new cases of COVID-19 as of 6pm on July 1, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
The country has gone through 76 consecutive days without new COVID-19 infections in the community.
Among the total 355 confirmed cases, 215 were imported and quarantined upon arrival.
The committee’s treatment sub-committee reported that 336 patients or 94.6 percent of the total have given all-clear and there is no death.
At present, 19 patients are being treated at health facilities nationwide and most are in stable condition. Four tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once and four tested negative at least twice.
As many as 12,960 people having close contact with patients or entering from pandemic-hit areas are quarantined at hospitals, concentrated quarantine facilities, and homes.
One patient recovers, no new cases reported
A 24-year-old Vietnamese man was given the all-clear from COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, according to the latest announcement from the Ministry of Health.
He was the 335th COVID-19 patient in Việt Nam and was receiving treatment at the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
No new cases were reported on Wednesday evening, and Việt Nam has not seen any new cases in the community for 76 days.
At present 19 patients are under treatment. Four of them tested negative for the disease for the first time whereas four others tested negative twice.
More than 12,900 people are under quarantine at hospitals, quarantine centres and at home across the country.
Vietnamese, Indian medical corps discuss COVID-19 prevention
Vietnamese and Indian medical corps engaged in a teleconference on COVID-19 prevention and control on July 1.
The event was co-chaired by Director of the General Department of Logistics’ Military Medical Department Maj. Gen. Nguyen Xuan Kien and his Indian counterpart Lt Gen Anup Banerji.
Participants discussed the state of the pandemic in each nation and shared solutions used in response to the disease.
Exchanging knowledge on diagnosis, prevention and treatment measures, they highlighted the role of the army in the fight against COVID-19.
The sides agreed to continue organising more online conferences on the topic among experts to talk about their demand for cooperation in building treatment plans and assessing drug effectiveness.
IMF hails Vietnam’s anti-pandemic model
A recent article posted on the website of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) spoke highly of Vietnam’s success in the fight against the COVID-19.
It said Vietnam completed the assessment of medical risks, publicised guidance against the disease, promulgated the national-level response plan and established the national steering committee at an early date, adding strict control measures were gradually applied.
While major economies in the world applied a strategy of extensive testing with high costs, Vietnam focused on high-risk cases along with tracking and quarantine, the article pointed out, saying early preventive measures and the use of public and military facilities have helped the country reduce costs in the fight.
Besides, the fund further said, transparency is a very important factor in Vietnam’s success, and the multi-media approach has consolidated the people’s trust and ensured that the whole society abide by pandemic control measures. This is also a significant lesson for other developing countries.
COVID-19: Thai schools reopen, Indonesia and Philippines record new cases
Schools across Thailand reopened on July 1 after months of online teaching due to restriction measures against COVID-19.
Preventive measures are still seriously applied at schools.
Thailand has gone through 37 days in a row without new local transmissions.
As of July 1, the country recorded 3,173 COVID-19 cases, including 58 deaths.
The same day, the Indonesian Ministry of Health reported more 1,385 COVID-19 cases and 58 fatalities, bringing the tallies to 57,770 and 2,934, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Philippines’ health ministry confirmed more 999 infections and four deaths, raising the total to 38,511 and 1,270 respectively.
Indonesian capital extends large-scale social restrictions amid COVID-19
Indonesia’s Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on July 1 announced that the capital is extending its transitional travel restrictions in the city by 14 days and tightening supervision of traditional markets and train services.
The city administration had decided to keep its large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in place until July 15 after reviewing the situation of the pandemic in Jakarta with the COVID-19 task force, Anies said.
Speaking at an online press conference, he highlighted the need for Jakarta to improve the public's discipline in using face masks, washing hands regularly and maintaining social distancing to minimise the number of infections in case of removing restriction measures.
This is the fifth time Jakarta has extended its PSBB since April 10.
As planned, the city administration will deploy military, police and administration officers to supervise the implementation of health protocol at traditional markets and on commuter trains, as those places had become hotbeds of transmission.
As of July 1, Indonesia reported 57,770 COVID-19 cases, including 2,934 deaths.
Vietnamese women in Germany present face masks to locals
A group of female Vietnamese nationals living in the German city of Dresden has contributed to fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic there by sewing and buying face masks to be used by both local residents and medical workers.
Representatives from the Vietnamese female group in Dresden presented a haul of 900 face masks on July 1 to the Evangelisch Clearingstelle church, a local humanitarian organisation.
The group had originally been established for the purpose of helping those living in Berlin without health insurance.
Previously, the Vietnamese group distributed over 250 face masks to the AWO Bayouma-Haus multi-cultural centre in order to provide extra protection for local medical workers.
The group also sewed and presented over 1,000 face masks to a number of offices throughout Berlin.