Vietnam should stay vigilant despite lack of community transmission: experts

Although no community transmission of the novel coronavirus has been reported in Vietnam in the past 60 days, the country should continue to stay vigilant, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Vietnam should stay vigilant despite lack of community transmission: experts

A health worker measures blood pressure for a foreign expert before he is quarantined.

The COVID-19 pandemic in the world is unpredictable, especially in China, a neighbouring country with Vietnam, it said.

After nearly two months with almost no new community coronavirus infections, China has detected dozens of new cases in recent days, all linked to a major wholesale food market. This raised concerns about a resurgence of the disease.

The committee urged people to take measures to prevent and combat COVID-19 in the new situation, and exercise “double duty” in accordance with the direction of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc – developing the economy while preventing COVID-19.

The country will continue preventing the risk of disease outbreaks from outside and strictly control entry, with quarantine upon arrival necessary so as not to spread the pandemic to the community.

The entry of foreign experts and skilled labourers should be facilitated while assuring they would not be a source of infection.

It was a must to ensure social security and pay attention to support the poor.

No new coronavirus infections were recorded in Vietnam on Monday, the committee said.

So far, 334 infections have been reported in the country, including 194 imported cases which were quarantined upon arrival.

As many as 323 patients, or 96.7 per cent of the total, have recovered from the disease, and there have been no deaths.

 

Among the remaining 11 still under treatment, one has tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once and three at least twice.

At present, 8,792 people are being kept in quarantine, including 96 in hospitals, 7,778 in other quarantine facilities and 918 at home.

According to Luong Ngoc Khue, director of the Health Ministry’s Department for Medical Examination and Treatment, Patient 91, a British pilot and also the most severe case in Vietnam, continued to show miracle improvement, but he still needs many more weeks for a full recover.

The patient, Scotsman Stephen Cameron, now does not need mechanical ventilation and can breathe on his own. 

His pulse, blood pressure, and blood oxygen have become stable. He is conscious and can communicate well with others; however, his legs remain weak.

He is able to take in 1,250ml of soup and milk every day. His kidney, heart and liver functions have also recovered. He is no longer prescribed any type of antibiotics.

Several days ago, the patient could sit firmly in a wheelchair and sunbathe in the balcony of Cho Ray Hospital. He could move his hands and legs, press a keyboard, and use the mobile phone.  VNS

Rebooting the economy during Covid-19

Rebooting the economy during Covid-19

Governments in Asia and the Pacific must think about two things when restarting their economies: when to do it and how.

Restart the economy, while keeping clear of COVID-19: PM's Decree 19

Restart the economy, while keeping clear of COVID-19: PM's Decree 19

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday issued a new set of guidelines on measures to keep the country clear of COVID-19 while its economy restarts after strict social distancing measures were relaxed.

 
 

Other News

.
Social insurance policy - Welfare fulcrum of the people
Social insurance policy - Welfare fulcrum of the people
SOCIETYicon  01/06/2020 

On May 23, the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) and the Vietnam Post (VNPost) jointly organized the launching ceremony to respond to the month-long campaign that calls for people to participate in voluntary social insurance.

Pay rises hinging on recovery policy
Pay rises hinging on recovery policy
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

If adopted, an increase in the region-based minimum wage for non-state employees next year will further pressurise local businesses, almost all of which are making efforts to deal with the aftermath of the global health crisis.

Taiwanese drug trafficker sentenced to death in Vietnam
Taiwanese drug trafficker sentenced to death in Vietnam
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on July 2 handed down a death sentence on a Taiwanese citizen charged with trafficking an extremely large amount of heroin from Vietnam to Taiwan.

Giant crocodile-shaped bread excites local diners
Giant crocodile-shaped bread excites local diners
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

Batches of crocodile-shaped bread weighing a hefty 1.5kg with a length of 60cm are being sold at a store in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, provoking a buzz on social media in recent days.

Hanoi to inspect pavements’ stone paving
Hanoi to inspect pavements’ stone paving
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

Stone paving for pavements along streets will be closing supervised following a request from the chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.

Quang Tri exhibition features Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa
Quang Tri exhibition features Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  02/07/2020 

A mobile exhibition giving visitors an insight into the historical and legal evidence proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos was opened in Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri on July 1.

Hanoi to adjust 16 bus routes due to Thang Long Bridge repair
Hanoi to adjust 16 bus routes due to Thang Long Bridge repair
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

Hanoi will adjust 16 bus routes due to repairs being conducted on Thang Long Bridge this month.

Traffic safety improves in first half of the year due to pandemic, laws
Traffic safety improves in first half of the year due to pandemic, laws
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

Traffic safety situation in Vietnam had improved greatly in the first half of this year, largely due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and two new laws, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has said.

Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asian July 2
Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asian July 2
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

Four more COVID-19 patients recover, total hits 340

Two suffocate in Cao Bang cave
Two suffocate in Cao Bang cave
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

Two people in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang have been found dead in a local cave.

Peaceful moments captured in scenes from 1990s Hanoi
Peaceful moments captured in scenes from 1990s Hanoi
PHOTOSicon  02/07/2020 

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at some photos taken by German photographer Hans-Peter Grumpe between 1991 and 1992 depicting local residents spending their time around Ho Guom, also known as Sword Lake, in the heart of Hanoi.

International University students win prizes at University Physics Competition
International University students win prizes at University Physics Competition
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

Three student teams at International University from the space engineering programme under the Vietnam National University-HCM City won prizes at the 10th University Physics Competition.

HCM City hospital performs liver transplant without foreign doctors’ assistance
HCM City hospital performs liver transplant without foreign doctors’ assistance
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

Doctors at the University Medical Centre in HCM City have performed liver transplants for 11 patients two years after being trained in the procedure by doctors from South Korean’s ASAN Medical Centre.

Traffic accidents in Vietnam down 19 pct. y-o-y in first half
Traffic accidents in Vietnam down 19 pct. y-o-y in first half
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

The National Committee on Traffic Safety has announced that Vietnam saw a 19 percent year-on-year decline in the number of traffic accidents in the first half of this year - the biggest fall in many years.

Suspected case in HCM City negative for SARS-CoV-2
Suspected case in HCM City negative for SARS-CoV-2
SOCIETYicon  02/07/2020 

A 31-year-old man from Indonesia suspected of having COVID-19 has tested negative for the coronavirus.

A foreigner with mild COVID-19 symptoms found in HCM City
A foreigner with mild COVID-19 symptoms found in HCM City
SOCIETYicon  01/07/2020 

A foreign national has tested mild positive for SARS-CoV-2 after displaying symptoms relating to the deadly virus at FV Hospital in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City, according to a statement issued by local health officials on July 1.

WB grants US$422 mln to higher education, urban development projects in Vietnam
WB grants US$422 mln to higher education, urban development projects in Vietnam
SOCIETYicon  01/07/2020 

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 30 approved financing for two projects worth a total of US$422 million to help build a climate-resilient city in the Mekong Delta and improve the quality of Vietnam’s three national universities.

Vietnam faces highest unemployment for a decade
Vietnam faces highest unemployment for a decade
SOCIETYicon  01/07/2020 

As of June, 30.8 million people aged over 15 have been laid off, lost jobs or got fewer wages due to fewer work hours because of Covid-19, according to the Department of Employment.

Vietnam-funded high school handed over to Lao school
Vietnam-funded high school handed over to Lao school
VIETNAM & WORLDicon  01/07/2020 

The Bun Nua district High School, built from non-refundable aid provided by the Vietnamese Government, was inaugurated and handed over to Phongsaly District, Laos, 

Three cases of diphtheria reported in Kon Tum
Three cases of diphtheria reported in Kon Tum
SOCIETYicon  01/07/2020 

The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on Monday evening reported three cases of diphtheria, bringing the total number in the province since the beginning of this year to eight.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN