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VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES MAY 27

Dien Bien rushes to evacuate 26 more households over landslide risk

Authorities in Nam Bo District of Dien Bien Province have decided to quickly evacuate 26 local households from landslide-prone areas.

These 26 households with 136 residents were asked to move to safer places at the earliest to ensure their safety, said a local official.

Over the past few days, Huoi Dap hamlet in Nam Tin Commune, Nam Bo District, has experienced landslides that threaten the life and properties of many households.

From May 25, on the top of a hill in the area, cracks appeared and earth and rocks began falling, prompting one household to demolish their house at midnight.

Mua A Thanh, a local official in the hamlet, said the cracks on the top of the hill were discovered only after earth and rocks fell onto local houses, reported Lao Dong newspaper.

“We quickly called on local residents to move out of this vulnerable area and helped them relocate their assets to a safer place. There remain 26 households in need of immediate evacuation due to the landslide risk,” Thanh said.

The Huoi Dap hamlet is home to 77 households with over 400 people of the Mong ethnic minority group. Of them, 26 households could be affected by the hill landslide risk.

According to Hang Nhe Ly, vice chairman of the district government, the commune authorities and rescue forces were told to approach the scene and call on affected households to move to safer places.

Thundery rains predicted nationwide this weekend

It is forecast that the Central Highlands and Southern regions will continue experiencing thundery showers with rainfalls of 20 mm- 80mm until this weekend. The rainy spells will occur at nighttime. 

From last night to this morning, medium-heavy rains have battered the Northern mountainous provinces of Son La, Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang and Cao Bang.

Through Friday, thundery rains will lash the Northern localities of Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Bac Kan and Cao Bang. 

The same weather condition is predicted in the Southern and Central Highlands regions at nighttime along with risks of cyclone, lightning, hail and whirlwinds.

In related news, the capital city of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho are warned to suffer from moderate to high UV index reading 5.4 to 7.4; and the other cities nationwide will see it range from 6.8 to 9.1, high to very high UV index levels, through this weekend. 

Photo exhibition on Vietnam underway in Algeria

A photo exhibition is underway in Algiers until May 28, aiming to promote Vietnamese products to Algerian friends.

The three-day event, hosted by the Embassy of Vietnam in the African nation, is part of the activities marking the 60th founding anniversary of the Vietnam-Algeria diplomatic ties.

The exhibition offered a range of precious historical moments in the bilateral relations as well as beauty of the countries.

In his opening speech, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Vinh said over the past six decades, bilateral relations have been strengthened through cooperation in multiple fields, expressing his belief that the partnership will further benefit peoples of the countries.

Also on showcase are Vietnamese traditional and craft products, together with performances of martial arts like vovinam and qwankido.

Vietnamese dishes are also served at the event, which aims to bolster exchanges and understanding on Vietnamese culture and the Vietnam-Algeria friendship among Algerian and international friends.

Vietnam, Israel convene fourth political consultation

Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Do Hung Viet and Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Political Director Alon Bar co-chaired the fourth political consultation conference between the two ministries via videoconference on May 26.

As Vietnam and Israel will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic relations in 2023, the two sides agreed on many specific measures to further beef up the partnership between the two countries, including increasing delegation exchange and online meetings of leaders of the two countries as well as representatives of ministries, sectors and localities.

They concurred that the two countries should organise activities of cooperation mechanisms, including the third meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee, and speed up the negotiation of important cooperation agreements such as the Vietnam-Israel Free Trade Agreement and a labour agreement. The two sides should also boost cooperation in investment and science-technology, and consider the launch of a direct air route to facilitate people-to-people exchange, and increase Israel’s support to startup businesses and projects of Vietnam.

Above 25 million people receive vaccine passports

Mr. Nguyen Ba Hung, Deputy Director of the Health Data Center, Information Technology Department under the Ministry of Health, on May 26, said that, so far, more than 25 million people across the country had had vaccine passports. However, through actual inspection in some localities, after more than a month, the cleaning of vaccination data and verification of the vaccine passport are implemented slowly, not ensuring the progress.
 
Mr. Hung explained that many provinces and cities had not drastically directed the cleaning of vaccination data and had not been thorough in guiding, checking, and monitoring. Next, the cleaning vaccination data involved the grassroots police force; however, there was neither direction of the Project No.06 Working Group at all levels nor the participation of other forces to assist the health sector.

Some medical centers still have about 15,000 cases with incorrect personal vaccination information, while there is only one medical staff to perform the tasks of reviewing, verifying, and entering the data into the software. In addition, the system of verification for vaccine passports is not stable, sometimes overloaded when vaccination facilities simultaneously sign in large numbers.

On the evening of the same day, the National Covid-19 Case Management System recorded 1,275 Covid-19 cases in 47 provinces and cities, another 7,223 people recovered from Covid-19, and no deaths. Over 220.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide.

NA deputies spend all day debating draft laws

Legislators debated a number of draft laws on May 26, the fourth day of the third session of the 15th National Assembly.

In the morning, they looked into a proposal on the draft Law on Inspection (amended), and a report assessing the bill, along with another report acquiring feedback on the draft Law on Mobile Police.

The deputies then discussed in groups contentious contents of the draft Law on Mobile Police.

During the afternoon sitting, they continued their group discussions on the draft Law on Inspection (amended), and the draft Law on Medical Examination and Treatment (amended).

On May 27, the legislators are scheduled to opine about other draft revised laws, including the Law on the Implementation of Democracy at Grassroots Level, the Law on Emulation and Reward, the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control and the Law on Insurance Business.

2 donated medical shipments suspended at airport due to document lack
 
The General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) yesterday issued a formal response to the case of 2 anti-pandemic facemask shipments donated by the overseas Vietnamese in Hong Kong (China), German businesses to the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (CCoVFF) still being unable to have customs clearance.
 
GDVC stated that a donating shipment entering Vietnam needs the following papers for customs clearance: an incomplete customs declaration and a decision from a competent authority to accept the donation. However, when the mentioned cargoes came to Vietnam, CCoVFF could not display the two necessary papers of a decision from a competent authority to accept the donation and a donation confirmation declaration certified by a financial agency.

In May 2022, essential documents for the customs procedure consist of an incomplete customs declaration and an import permit from the Health Ministry, since the donation confirmation declaration was canceled by the Finance Ministry according to Circular 23/2022/TT-BTC, issued April 6, 2022. CCoVFF still lacks an import permit from the Health Ministry to carry out customs clearance for the two shipments as regulated.

After receiving questions from delegates of the National Assembly, GDVC immediately directed the customs divisions in Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport to contact CCoVFF to reduce storage fee for the cargoes. It also allows CCoVFF to declare the goods and transport them to proper warehouses. Missing documents will be submitted within 30 days.

At 9:30am on May 26, CCoVFF came to the customs division in Tan Son Nhat International Airport for customs procedure for the shipment there. The other located in Noi Bai International Airport will follow the same declaration step soon. CCoVFF is suggested to contact the Health Ministry for missing papers as regulated in Decree No.98/2021/ND-CP, issued by the Government on November 8, 2021.

Vietnam calls on Asia to maintain peaceful, stable environment for prosperity

Asia needs to play a greater role in maintaining and fostering a peaceful and stable environment conducive to development and prosperity in the region and beyond, on the shared basis of cooperation, understanding, trust and responsibility, Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has said.

Minh made the suggestion while delivering his remarks at the 27th International Conference on the Future of Asia (FOA 2022) in Tokyo on May 26. 

Regarding Vietnam's development policies and orientations, he said the country targets to become a developing country with modern industry by 2025, a developing country with high middle income by 2030, and a developed country with high income by 2045.

Vietnam's development orientation is to develop rapidly and sustainably based on science and technology, innovation and digital transformation and build a green economy and circular economy; putting people as the centre, the subject, the target, and the motivation for development; and implement social advancement and equality; and build a healthy and civilised society, according to the Deputy PM.

The FOA 2022, held in both online and in-person forms, saw the attendance of leaders from Asian countries, including those from Southeast Asian nations such as Lao President Thongloun Sisoulith, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha.

Central Highlands old trees earn ‘heritage tree’ title

A forest of old trees in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has been recognised as ‘heritage trees’ by the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE).
 
The centuries-old include 36 giant crape-myrtle trees, known as “bang lang”, and one old banyan tree in Quang Truc border commune of Dak Nong’s Tuy Duc district.
 
In 2011, VACNE launched a programme to conserve Vietnam’s heritage trees, aiming to select and honour the country’s trees in a bid to conserve their gene sources, while raising public awareness of environmental protection.
 
It also contributes to promoting the diversification and abundance of Vietnam’s flora as well as developing scientific research in the field.
 
To win the honour, the trees must be at least 200 years old in the case of wild trees, and 100 years for the planted. Moreover, the trees should be connected with historical and cultural characteristics of the area where they grow.
 
Those which do not meet the criteria but have special values to science, history or culture will also earn the recognition.

Vietnam in same group with Japan at AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2022 finals

The Vietnamese national futsal team have been drawn to Group D which also comprises Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), and Saudi Arabia at the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2022 finals.

Apart from the strong rival of Japan, the group is considered not a difficult one for Vietnam, as the RoK and Saudi Arabia have lower rankings than Vietnam.

The AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2022 final round is scheduled to take place in Kuwait from September 25 to October 20. The tournament draws 16 teams who are divided into four groups competing in the round-robin format.

The Vietnamese team will gather for training from early August. The team are likely to be trained by a foreign coach.

Ministry, bank sign MoU to promote sustainable green financial development

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote sustainable green finance development, environment protection and climate change response.

The May 26 document aims to help enterprises access the bank's capital, attract investment for responding to climate change, and transform low-carbon economic models and projects on energy transformation for the country’s sustainable development.

It will also strengthen the role of the financial-banking system in encouraging and supporting domestic economic sectors to participate in implementing activities to reduce environmental pollution and respond to climate change, business development towards sustainability.

The ministry will assist the bank in strengthening its capacity for environmental risk assessment and developing criteria for evaluating environmental risks for projects as this is a prerequisite for developing sustainable financial products in accordance with international practices and suitable for the Vietnamese market.

Hanoi initiates ‘flying tourism’ product post COVID-19

Local people and visitors to Hanoi will soon have the chance to take journeys in hot air balloons and helicopters to view the capital from above.

Le Hong Thai, deputy director of Hanoitourist travel agency, put forward the idea of developing a special “flying tourism” product at a recent working session between Hanoi’s Department of Tourism and the administration of Long Bien district.

Thai said the new product is expected to attract visitors that are no longer interested in the products that have been introduced for a long time.

Hanoi in March 2022 launched a hot air balloon festival in Long Bien district as part of “Hanoi Tourism 2022”, a programme which aims to celebrate the reopening of tourism and welcome international tourists back to the capital.

The event highlighted the attraction of this type of tourism, as well as the great current demand among people, according to Hanoi’s Department of Tourism.

Other similar products such as sightseeing helicopter tours are available throughout many provinces and cities, proving that the new tourism trend is part of the recovery process as Vietnam moves past the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Northern Region Air traffic services company, located in Long Bien district, could help the authorities to develop “flying tourism” and attract greater number of visitors to the city, said Trinh Xuan Tung of Hanoi’s Department of Tourism.

Vietnamese-European Documentary Film Festival to open in June

Hanoi is scheduled to host the annual Vietnamese-European Documentary Film Festival from June 3 to June 12, announced the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The event will see entries from 10 European countries, namely Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the UK, and the hosts Vietnam.

During the 10-day festival, audiences will be given the chance to watch documentaries showcasing both Vietnam and other participating countries, many of which have won international awards.

The themes which will be on show are diverse, such as leaving the countryside to the city, responding to climate change, and changing one’s mindset and attitude towards actual social developments, as well as portraits of actors and actresses.

The annual film festival, to be co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), is to further strengthen cultural exchanges between Vietnam and European countries.

There will be also exchanges and dialogues held between various film-makers and Vietnamese audiences to explore contemporary filmmaking trends in international integration.

Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Gambia appointed

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam has decided to appoint Samuel Minyan Jobe, a Gambian citizen, Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Gambia.

A ceremony to hand over the appointment decision to Jobe was held on May 26 by the Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Addressing the ceremony, Pham Hoang Tung, deputy head of the Consular Department, congratulated Jobe on the appointment and expressed his belief that Jobe with his prestige and personal capacity would make efforts to contribute to promoting multifaceted cooperation between the two countries, and to protect the interests of the State, as well as the legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese citizens and legal entities in Gambia.

The Consular Department, the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria and the relevant Vietnamese agencies will create all conditions to support the Honorary Consul to successfully complete the assigned tasks, he assured.

For his part, Jobe vowed to work hard to protect Vietnamese expatriates, support their life in Gambia and contribute to developing relations between the two countries in all fields.

Vietnam has yet to establish a diplomatic mission in Gambia – a potential partner in Africa. The appointment of the Honorary Consul in Gambia is considered an essential step toward realizing a Government approved scheme of developing relations between Vietnam and Middle East-Africa countries for 2016-2025, in order to promote cooperation in economics, trade and culture, science - technology, and education – training, as well as to effectively support the protection of Vietnamese citizens in Gambia.

Miss Earth 2015 returns to Vietnam for HCM City fashion show

Angelia Ong, Miss Earth 2015, arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on May 26 in preparation for a fashion show by Vietnamese designer Tuyet Le.

The beauty will join Karolína Kokešová, Miss Global 2019, on May 27 to model the Rose Secret fashion collection produced by local designer Tuyet Le in Ho Chi Minh City.

The show is taking place as part of Vietnam International Fashion Week 2022 from May 25 to May 29.

Angelia Ong is currently a Filipino model and emcee. The 1.72-metre tall girl was crowned Miss Earth back in 2015.

Since then she has traveled to many countries worldwide and has taken part in various activities relating to environmental protection.

Tuyet Le is a famous fashion designer in the nation. The Hanoi native’s designs are worn by many celebrities worldwide, such as Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, Miss Universe 2021, Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015, and Karen Ibasco, Miss Earth 2017.

National futsal championship kicks off next week

The National Futsal HDBank Championship 2021 will kick off next Wednesday in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng.

The tournament would be divided into two stages with the participation of 11 teams, organisers said at a press meet on Tuesday.

The first stage of qualifying rounds will take place from June 1 onwards at the Lâm Đồng Gymnasium.

Five teams will participate in the first stage: Cao Bằng, Hưng Gia Khang Đắk Lắk, Quảng Nam, Tân Hiệp Hưng, and Vietfootball. They will compete in a round-robin format and the top four teams will move to the second stage.

The second stage will have the participation of four teams from the first stage and the top six teams from last year’s National Futsal HDBank Championships: Thái Sơn Nam, Sahako, Sanvinest Sanatech Khánh Hòa, Zetbit Sài Gòn FC, Hiếu Hoa Đà Nẵng and Thái Sơn Bắc.

Trần Anh Tú, head of the organising board, said that the tournament is expected to offer viewers exciting, highly professional matches.

The first leg of the second stage will be also held at the Lâm Đồng Gymnasium from June 13 to July 4, while the second leg is expected to take place from November 5 to 26 in Cần Thơ City.

The winner of the tournament will represent Việt Nam at the AFC Futsal Championships 2021.

The tournament is being organised by the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) and Radio the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV). This is the sixth time that VFF has worked with VOV to organise the tournament. 

Clinical research and applications improves cardiovascular-renal-metabolic care in VN

Clinical research and its applications are contributing significantly to improving healthcare at both treatment and policy levels in Việt Nam, experts say.

The benefits can be particularly seen in cardiology, nephrology and metabolic care, they add.

Conducting international clinical trials in Việt Nam helps accelerate local patients’ access to new medicines and set a foundation for local pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) of international standards, said Nguyễn Ngô Quang, deputy director of the Ministry of Health’s Department of Science and Training.

Quang said at a recent conference that clinical trials were a specialised area in medical science that ultimately determines the success of a medicine or medical intervention.

Đặng Việt Hùng, head of the Ministry of Health’s Health Insurance Department, said: “Data from clinical studies are an important source of evidence for the effectiveness of new medicines.”

The data, when coupled with the evidence supporting medicines’ cost-effectiveness, serve as an essential basis for health insurance policymaking, he said.

Nitin Kapoor, president for Asia Area Frontier Markets at AstraZeneca, and chairman and general director of AstraZeneca Việt Nam, said the company was proud of its contribution to comprehensive and robust development of the Vietnamese healthcare sector through clinical trials. Together with its partners, AstraZeneca Việt Nam has built the CaReMe (Cardio – Renal - Metabolism) programme with the goal of raising public awareness, promoting early disease detection and improving disease management capacity of health workers.

The ultimate aim is to reduce the medical burden from this group of diseases, Kapoor said. 

Nguyễn Thị Xuyên, president of Việt Nam Medical Association, said clinical trials play an increasingly important role in forming treatment recommendations and medical practice.

Đặng Vạn Phước, president of Việt Nam Heart Association, said cardiovascular - renal - metabolic diseases remain a global health problem. Patients still suffer from the diseases despite recent advancements in pharmaceutical innovation and the introduction of many therapies.

The “Cardiovascular – renal - metabolic (CVRM) care in Việt Nam: A decade of clinical research and applications in review” conference, part of the CaReMe programme, was hosted by the Việt Nam Medical Association and AstraZeneca Việt Nam in both Hà Nội and HCM City. It brought together more than 150 healthcare experts, including representatives from the Ministry of Health and medical associations, doctors, and leading specialists in clinical research

Viet Nam's largest-ever rock concert to hit the stage in Thanh Hóa Province

Leading rock bands and singers will perform in the Ride 2 Rock concert tomorrow in the northern central province of Thanh Hóa.

The show will feature bands like Ngũ Cung, Microwave, Metanoia, Chú Cá Lơ, Mèow Lạc and Re-cycle, as well as singers Phạm Anh Khoa and Nguyễn Đức Cường, among others.

The show is the first in a series of Ride 2 Rock shows that will be held in many cities and provinces across the country, the biggest series of rock shows ever in Việt Nam.

The programme will start at 6pm tomorrow at Thanh Hóa Radio and Television Exhibition Centre. The ticket price is ranged from VNĐ200.000-500.000 (US$2-5).

It’s thought the next shows will take place in Huế, Quảng Ninh, Hải Phòng and Hà Nội. 

Mekong Delta faces shortage of river sand for major construction projects

Many provinces of the Mekong Delta are facing a shortage of river sand that is affecting the completion of major construction projects.

In An Giang Province, a project to construct a bypass began in January, with a total investment of over VNĐ2 trillion (US$86 million). However, only 4 per cent of the targeted progress has been reached, due to a lack of river sand.

Phan Duy Lai, deputy general director of the Mỹ Thuận Project Management Board, said currently, only 5,000cu.m of river sand is transported to the construction site daily.

However, 8,000-10,000cu.m of river sand is needed per day to ensure the planned progress, he said.

In Vĩnh Long Province, data from the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment shows that the province is predicted to lack about 5.5 million cu.m of river sand for construction this year.

"The lack of river sand has significantly affected the progress of projects," said Nguyễn Văn Tuấn, deputy director of the department.

In the meantime, the demand for river sand to serve construction projects in Cần Thơ City in 2022-25 is 34 million cu.m, though the current reserves in the city are reportedly not enough to meet the demand.

The Department of Science and Technology under the Ministry of Transport has recommended using sea sand or saline sand to replace the river sand.

The department said that Sóc Trăng Province’s sea area is assessed to be available for sand exploitation to serve construction projects.

Besides, based on the recommendation, the Government has also approved a specific mechanism to increase the capacity of river sand mines in the region to meet the demand.

Localities are allowed to raise no more than 50 per cent of the capacity registered in the mining licence to serve the demand.

The delta is facing severe erosion along its rivers and coasts, affecting people’s lives and agriculture due to unsustainable sand exploitation over the past years, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

HCM City braces for dengue outbreaks as cases rise

The HCM City health sector says it will take drastic measures to tackle possible dengue fever outbreaks, especially to reduce the number of severe cases and deaths.

The HCM City Centre for Disease Control (HCDC) said the city has recorded a surge in dengue cases among children with a high rate of severity due to a delay in hospital admissions and improper or late treatment at home.

The city has carried out a campaign since May 15 to mark the 12th ASEAN Dengue Day (June 15) to raise public awareness of the disease and precautions that need to be taken. 

It is calling on each individual to take simple measures like cleaning water containers, changing water in bottles, vases and tanks, and keeping the house tidy. 

Doctors said initial symptoms of dengue fever are quite similar to some viral infections and have warned that the onset of the disease can sometimes be the same as that of COVID-19. 

Many parents have mistaken the symptoms of the disease for COVID-19, leaving their children untreated or treated improperly, they added.

Nguyễn Đình Qui, deputy head of Infection Department of Children’s Hospital No 2, said the number of children with severe dengue had surged compared to the same period of last year.

The rate of dengue in children had increased 2-2.5 times. Notably, severe cases accounted for about 10-15 per cent of the total. Severe cases were mostly of children between five and 14 years old.

Severe cases could cause multi-organ damage and require mechanical ventilation and dialysis, he said.

Statistics compiled by the HCDC showed that HCM City recorded 8,481 dengue cases in the first four months, up 28 per cent year-on-year. 

The city has reported seven deaths, mostly due to late hospitalisations, since the beginning of 2022, according to HCDC.

Quang Ninh to expand road to connect with Lang Son

Quang Ninh Province has planned to expand a road to link to Lang Son Province in the north.

Highway 342 will be around 60.2 kilometres, starting from Ha Long-Van Don Expressway and ending at Deo Liu Pass in Lang Son’s Dinh Lap District. Around 37.5 kilometres will travel through Ha Long City.

The project will include a 2,670-metre tunnel located between Ha Long City and Ba Che District in Quang Ninh.

According to the consulting firm's proposals, the project will be divided into two phases. The first phase will focus on the section running through Ba Che District, which is expected to be completed in 2023. The second phase will upgrade the remaining section.

The project will cost around VND4.8 trillion (USD206.98 million) to be sourced from Quang Ninh’s budget.

Several viaduct sections will be built in mountainous areas located between Ha Long City and Ba Che District.

Many children hospitalised due to unfavourable weather

More children in Hanoi have been hospitalised due to unfavourable weather.

Vietnam National Hospital’s Outpatient Department currently receives around 200 patients a day who come for respiratory-related examinations.
  
Doctor Thi Hong Hanh, director of the hospital’s Respiratory Centre, said that children are not so easily able to adapt to sudden weather changes, which has caused them respiratory problems.

The centre receives around 30 patients who suffer from respiratory diseases, including pneumonia and bronchiolitis.

According to Doctor Nguyen Thi Le from the centre, bronchiolitis often happens to children aged below two. The disease with the symptoms of cough and breathing difficulty will bring about serious problems if not being timely detected and treated.

She took an 11-month-old child in Ha Nam Province as a typical example. The patient was self-treated at home after having the symptoms of having a runny nose and cough. However, her condition did not improve. She was then hospitalised in a critical condition and had to use a ventilator.

Many similar cases have also been reported at the hospital.

Parents are advised not to give antibiotics to their children, as it can result in the risk of antibiotic resistance.

Source: VNA/SGT/VNS/VOV/Dtinews/SGGP/VGP/Hanoitimes

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