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Breakfast @ Tien Phong News – May 4

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Here are today’s leading news stories:

Politics

— Vietnam’s National Election Council has announced the official list of 868 candidates aged from 24 to 77 who will run for 500 seats in the 15th National Assembly, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

COVID-19 Updates

— The Ministry of Health on Tuesday morning confirmed four COVID-19 cases, including two local infections in Hanoi and the central city of Da Nang, raising the country’s tally to 2,985, with 2,560 recoveries and 35 deaths.

— All people who have completed their 14-day quarantine period in Vietnam are required to remain at their quarantine facilities from 0:00 on Tuesday until further notice, the health ministry announced.

Society

— No traffic jams occurred at the entrances of Ho Chi Minh City on Monday, the final day of the holiday marking Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1), as many people had decided to return to the southern city a day early to avoid congestion.

— A total of 111 traffic accidents happened across Vietnam from April 30 to May 3, killing 58 people and injuring 64 others, the traffic police division under the Ministry of Public Security confirmed, adding that the number of crashes and casualties sharply decreased compared with last year.

— Authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho began shutting down karaoke shops, massage parlors, bars, discos, cinemas, and online game centers from 0:00 on Tuesday until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

— Police in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi have imposed fines worth a total of VND319 million (US$13,800) upon 134 people, including foreigners, for failure to wear face masks in public from April 30.

Education

— Authorities in Hanoi have required all K-12 students to stay home and switch to remote learning from Tuesday due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

— All K-12, college, and university students, as well as learners of education centers in central Da Nang City are told to stay home and begin remote learning from Tuesday until further notice.

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Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20210504/breakfast-tuoi-tre-news-may-4/60707.html

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31 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning, including 30 local cases

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Việt Nam reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning, including 30 local cases: Bắc Ninh (16), Bắc Giang(10), Lạng Sơn (3), HCM City (1). All are in locked down areas.

 

 

 

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/951956/31-new-cases-of-covid-19-on-wednesday-morning-including-30-local-cases.html

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HCMC reports another coronavirus case

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HCMC reports another coronavirus case

The building where two Covid-19 suspects work on Pasteur Street, HCMC’s District 3 is isolated on May 18, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.


A woman working with a man who tested positive for the new coronavirus on Tuesday morning has also got infected, HCMC Health Department announced.

Her first test result arrived as positive Tuesday night after the city tracked down 59 people who have had contact with the 35-year-old man who lives in Thu Duc City, works at an auditing company District 3, and has tested positive at least twice.

According to the city’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the woman, 34, lives in Tan Kieng Ward of District 7 and also works at the auditing company.

She had visited northern Hai Phong City, a coronavirus hotspot, from April 24 to May 5.

She flew back to HCMC on May 5 on Vietnam Airlines flight VN1179 and ran a fever three days later. She bought medicine to treat herself and did not have her health checked at any healthcare facilities.

She took sick leave for three days after that and returned to work on May 11.

The city is tracing down passengers on the flight and people that have come into close contact with her.

The Thu Duc man has not been recorded by the Health Ministry as a Covid-19 patient.

He had visited Vinmec Hospital on Monday for symptoms including fever, coughing and sore throat and then his samples were taken for testing.

His mother, wife and two children who live with him have tested negative at least once.

For the ongoing Covid-19 wave that broke out in Vietnam three weeks ago, the health ministry has confirmed just one patient in HCMC. No new local transmission has been linked to the city for 75 days.

Nationwide, the new wave has seen 1,473 cases recorded in 28 cities and provinces.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hcmc-reports-another-coronavirus-case-4280114.html

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New Covid-19 cases continue to surge in Bac Giang

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A medical worker handles test tubes containing samples for Covid-19 testing. Vietnam reported 48 new domestic Covid-19 cases on Tuesday evening – PHOTO: MINISTRY OF HEALTH

HCMC – Thirty-three out of 48 new domestic Covid-19 cases confirmed this evening, May 18, were detected in Bac Giang, keeping the northern province the biggest Covid-19 hotspot in the fourth Covid-19 wave.

The new cases in the province are people that had close contact with Covid-19 patients and had been quarantined before testing positive.

The province accounted for more than half of today’s Covid-19 tally, with 96 cases out of the country’s total of 152.

Among the remaining cases, 13 were reported in Bac Ninh Province, while Dien Bien and Thai Binh provinces had one case each. They were detected at quarantine centers or areas that are currently under lockdown.

Up to now, Vietnam has reported 4,512 Covid-19 cases, including 1,473 domestic infections in 28 cities and provinces in the latest outbreak starting late last month.

Bac Giang and Bac Ninh have been hit the hardest by the fourth Covid-19 wave, with 507 and 306 cases to date, respectively.

The Ministry of Health has asked some frontline hospitals and the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to help Bac Giang Province with Covid-19 testing. The province is now capable of performing some 1,500 Covid-19 tests a day.

Many localities such as Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Yen Bai and Hai Duong have sent medical workers and equipment to Bac Giang to help the province fight off Covid-19.

For Bac Ninh Province, the Health Ministry has asked Bach Mai Hospital to send experts and mechanical ventilators to Bac Ninh Province General Hospital to assist the hospital in treating Covid-19 patients and restrict sending patients to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/82011/new-covid-19-cases-continue-to-surge-in-bac-giang.html

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