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Japan to present one million more Covid-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam

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A batch of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine presented by Japan is transported to the Noi Bai International Airport warehouse. Japan will donate an additional one million doses to Vietnam – PHOTO: MINISTRY OF HEALTH

HCMC – Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi today, July 13, announced that Japan would donate an additional one million AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam, which will be the fourth vaccine donation by Japan over the past month.

According to the Ministry of Health, this Covid-19 vaccine donation is expected to arrive in Vietnam on July 16. It will raise the total number of doses given to Vietnam by Japan to nearly three million, the local media reported.

Japan sent three vaccine shipments totaling nearly two million doses to Vietnam on June 16, July 2 and 9.

On July 12, an additional 15,900 people were vaccinated against Covid-19, raising the total number of vaccinated people to more than four million, with nearly 280,400 of them receiving two shots.

This month, the Ministry of Health will receive 8.7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. This week, the second Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shipment will come to Vietnam.

The country set a target to vaccinate 70% of its population by April 2022 to reach herd immunity. To reach the target, Vietnam needs 150 million Covid-19 vaccine doses.

To date, deals have been secured with different suppliers for around 105 million vaccine doses.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/83125/japan-to-present-one-million-more-covid-19-vaccine-doses-to-vietnam.html

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Đắk Lắk people provide food for those in need

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It is in challenging times that we see the best of people. And in Việt Nam, there is no shortage of do-gooders willing to help those in need. In Đắk Lắk volunteers and government officials are collected much-needed produce to send to localities hit hardest by the pandemic.

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1002933/dak-lak-people-provides-foos-for-those-in-need.html

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Hospitals in HCMC told not to let Covid-19 patients die at home

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Doctors check the health condition of a Covid-19 patient. The HCMC Department of Health has written to the 115 Emergency Center, hospitals and Covid-19 treatment facilities asking them not to let patients die at home – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – The HCMC Department of Health has written to the 115 Emergency Center, hospitals and Covid-19 treatment facilities asking them not to let patients die at home as a result of being denied admission or delays in being transported to hospitals for treatment.

Besides, the municipal department ordered these units to readily admit and treat Covid-19 patients, the local media reported.

The hospitals, Covid-19 treatment centers and the 115 Emergency Center must be open round the clock so that residents can access treatment or medical checkups.

In addition, doctors were told to prepare for screening to determine which patients need a referral for treatment.

Moreover, the municipal department asked hospitals and healthcare centers to proactively add more beds, stretchers and oxygen masks to serve patients to prevent their condition from worsening due to delayed treatment.

The heads of these units were tasked with informing their employees of the order and asking them to work toward minimizing the Covid-19 death rate. The heads will assume responsibility for cases in which patients die at home as a result of hospitals denying treatment or delaying admission.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/83571/hospitals-in-hcmc-told-not-to-let-covid-19-patients-die-at-home.html

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Four men rob garbage collector of motorbike in Hanoi

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Four men were caught on CCTV robbing a sanitation worker of her motorbike in Hanoi early on Tuesday morning despite the victim’s plea for mercy.

A police official in Nam Tu Liem District confirmed to Tien Phong (Youth) newspaper later the same day that officers were investigating the case and hunting for the suspects.

The crime took place at around 3:25 am, when Le Thi Tram, a 39-year-old employee of Hanoi Urban Environment Company (URENCO), was driving her motorbike to collect garbage.

After reaching a section of Dai Mo Street in Nam Tu Liem District, Tram saw four men who were traveling on two motorbikes in the opposite direction.

They screamed at the woman as they passed her, before turning around and blocking her path.

One of the men threatened Tram and forced her to hand over the key of her motorcycle.

Although Tram cried and begged for their mercy, the men eventually left with her vehicle.

The victim later reported the crime to local police.

“The motorbike was old, but my husband and I had worked very hard to afford it,” Tram said during an interview with Tien Phong.

“It was the most valuable asset of our family.”

As Tram is still traumatized by the incident, her husband has been taking her to work and assisting her in the job.

Tram is part of a 23-member Dai Mo sanitation team, which is under the management of URENCO, said Lai Thi Minh Ly, the team leader.

Most of the sanitation workers in the team have to work at midnight or very early in the morning.

“I have told my team to be cautious while on the job. Hopefully, competent authorities will soon catch the suspects,” Ly stated.

Tram was gifted a new motorbike by the Nam Tu Liem District police unit on Wednesday morning.

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Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20210804/four-men-steal-rob-garbage-collector-of-motorbike-in-hanoi/62417.html

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