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Many provinces, cities step up Covid-19 prevention

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Hung Yen Province receives 220 Vietnamese returnees from Japan for quarantine. Many provinces and cities, including Danang, Quang Nam, Hung Yen, Yen Bai and Hoa Binh, have stepped up efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – Many provinces and cities, including Danang, Quang Nam, Hung Yen, Yen Bai and Hoa Binh, have stepped up efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after several locally-transmitted cases were detected in the country.

Danang Chairman Le Trung Chinh last night, May 3, ordered the suspension of many nonessential services, including bars, pubs, entertainment centers and karaoke parlors, and cultural and sporting activities and festivals from May 4 until further notice to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Apart from banning mass gatherings of more than 30 persons at parties, and suspending bathing at sea, the municipal government asked kindergartens to close down, while students at other education and training centers and schools were allowed to stay home for online learning.

The chairman of Danang City also told restaurants and eateries to strictly follow anti-Covid-19 measures and provide take-away services, the local media reported.

Due to fears over the Covid-19 spread at crowded beaches, Quang Ninh Province also suspended bathing at sea from today until May 23. In addition, the province shut down nonessential services, including bars, Internet cafes, gaming centers, discos and massage and karaoke parlors during the period.

Following suit, Hung Yen Province asked students to stay home for online learning from May 4 until further notice to prevent the disease.

Students in Quang Nam Province were also allowed to stay home from today until a new decision is issued, while the Hoi An pedestrian street was temporarily closed down.

Besides, Vinh Phuc Province’s Yen Lac District has set up four checkpoints after a resident of Dong Van Commune in the district tested positive for the virus on May 3.

As a way to enhance efforts in the fight against Covid-19, the government of Hoa Binh Province on May 3 told the provincial Department of Health to conduct tests on the football players of Hai Nam Vinh Phuc Football Club, who arrived in Hoa Binh Province for a national football match on May 3. Apart from this, the referees and players of Hoa Binh Football Club also had their samples tested before the match, which was set to take place this afternoon.

Yen Bai Province on May 3 asked residents to stop organizing wedding parties and meetings which attract many people, while ordering lodging facilities and hotels to strictly comply with Covid-19 safety protocols.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/81733/many-provinces-cities-step-up-covid-19-prevention.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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