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More than 16,700 new coronavirus infections recorded on Thursday

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A notice is placed in front of a house in Đông Sơn Ward in the central city of Thanh Hóa after a COVID-19 infection is detected. — VNA/ Photo Nguyễn Nam

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam recorded 16,725 cases of COVID-19, including 25 imported, on Thursday.

A total of 10,822 of the infections were detected in the community.

Hà Nội continued to record the highest number of infections with a record 2,968 transmissions, followed by Bình Phước Province with 726 and Bình Định Province with 709.

Other cases were detected in HCM City (701), Khánh Hòa (677), Đà Nẵng (657), Cà Mau (599), Bến Tre (593), Hải Phòng (497), Tây Ninh (451), Đắk Lắk (417), Trà Vinh (360), Vĩnh Long (359), Bắc Ninh (346), Thanh Hóa (337), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (329), Hưng Yên (324), Quảng Ninh (294), Thừa Thiên Huế (290), Quảng Ngãi (276), Lâm Đồng (238), Vĩnh Phúc (215), Hòa Bình (211), Hải Dương (203), Quảng Nam (201), Bắc Giang (199), Thái Nguyên (193), Bạc Liêu (185), Hậu Giang (168), Hà Giang (162), Nghệ An (158), Bình Thuận (150), Đồng Tháp (141), Cần Thơ (130), Nam Định (128), Tuyên Quang (126), Đắk Nông (123), Lạng Sơn (121), Thái Bình (121), An Giang (120), Đồng Nai (104), Sóc Trăng (101), Quảng Bình (99), Hà Nam (99), Gia Lai (93), Quảng Trị (83), Phú Yên (77), Kon Tum (76), Kiên Giang (76), Sơn La (73), Ninh Bình (69), Phú Thọ (68), Lào Cai (59), Tiền Giang (57), Điện Biên (55), Cao Bằng (50), Long An (49), Yên Bái (46), Lai Châu (44), Ninh Thuận (39), Hà Tĩnh (38), Bình Dương (24) and Bắc Kạn (18).

The national COVID tally has now reached 1,975,444, including 50 Omicron infections.

In the last seven days, Việt Nam has reported an average of more than 16,000 new transmissions daily.

The country reported 206 COVID-related deaths on Thursday, taking the death toll to 35,170 so far, accounting for 1.8 per cent of all infections.

A total 26,031 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,661,930.

According to the Ministry of Health, 6,006 patients nationwide are in serious condition, with 726 requiring invasive ventilation and 19 on life support.

By January 11, the country had provided over 164.48 million doses of vaccines, with more than 71.707 million people now fully inoculated, while over 14.31 million people have had the third shots. —

 

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1114678/more-than-16700-new-coronavirus-infections-recorded-on-thursday.html

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1,319 new COVID-19 transmissions reported on Sunday

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A boy is vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hà Nội. — VNA/ Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam reported 1,319 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, bringing the national total to 10,708,887.

Hà Nội again topped the list of new transmissions with 347, followed by the northern province of Bắc Ninh with 138.

The other areas that recorded infections were Vĩnh Phúc (90), Nghệ An (82), Yên Bái (61), Quảng Ninh (58), Tuyên Quang (51), Phú Thọ (50), Hải Dương (40), Thái Nguyên (39), Thái Bình (35), Đà Nẵng (33), Lào Cai (32), Nam Định (21), Hà Tĩnh (19), Quảng Bình (19), Lâm Đồng (19), Bắc Kạn (17), Cao Bằng (17), Hải Phòng (17), Hưng Yên (16), Hà Nam (13), Thanh Hóa (12), HCM City (12), Lạng Sơn (10), Hòa Bình (10), Sơn La (10), Bình Phước (7), Hà Giang (6), Quảng Trị (6), Bình Định (6), Gia Lai (5), Ninh Bình (4), Bến Tre (3), Bình Thuận (3), Bắc Giang (3), Lai Châu (2), Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu (2), Bình Dương (1), Thừa Thiên-Huế (1), Cần Thơ (1) and Hậu Giang (1).

There were no COVID-related deaths on Sunday. The total death toll so far in Việt Nam is 43,075. 

8,945 recoveries were recorded, bringing the total number given the all-clear to 9,402,046 so far. 

There are 211 COVID patients nationwide currently receiving oxygen support, including two on life support.

A total of 36,346 vaccine doses were administered on Sunday. Việt Nam has so far administered more than 219 million doses of COVID vaccines —

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1194107/1319-new-covid-19-transmissions-reported-on-sunday.html

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Việt Nam reports 1,319 new cases on Sunday

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Việt Nam reports 1,319 new cases on Sunday, all local. The cases are in Hà Nội (347), Bắc Ninh (138), Vĩnh Phúc (90), Nghệ An (82), Yên Bái (61), Quảng Ninh (58), Tuyên Quang (51), Phú Thọ (50), Hải Dương (40), Thái Nguyên (39), Thái Bình (35), Đà Nẵng (33), Lào Cai (32), Nam Định (21), Hà Tĩnh (19), Quảng Bình (19), Lâm Đồng (19), Bắc Kạn (17), Cao Bằng (17), Hải Phòng (17), Hưng Yên (16), Hà Nam (13), Thanh Hóa (12), Hồ Chí Minh (12), Lạng Sơn (10), Hòa Bình (10), Sơn La (10), Bình Phước (7), Hà Giang (6), Quảng Trị (6), Bình Định (6), Gia Lai (5), Ninh Bình (4), Bến Tre (3), Bình Thuận (3), Bắc Giang (3), Lai Châu (2), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (2), Bình Dương (1), Thừa Thiên Huế (1), Cần Thơ (1), Hậu Giang (1).

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Gia Lai should be driving force of Central Highlands by 2030: PM

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Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính meets with top officials of the Party Committee of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on Sunday. — VNA/ Photo Văn Điệp

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on Sunday met with leaders of Gia Lai to review the Central Highlands province’s socio-economic development in 2021 and plans for the future.

The meeting took place in Pleiku City, with Government leaders and Gia Lai’s top officials.

The officials reported on the province’s past development and proposed new projects to be approved by the Prime Minister.

Reviewing Gia Lai’s achievements and challenges in 2021, Hồ Văn Niên, secretary of the provincial Party Committee, said they were able to reach the “dual goal” of keeping up economic growth while dealing with COVID-19.

This was illustrated in its Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) increasing by 9.71 per cent compared to 2020, he said. The production value of agriculture, forestry and fishery reached VNĐ49.60 trillion (US$2.14 billion), up 13.99 per cent from 2020.

The province’s competitiveness index (PCI) in 2021 ranked second in the Central Highlands region and 26th nationwide, up 12 places compared to 2020, Nên added.

Its cultural values were preserved and promoted, and the healthcare and education systems were improved for the benefit of the people, especially those living in distant and remote areas.

The official also addressed some development projects that the province would like to carry out in the future. They include the construction of the Peiku–Quy Nhơn Expressway, the Ia Mơ irrigation system, as well as measures to attract official development aid for some other traffic and irrigation projects.

Pleiku City, the capital of Gia Lai Province. The Central Highlands province has a strategic geographical position in the Việt Nam–Laos–Cambodia development triangle area. — VNA/ Photo Phan Nguyên

Speaking at the meeting, PM Chính highlighted the advantages of Gia Lai’s geological location, which is a mountainous province, bordering Cambodia on the west. This is a strategic position in terms of economy, defence and security, the centre of the Việt Nam–Laos–Cambodia Development Triangle Area, he said.

Gia Lai is the second largest province in the country by nature, has a long tradition, rich history, and is full of patriotic residents, the PM added.

“This is a valuable heritage, a fundamental resource for Gia Lai to develop rapidly and sustainably,” he said.

The Government leader applauded the province’s achievements in 2021, but also addressed the challenges it needs to overcome. They include slow disbursements of public investment capital; poor land, mineral resources and forest management; and limited control of social order and safety in some areas. 

He asked Gia Lai to continue to abide by the Resolution of the 13th Party Congress and Resolution of the provincial Party Congress, take advantage of its potential and resources, and strive to become a driving force in the Central Highlands region by 2030.

He also asked the province to focus on implementing the National Assembly’s and Government’s resolutions on COVID-19 prevention and control, and socio-economic recovery and development.

It also needs to accelerate economic restructuring in association with transforming growth models, applying science and technology, promoting innovation, and improving labour productivity, the PM said.

Gia Lai must also be determined to improve the business and investment environment, he stressed, by continuing to upgrade the indicators of administrative reform and competitiveness, promoting digital transformation, and developing quality human resources.

He added that the province needs to strengthen its defence and security capabilities, maintain political security, social order and safety, as well as being proactive in international integration, and improve its relationships with provinces in southern Laos and northeast Cambodia.

The PM gave his approval to the province’s plans for more development projects and asked different sectors to collaborate with Gia Lai authorities to implement them.

“I suggest Gia Lai be more confident and more self-reliant, keep promoting their internal strengths, choose the right things to do, and finish what they start, for a rapid and sustainable development,” he said. 

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1194063/gia-lai-should-be-driving-force-of-central-highlands-by-2030-pm.html

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