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Two elderly people die after receiving second shots of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

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Việt Nam has administered more than 19.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Monday. VNA/ Photo Nam Sương

LÂM ĐỒNG — Two elderly people have died after receiving Moderna vaccines, the Health Department in the central highlands province of Lâm Đồng has confirmed.

They are a 73-year-old woman (name given as N.T.L.) and a 78-year-old man (name given as N.A.) from Đức Trọng District, who both suffered from multiple underlying health conditions.

The patients died within 36 hours of receiving their second Moderna jab, all from the same batch. Neither showed any symptoms and had no reactions within the first 24 hours, according to the province’s health department and Lâm Đồng Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The two both got their first jab on August 6 and second on August 28.

The man was suffering from lung cancer and grade-3 heart failure, according to an official document signed by director of Lâm Đồng Health Department Nguyễn Đức Thuận.

He died of pneumonia, cardiogenic shock, lung cancer, grade-3 heart failure and ischemic heart disease early on the morning of August 30 at the Lâm Đồng General Hospital, according to the document.

Health authorities noted that all vaccination protocols had been followed, with all vital signs normal 30 minutes after the shot.

The woman had grade-3 hypertension and type-2 diabetes. She died at home early in the morning on August 30 as announced by the relatives to local health workers, the document read.

On the morning of August 28, during the pre-injection screening, L. was determined to have high blood pressure and was told to have some tablets and return to get vaccinated in the afternoon. She was given the vaccine in the afternoon when her blood pressure was deemed normal.

Nguyễn Đức Thuận, director of Lâm Đồng’s health department, after convening a meeting between experts and Lâm Đồng CDC, said the deaths could be attributed to the two persons’ underlying health conditions as they didn’t suffer from any reactions within 36 hours after vaccination like rash, hives, breathing difficulties, anaphylaxis, and that they still conducted daily activities as normal.

Việt Nam received some 5 million doses of Moderna vaccines as donation from the US Government via COVAX Facility, and is in talks with the US company for a contract of five million more doses.

The country has administered more than 19.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Monday, among whom more than 2.5 million have been fully inoculated. —  

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1022719/two-elderly-people-die-after-receiving-second-shots-of-moderna-covid-19-vaccines.html

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Ancient citadel to be renovated for $32 mln

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Ancient citadel to be renovated for $32 mln

A stonewall of the Ho Dynasty Citadel in Thanh Hoa is damaged. Photo by VnExpress/Le Hoang


Over VND745 billion ($32.7 million) will be spent to renovate the Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa in the next four years, the provincial authorities stated.

The recently approved project to preserve, restore and renovate components of the citadel will require around VND300 billion from the north-central province’s budget. The rest will come from the central government’s budget and other sources.

The main investor of the project would be Thanh Hoa Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It is expected to last from 2022 to 2025.

Components chosen for restoration and renovation include a 9,000-square-meter archaeological exhibition site, a trench spanning 1,000 meters, internal traffic routes and other infrastructure.

Built in 1397 by Ho Dynasty as the capital of Dai Ngu, the country’s name from 1400 to 1407, the citadel served as a military stronghold and became a symbol of patriotism and national pride.

It is unique for its construction technique, which involved the use of large blocks of stone weighing 10-26 tons that were carefully shaped, interlocked and raised up by around 10 meters.

In 2011, the citadel was recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage.

The north wall of the citadel has been significantly damaged due to impacts from storms and heavy rain.

In October 2018 the U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink’s Fund for Cultural Preservation approved a $92,500 grant to conserve the south gate, the most important remaining structure in the citadel. The work was completed last year.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/ancient-citadel-to-be-renovated-for-32-mln-4375899.html

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3,373 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Saturday

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A hair salon in Hà Nội’s Trần Quang Diệu Street is quarantined after a hair stylist was confirmed to be infected with coronavirus today. People who had close contact with the patient have been quarantined. — VNA/ Photo Tuấn Đức

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health announced 3,373 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, along with a further 77 COVID-related deaths. 

Among these new cases, 112 were imported and 3,361 were local transmissions. Of these, 1,332 were detected in the community.

The national tally now stands at 884,895, of which 880,149 are the result of the fourth wave of infections that swept the country since late April.

HCM City remained the locality with the highest number of infections of 749, a decrease of 456 cases compared to Friday’s figure. This was followed by Đồng Nai Province with 605 and Bình Dương Province with 517.

The capital city of Hà Nội recorded seven new cases.

The other cases were detected in An Giang (224), Tiền Giang (156), Bạc Liêu (130), Kiên Giang (97), Tây Ninh (90), Bình Thuận (81), Phú Thọ (75), Long An (68), Trà Vinh (58), Gia Lai (53), Cần Thơ (43), Cà Mau (40), Khánh Hòa (39), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (38), Thừa Thiên Huế (34), Đồng Tháp (32), Hậu Giang (25), Nghệ An (23), Bình Phước (22), Thanh Hóa (18), Vĩnh Long (15), Quảng Nam (13), Quảng Ngãi (12), Bình Định (12), Kon Tum (11), Bến Tre (10), Phú Yên (8 ), Quảng Trị (7), Ninh Thuận (7), Thái Bình (6), Hà Giang (6), Hà Nam (5), Bắc Ninh (5), Lào Cai (5), Nam Định (3), Hải Phòng (2), Bắc Giang (2), Đà Nẵng (2), Ninh Bình (2), Đắk Nông (1), Hà Tĩnh (1), Quảng Ninh (1) and Tuyên Quang (1).

The 77 COVID-related deaths were in HCM City (42), Bình Dương (12), Đồng Nai (5), Long An (3), Sóc Trăng (3), Tiền Giang (2), An Giang (2), Ninh Thuận (2), Bình Phước (1), Đắk Nông (1), Cần Thơ (1), Trà Vinh (1), Bạc Liêu (1) and Thanh Hoá (1).

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 2,977 patients nationwide are in serious condition, with 16 on life support (ECMO).

A further 1,338 patients were given the all-clear on Saturday, taking the total number of recoveries to 804,664.

HCM City’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has announced a plan to vaccinate children aged between 12 and 17. About 780,000 children aged 12-17 in the city are expected to get a vaccination.

Almost 1.66 million vaccine doses were administered in Việt Nam on Saturday. The country has now inoculated 71.8 million doses of vaccine to date, with more than 20.7 million people fully vaccinated. —

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1064796/3373-new-cases-of-covid-19-reported-on-saturday.html

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COVID-19 updates in Việt Nam on October 23 afternoon

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From 5pm on October 22 to 5pm on October 23, on the National System of COVID-19 Case Management, 3,373 new infections were recorded, of which 12 were imported and 3,361 were recorded domestically (down 616 cases compared to the previous day) in 47 provinces and cities (with 1,332 cases in the community).

 

– Provinces and cities recorded cases as follows: HCM City (749), Đồng Nai (605), Bình Dương (517), An Giang (224), Tiền Giang (156), Bạc Liêu (130), Kiên Giang (97), Tây Ninh (90), Bình Thuận (81), Phú Thọ (75), Long An (68), Trà Vinh (58), Gia Lai (53), Cần Thơ (43), Cà Mau (40), Khánh Hòa (39), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (38), Thừa Thiên Huế (34), Đồng Tháp (32), Hậu Giang (25), Nghệ An (23), Bình Phước (22), Thanh Hóa (18), Vĩnh Long (15), Quảng Nam (13), Quảng Ngãi (12), Bình Định (12), Kon Tum (11), Bến Tre (10), Phú Yên (8 ), Quảng Trị (7), Hà Nội (7), Ninh Thuận (7), Thái Bình (6), Hà Giang (6), Hà Nam (5), Bắc Ninh (5), Lào Cai (5), Nam Định (3), Hải Phòng (2), Bắc Giang (2), Đà Nẵng (2), Ninh Bình (2), Đắk Nông (1), Hà Tĩnh (1), Quảng Ninh (1), Tuyên Quang (1).

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1064785/covid-19-updates-in-viet-nam-on-october-23-afternoon.html

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