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Vietnam reports daily spike of 64 local coronavirus infections, one-third at hospital

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Vietnam recorded a whopping daily increase of 64 domestic coronavirus infections on Thursday, one-third at a hospital in Hanoi, according to the Ministry of Health.

Twenty-four of the cases were registered at the Dong Anh District branch of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, 11 in Vinh Phuc Province, five in Thai Binh Province, 12 in Bac Ninh Province, four in other venues in the capital city, one in Hai Duong Province, two in Hung Yen Province, and one in Quang Ngai Province, the health ministry said in a report on Thursday.

Hanoi is at ‘very high’ risk of COVID-19 spread as the latest patients have visited many places and had contact with a lot of people, Hoang Duc Hanh, deputy director of the municipal Department of Health, said the same day.

The Vietnamese capital has logged 47 community cases since Tuesday, including 42 infections at the said hospital, which is also designated as a COVID-19 treatment facility.

At least 52 patients in 15 provinces and cities can be traced back to the hospital in this latest outbreak, which started hitting Vietnam on April 27 after the country had spent over a month detecting zero local cases.

A total of 120 domestically-transmitted cases have been confirmed since then.

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and other provinces have closed non-essential services such as karaoke parlors, nightclubs, discos, and online game centers to curb the virus.

The health ministry also announced four imported cases on Thursday, all having been quarantined since their arrival in Vietnam.

The ministry on Wednesday decided to increase centralized quarantine time to 21 days from the previous 14-day period, as there had been cases where people were confirmed as coronavirus patients shortly after leaving isolation centers.

The new regulation has been applicable from the same day.

Vietnam has logged 3,090 coronavirus patients, including 1,690 local cases, since the virus first struck the country on January 23, 2020, according to the health ministry’s data.

Recoveries have numbered 2,560, while 35 patients have died, most suffering critical underlying conditions.

Vietnam has recorded no virus-related fatalities for months on end.

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Vietnam confirms 59 new local Covid-19 cases

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Vietnam confirms 59 new local Covid-19 cases

Medical staffs take samples for Covid-19 test in the northern province of Bac Giang. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.


Health authorities confirmed 59 new local Covid-19 cases Friday evening, raising the national tally in the fourth wave starting April 27 to 9,173.

Of the new cases, 30 were recorded in HCMC, 19 in Bac Giang, six in Bac Ninh, three in Ha Tinh and one in Hoa Binh.

All the cases in the northern provinces of Bac Giang, Bac Ninh and Hoa Binh are associated with current outbreaks in the industrial parks there. The cases in HCMC and Ha Tinh are related to the previously confirmed Covid-19 patients.

Vietnam recorded 259 community transmissions in total Friday. Eighty discharges the same day raised the total number of recoveries to 4,733.

Of the 9,173 domestic cases recorded in 41 localities in the latest Covid-19 wave, Bac Giang, neighboring Bac Ninh and HCMC account for 5,083, 1,470 and 1,346, respectively.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnam-confirms-59-new-local-covid-19-cases-4296400.html

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Three foreign education quality accreditation centres licensed in Vietnam

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Deputy Minister of Education and Training Hoang Minh Son has signed a decision allowing three foreign centres for education quality accreditation to operate in Vietnam.

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FPT University completes quality accreditation in line with new assessment standards (Photo: FTU)

Accordingly, the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA), the Agency for Quality Assurance (AQAS) and the Accreditation Agency for Study Programmes in Engineering, Informatics, Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASIIN), which are based in Germany, will operate in Vietnam for five years.

Of the organisations, ASIIN and AQAS have been recognised by the German Accreditation Council.

FIBAA was licensed to implement evaluation and recognition of higher education establishments and programmes in the fields of law, business, management, social science and social and behavioral sciences.

Meanwhile, ASIIN will provide evaluation and recognition of higher education institutions and training programmes specialising in natural sciences, engineering and statistics, computing and information technology, educational science, and teacher training.

AQAS is allowed to evaluate and recognise higher education institutions and training programmes at all levels in line with Vietnam’s regulations./.

Source: VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/society/three-foreign-education-quality-accreditation-centres-licensed-in-vietnam-747112.html

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HCM City leads national COVID tally on Friday with highest daily increase

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Medical workers take COVID-19 samples from residents in residential area No 1 in Ward 15, HCM City’s Gò Vấp District. VNA/ Photo 

HÀ NỘI — HCM City broke its record daily increase of new COVID-19 cases on Friday with 149 locally-transmitted infections. A day earlier, it reported 137 cases, according to the Health Ministry. 

Việt Nam confirmed 264 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including five imported and 259 locally-transmitted infections.

Among the domestic infections, 149 were found in HCM City, 76 in Bắc Giang, 16 in Bắc Ninh,12 in Bình Dương, three in Hà Tĩnh, two in Hòa Bình and one in Lào Cai. Of them, 232 were detected in quarantine or locked down areas.

So far, the country has recorded 12,414 COVID-19 cases, including 10,755 domestic and 1,669 imported infections. The number of cases since the fourth wave of the pandemic began on April 27 has reached 9,172.

The ministry said as many as 4,733 patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far, as 80 of them were given the all-clear on Friday. Meanwhile the death toll reached 62 as the latest death was reported on Friday afternoon.

Twenty-four provinces have gone 14 days without detecting new cases.

By Friday evening, nearly two million vaccine doses have been administered, with 89,833 people fully vaccinated with two shots. About 14-20 per cent of the vaccinated people experienced post-vaccination reactions, equal to the proportion stated by vaccine producers and the World Health Organization.

Regarding vaccination against COVID-19 for elderly people and people with underlying medical conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, Dương Thị Hồng, deputy director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology said that they were among vulnerable groups facing a high risk of COVID-19 infection, so they needed to get vaccinated. However, the vaccination would be delivered to them only when they were in stable health conditions with health indicators in normal limits, Hồng said.

HCM City’s vaccination drive with nearly 800,000 vaccine doses donated by Japan to Việt Nam would begin on Saturday. —

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/977087/hcm-city-leads-national-covid-tally-on-friday-with-highest-daily-increase.html

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