Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Health has reactivated the campaign to protect people in high-risk groups from Covid-19, including those at the age of over 50, those with underlying diseases and pregnant women.
The Pasteur Institute of HCMC had identified new Omicron sub-variants from samples of community epidemiological surveillance conducted by the HCMC Center for Disease Control (HCDC), including XBB.1.5, XBB.1.9.1, XBB.1.16, and XBB.1.16.1.
The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology under the Health Ministry recently sent a dispatch on strengthening the implementation of vaccination and supplementation of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the Covid-19 pandemic from April to June.
The Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for Disease Control and Prevention this afternoon hosted an online meeting with 21 districts and Thu Duc City to inform disease prevention and control works in HCMC under the chair of Director of the municipal Health Department Tang Chi Thuong.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, thanks to Covid-19 vaccines, the disease has been controlled, making people subjective, so the injection of the third and fourth doses tends to slow down. Although the number of new Covid-19 cases has decreased, the risk that the Covid-19 pandemic recurs still lingers if people are reluctant to get vaccinated.
The People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, on the afternoon of April 26, held a meeting on the socio-economic situation in April and the direction and key tasks in May 2022. Mr. Phan Van Mai, Member of the Party Central Committee, Standing Deputy Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee, Chairman of the People's Committee of HCMC, chaired the meeting.
The number of new Covid-19 cases continued to drop with 50,730 cases recorded in the past 24 hours from 4pm April 2 to 4pm April 3, including 3 imported cases, down 14,886 from the previous day, according to the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) recommended Covid-19 infectious cases performing home isolation should not arbitrarily use antiviral, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs for treatment without any instruction and prescription of doctors.