Dr. Phung Nguyen The Nguyen, Children's Hospital No. 1’s Head of Pediatrics Department said that vaccination is the best and most effective measure to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic, Japanese encephalitis, and seasonal flu.
The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City, on August 14, said that the city had recorded 17 deaths from dengue fever. The number of new cases recorded daily is still around 500-600 cases, a high level compared to the same period in previous years.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday said that from June 29, it stops posting new daily Covid-19 infection. The daily announcement will have only the numbers of recovered cases, deaths, and vaccinated people.
The 5th session of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council, term X, finished yesterday with 12 major resolutions approved. These resolutions will have tremendous impacts on socio-economic development of the city and the life of residents here in the next few years.
It was recorded that from February 10 to 17, out of 92 samples sent to the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, 70 had positive PCR results with the Omicron variant, accounting for 76 percent.
The Ministry of Health, on the evening of October 16, informed that the National Covid-19 Case Management System recorded 3,221 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of which, ten were imported, and 3,211 were infected domestically, down 578 cases compared to the previous day, in 47 provinces and cities, including 1,172 community transmission cases.
Ho Chi Minh City, after fifteen days implementing Directive No.18 by HCMC People’s Committee and now Resolution No.128/NQ-CP by the Government, has witnessed impressive socio-economic recoveries. Meanwhile, the numbers of new Covid-19 infected cases and deaths continuously decrease. HCMC is gradually recovering from the severe outbreak.
Vice Chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Phan Thi Thang said that the central government and the city would have many policies to support establishments and enterprises to restore production and business activities.
District 3 of Ho Chi Minh City must call upon the cooperation of all residents to maintain its green Covid-19 safety area and working force in order for economy recovery, said Chairwoman of HCMC People’s Council Nguyen Thi Le in the district’s meeting to review Covid-19 prevention and control tasks yesterday.
The Ministry of Public Security is collaborating with the Transport Ministry, Vietnam Social Security and other ministries, state units to integrate more essential personal information into the chip attached on a citizen ID card, including Covid-19-related data.
Enterprises are looking forward to the day Ho Chi Minh City reopens to restore production but cannot help worry about a labor shortage and safe conditions for operations and production. That is also the concern of a large number of workers who have been unemployed for many months and are longing for the day they return to work.
Ho Chi Minh City businesses are eager and preparing to reopen after months of closure due to stringent social distancing orders, but continue to face challenges from tough regulations and staff shortages.
Ho Chi Minh City is still in the middle of the fierce fight against Covid-19, and has achieved certain encouraging results thanks to the close cooperation between the municipal authorities and the community. Sadly, in the cyber environment, there are some hostile forces or people with low consciousness purposely spreading Covid-19-related fake news on social networks to worry the public and harm this fight.
As the latest Covid-19 outbreak becomes increasingly complicated in Vietnam, stricter and stricter social distancing regulations have been introduced to help cope with the situation. This, however, has also led to over 84,000 businesses going bankrupt in the first 8 months of 2021 due to disruptions in supply chain flow. Ho Chi Minh City, therefore, is now trying to implement flexible support policies to help existing businesses restart their work.
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai last night joined in the ‘Citizens – City Leaders: Question and Response’ livestream session to present the direction of the city for the upcoming time regarding Covid-19 prevention and control as well as social security.