In comparison to Italy the population of Việt Nam is larger, 100 million compared to 60 million. Việt Nam has a much younger average age, which might decrease the severity of an outbreak. However, most households have several generations which make it more difficult to protect the elderly, who are more venerable. In addition, the proportion of healthcare personnel and hospital beds per capita in the Vietnamese healthcare system is much less, central hospitals normally are over-crowded resulting in patients often having to share beds. Considering the consequences of a generalised Covid-19 epidemic the forceful preventive measures taken by the Vietnamese authorities are crucial. … [Read more...] about A deadly mix of Covid-19 and superbugs may be the cause of high death rates in Italy – could this also happen in Việt Nam and can it be prevented?
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If the person has suspected symptoms, he or she has to undergo the standard test at the hospital which could cost around 10,000 baht (304 USD) instead. At Vibhavadi Hospital, the test also costs 6,500 baht and if the result comes out to be positive, the cost for the test will be free. … [Read more...] about Thailand sees increasing demand for drive-through COVID-19 tests
"After SEA Games 30, we have planned for the Olympic qualifiers. But all I could do now is training on my own to stay in form. My training content also had to be altered and reduced to fit with the current situation. The most important thing now is maintaining your physics during the pandemic," Tu said. … [Read more...] about Many athletes cancel training plans due to Covid-19 pandemic
Two new COVID-19 patients were confirmed on Wednesday morning. One of them is a 50-year-old woman who lives in Hạ Lôi Village, Mê Linh Commune, in Hà Nội’s Mê Linh District. She is a neighbour of patient 243, and the two had been in close contact. … [Read more...] about No new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday evening
Hanoi (VNA) – The US Embassy in Hanoi said on April 8 that the Governments of the US and Vietnam have worked together to expedite the delivery of made-in-Vietnam personal protective equipment to the US. The first of two initial shipments of over 450,000 DuPont protective suits departed Hanoi on April 7. The US Department of Health and Human Services contracted with FedEx Express to expedite delivery of the suits to the US Strategic National Stockpile in order to address the urgent need for protective equipment for frontline providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. US Ambassador to Vietnam Dan Kritenbrink said, “This shipment will help protect healthcare professionals working on the front lines against COVID-19 in the United States and demonstrates the strength of the U.S.-Vietnam partnership.” The US and Vietnamese governments have cooperated extensively in the COVID-19 fight. Since the beginning of this crisis, the US Centers for … [Read more...] about Vietnam, US cooperate to expedite delivery of protective suits for COVID-19 fight