Quang Tri (VNA) - Leaders of central Quang Tri province and the Lao province of Salavan attended a working session on April 8 to discuss coordination in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Vice Chairman of the Quang Tri Provincial People’s Committee Hoang Nam, it has quarantined 12,000 Vietnamese citizens returning from Laos and Thailand in Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces. Authorities in Quang Tri, nestled on the Vietnam-Laos border, have deployed more than 80 border guard posts, of which 25 are located along the border with Salavan province. They have strictly controlled entry and exit through border gates, trails, and paths, while organising campaigns calling on people on both sides to not pass through, Nam said. The province has also facilitated import and export activities between the two sides in line with strict regulations on disease control, he stressed, adding that all the 120 Lao students pursuing studies in Quang Tri have received support and … [Read more...] about Vietnamese, Lao provinces enhance coordination in fighting COVID-19
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In the unfortunate event of a generalised Covid-19 epidemic in Việt Nam the deadly mix of Covid-19 and superbugs might be even more severe than in Italy considering the high rates of antibiotic resistant bacteria causing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI). Studies in hospitals throughout Việt Nam showed that half of all patients are colonised with superbugs resistant to most available antibiotics. In Intensive Care Units one third of the patients had HAI commonly with superbugs, resulting in longer treatment times, higher costs and mortality. … [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?
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
The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has issued an urgent notification on tracing visitors to a number of places in Hanoi and the northern province of Vinh Phuc who might have come into contact with a patient of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). … [Read more...] about Vietnam health ministry looking for people linked to COVID-19 patient No. 243
Man said that three weeks since the launch of a fighting fund, donors have presented cash and kind worth more than 770 billion VND (32.58 million USD), while another 129 billion VND (nearly 5.5 million USD) has been raised through the National Humanitarian Portal./. … [Read more...] about VNA supports national fund to fight COVID-19