The capital has been accelerating contact tracing and testing to early detect suspect cases in the community. It has raised the virus alert to a higher level and decided to give fines to those who intentionally flout rules on wearing masks in public places, starting August 7. … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Hanoi capital starts extensive RT-PCR test campaign
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The Bac Giang-born patient, 33, travelled to Da Nang City, the epicenter of the current coronavirus outbreak, together with five other family members in late July. Upon returning from the trip, the five other members tested positive for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus and she herself was later diagnosed with the virus. … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Two more cases detected, Vietnam has 812 in total
Hanoi (VNA) – Pandemic-hit localities must ensure sufficient reserves of materials for timely COVID-19 tests, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered at a recent meeting of the permanent cabinet members on the fight against the pandemic. The government leader spoke highly of the National Steering Committee on the fight, the Ministry of Health and localities for their efforts, and praised collective and individual donors for their contributions to Da Nang city and Quang Nam province in the central region. However, he also asked officials and administrations of the localities hit by the pandemic to mobilise all the resources in the all-out effort to keep the outbreak at the lowest level. The People’s Committees of the provinces and centrally-run cities must bear the responsibility on the application of measures in the localities and the strengthening of anti-pandemic measures, PM Phuc stressed. He called on all the people to wear a face mask at public places and in the … [Read more...] about PM orders localities to prepare sufficient materials for COVID-19 tests
Unlike many expats or tourists, I’m quite comfortable with the heat as I grew up in Queensland and lived in Malaysia as a kid. I can still remember getting dropped off at the bottom of the hill in Kuala Lumpur in the early afternoons, watching the clouds piling up endlessly high. I trudged home, covered in sweat, while witnessing Mother Natures’ spectacle until the sky got dark enough to burst into crackling cascades of thunder and heavy rain drops belted down around me just as I raced home. … [Read more...] about Is it raining yet?
The victim was 55 years old and lived in Hai Chau District, Da Nang, a coastal city in the central region, Nguyen Truong Son, Minister of Health, said, adding she had a history of hypertension. … [Read more...] about Vietnam announces 11th coronavirus-related death