The health ministry has asked localities nationwide to monitor foreign entrants from countries with monkeypox as an early response after infections were spotted in the region.
Vietnam reported a total of 136,075 cases of dengue fever in the first seven months of this year, tripling the figure of the same period last year, the country’s Ministry of Health said Tuesday.
Though the number of daily infections and severe cases keeps rising, experts said it is implausible for Vietnam to experience another Covid-19 wave.
Vietnam was once lauded for an exemplary Covid response but massive official corruption since has turned plaudits to brickbats.
More than 9,200 public medical workers have quit over the past 18 months due to low pay and increased workload.
Statistics from the health ministry show that 52.8 per cent of the country’s Coivd-19 deaths were unvaccinated, with 29.8 per cent had only one or two doses.
People should sign forms for refusing Covid-19 vaccination to “highlight their responsibilities” in the Covid-19 fight, the General Department of Preventive Medicine said.
Phan Trong Lan, head of the General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health, said Monday that Vietnam has detected the Omicron subvariant BA.5, but did not elaborate.
The pair were linked to a $172 million scandal in which officials were bribed to supply hospitals with vastly overpriced test kits.
Southeast Asian nation first to start commercial production. Deadly hog virus slashed herds in China, elsewhere in Asia.
Vietnam on Tuesday reported its first day without an official death from Covid-19 since Aug. 21 as recorded daily infections have dropped significantly in recent weeks, the health ministry’s publication Suc Khoe Doi Song said on Wednesday.
The Health Ministry announced 5,019 new domestic Covid-19 patients Saturday, lowest since October 29 last year.
Completing health declarations, one of Vietnam’s five protocols to contain the Covid-19 spread, will be removed, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.
A recent spate of youth suicides has prompted a wave of activism among Vietnam’s Gen Z, who battle anxiety, depression and loneliness. Pandemic pressures have added to underlying issues, as activists call for more resources and help for overworked social…
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it had dropped its “Do Not Travel” Covid-19 recommendations for about 90 international destinations including Vietnam.
Vietnam will begin issuing vaccine passports starting April 15, the Health Ministry announced Monday.
The health minister, Hanoi chairman and other senior officials bear responsibility for a Covid-19 test kit scam scandal involving the Viet A Technology Corporation, the Party’s top watchdog said Thursday.
Lieutenant-General Do Quyet, director of Vietnam Military Medical University in Hanoi, is facing disciplinary actions for his involvement in a Covid-19 test kit scam at a HCMC technology firm.
After learning she had a serious illness, Solène Martel was determined to find her Vietnamese birth mother, believing “if not now, then never.”
PM Pham Minh Chinh has ordered the Health Ministry to make preparations for immunizing children from three years old against Covid-19.
Health authorities on Saturday confirmed 454,197 new Covid cases, including nearly 300,000 cases that had been detected on previous days but yet to be added to the national database.
Former deputy health minister Cao Minh Quang was arrested Friday to be investigated for neglecting to check drug orders at a pharmaceutical company, causing loss to state property.
Two officials at the Military Medical Academy in Hanoi were arrested Tuesday for their involvement in the test kit fraud of Viet A Technology Corporation.
The health ministry has proposed that the announcement of daily Covid-19 updates be stopped because “they don’t reflect the true nature of the pandemic situation.”
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh directed the health ministry to begin the process of moving the country to the course of living with Covid-19 and treating it as endemic even as cases surge.
On March 15, the government plans to reopen the country fully to international tourists.