Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 30): 371 new cases, int'l flights planned to resume
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371 new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours
On June 29 morning, Vietnam recorded an additional 102 new Covid-19 cases, including 94 domestic and eight imported. Among the domestic cases, 54 were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, 14 in Hung Yen, 11 in Bac Giang, eight in Ha Tinh, three in Bac Ninh, two in Hai Phong, and one each in Dong Thap and Lang Son.
175 new Covid-19 infections, including 172 domestically-transmitted and three imported cases, from 12 pm to 6 pm on June 29, the Ministry of Health has announced. Of the domestic cases, 43 were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, 24 in Binh Duong, 22 in Tien Giang, 21 in Dong Thap, 21 in Quang Ngai, 12 in Bac Giang, 12 in Nghe An, four each in Long An and Dong Nai, two each in Bac Ninh and Phu Yen, one each in Binh Thuan, Lang Son, Hung Yen, Ha Tinh, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
The Health Ministry confirmed 94 new Covid-19 cases, including 93 community transmissions in five localities Wednesday morning, with two-thirds of them in Ho Chi Minh City. Of the new cases, 62 were recorded in HCMC, 21 in the south-central Phu Yen Province, four in the north-central Nghe An Province, three in the northern province of Bac Giang, and three in the south-central Binh Dinh Province, which is having local Covid cases for the first time ever.
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Two new death relating to Covid-19
The Ministry of Health announced the 77th and 78th Covid-19 related deaths on June 29 morning. Both were men from Ho Chi Minh City with severe underlying conditions.
The 77th patient, 77 years old, lived in Binh Tan district. He tested positive for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on June 26 and was transferred to Trung Vuong Hospital for treatment while he was in a coma and had difficulty breathing. Before contracting Covid-19, he was suffering from sequelae of cerebrovascular disease for four years, weakness in the right half of his body, unable to speak, and had high blood pressure. He died on June 20. The cause of death was recorded as severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19, complications of multi-organ failure, and septic shock.
The 78th patient, 54 years old, lived in district 1. He tested positive for the virus on June 19 and was transferred to the Trung Vuong Hospital for treatment on June 24. He died on June 26. Prior to the virus, he was suffering from hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease. The cause of death was recorded as severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19, respiratory failure, multi-organ failure, and septic shock.
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Vietnam successfully synthesizes anti-SARS-CoV-2 drug
The Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology on June 28 announced that its Institute of Chemistry has successfully found a new method for synthesizing anti-SARS-CoV-2 drug from Favipiravir in the laboratory. The result will contribute to the joint efforts of Vietnamese scientists in researching drugs, vaccines, and biological products to serve Covid-19 prevention and control.
The research, licensing, production, and vaccination have contributed to effectively containing the spread of Covid-19. However, due to the emergence of new strains that are able to resist vaccines, antiviral drugs are an important supplement to Covid-19 vaccines. In that context, scientists of the Institute of Chemistry have successfully researched the new method for the synthesis of anti-SARS-CoV-2 drug from Favipiravir in the lab.
With an action mechanism similar to Remdesivir but it is administered orally, Favipiravir was first used against SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China. This drug has importantly contributed to preventing the Covid-19 pandemic in many countries, including Italy, Japan, and Russia.
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Vietnam to pilot 7-day quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers
The Ministry of Health (MoH) will pilot 7-day mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers and those who clinically recovered from Covid-19 and have negative testing results, according to a decision recently issued by the MoH. The northern province of Quang Ninh has been selected as the location for the pilot program which will take place from July 1 – 31.
The reduced quarantine time, from 21 days to seven days, is applicable to those entering Vietnam from abroad with valid certificates of full inoculation with Covid-19 vaccines. The second dose must be administered no less than 14 days and no more than 12 months prior to entry. It will also apply to people who have proof showing their full recovery from Covid-19 issued by the country where they receive treatment. The discharge date from the hospital must not exceed 12 months prior to entry.
But in both cases, they will need to have negative lab tests for the virus prior to entry and will be tested on the first day of quarantine (antigen tests) and the sixth day (RT-PCR test). They shall be subject to 7-day home-based quarantine and 14-day follow-up health observation after concentrated quarantine.
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International flights to gradually resume by year-end
Regular international flights can be gradually resumed by the end of 2021 as the Covid-19 situation will improve in the second half of the year when vaccination is accelerated in Vietnam and in the world, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) said in a report sent to the Ministry of Transport.
CAAV statistics show that there are currently about 30 foreign airlines from Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and Middle East countries and France operating flights that carry diplomats, experts, investors, skilled workers, foreign students, and cargo to/from Vietnam.
Meanwhile, Vietnamese airlines have used most of their fleets to operate on domestic routes with increases in both frequencies and the number of routes. The authority forecasts that the situation in 2021 will improve compared to 2020, especially in many key markets of Vietnamese aviation such as Northeast Asia and Europe. The herd immunity, driven by large-scale vaccination, will serve as a basis for gradually reopening international passenger flights at the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2021.
Vietnam has recorded 13,147 local Covid-19 cases in 50 of its 63 cities and provinces since the new wave started on April 27.
Bac Giang leads with 5,693 cases, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 3,653.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has recorded 16,507 patients, and 6,764 of them have recovered and 80 have died. The two latest deaths were recorded Tuesday night, of an 85-year-old woman in Ho Chi Minh City and a 64-year-old woman in Bac Giang, both with underlying conditions including stroke and diabetes.
Nearly 3.6 million people in the country have received Covid vaccination, including 182,481 fully vaccinated with two shots.
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