Localities undergoing social distancing asked to complete mass testing prior to September 15 14:06 | 09/09/2021

VGP – Localities currently placed under social distancing must complete mass testing prior to September 15 to separate COVID-19 infection cases from community, the Ministry of Health has ordered.

Health ministry allows mixing Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna vaccines 12:37 | 09/09/2021

VGP – The Ministry of Health has allowed offering the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech as a second dose option for people first vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine.

HCMC reports 14,800 pediatric patients with COVID-19 21:20 | 08/09/2021
VGP – There have been 14,800 children infected with COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City since the beginning of this year, according to Deputy Director of the Municipal Department of Health Nguyen Huu Hung.
Viet Nam confirms 12,680 new COVID-19 cases 19:18 | 08/09/2021
VGP – The Ministry of Health confirmed 12,680 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the national patient tally to 563,676.
More than 33 million doses of vaccines allocated to localities nationwide 15:05 | 08/09/2021
VGP – All 33.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines shipped to Viet Nam so far have been distributed to localities nationwhile, meeting 20 percent of the demand for the national vaccination plan, said the Ministry of Health.
Viet Nam to conduct human trials of France’s XAV-19 COVID-19 treatment drug 13:29 | 08/09/2021
VGP – Viet Nam is ready to cooperate with French company Xenothera in conducting the phase 3 human trials of and transferring production technology of XAV-19 COVID-19 treatment drug, said Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thua.
Viet Nam appreciates Singapore’s support for COVID-19 fight 09:20 | 08/09/2021
VGP – Viet Nam appreciates Singapore’s support, especially medical equipment and supplies, for COVID-19 fight, said Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son during his phone conversation with Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan.
Health ministry confirms 14,208 new COVID-19 cases 19:10 | 07/09/2021
VGP – The Ministry of Health confirmed 14,208 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising the national patient tally to 550,996.
HCMC has yet to decide whether to ease restrictions as daily infections remains high 16:40 | 07/09/2021

VGP – Ho Chi Minh City will only decide whether it will ease or tighten social distancing after September 15, depending on developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Health Ministry considers easing travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people 15:59 | 07/09/2021
VGP – The Ministry of Health is considering ease travel restrictions for vaccinated people on a trial basis in some Southern localities, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long at the Government monthly meeting on September 6.