HN faces high community Covid transmission risks


VGP  Ha Noi is coping with a high risk of coronavirus infections in the community which would be sparked by the increasing number of new cases in the Southeast Asian region, illegal immigration, and relaxing  public awareness, said Vice Chairman of the Ha Noi municipal People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung. 

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Mr. Dung made the point at a meeting of the local Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control on April 19 in Ha Noi. 

Deputy Director of the Health Department Hoang Duc Hanh reported that Viet Nam recorded 79 imported cases of coronavirus infections from April 13-18, including seven cases confirmed by Ha Noi.

Mr. Hanh underlined the necessity for the people to stay alert and for the relevant agencies to supervise the compliance with the 14-day quarantine regulations. 

From April 13-18, 167 people got Covid jabs, bringing the total number of vaccine recipients to 8,574. The Department of Health planned to finalize the second phase of vaccine rollout before May 5.

In the second phase of the rollout with 53,000 doses allotted, Ha Noi will prioritize medical officers and members of the local Covid-19 monitoring groups.

Ha Noi had the highest inoculation rate nationwide in the first vaccine rollout. 

The city plans to administer about 350,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses this year, Director of the municipal Department of Health Tran Thi Nhi Ha said at a meeting with the Hanoi Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on April 13./.

By Kim Loan