On the heels of its high vaccination rate, Việt Nam might be ready to graduate to the next step of ‘living with COVID-19’ – switching the almost obsessive focus from raw case count over the past two years to other more relevant metrics like hospitalisations, seriously ill cases and deaths.
The central coastal province of Khánh Hoà, home to famous beach towns Nha Trang and Cam Ranh, welcomed the first international tourists with vaccine passports on Thursday after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ on November 25 saw its highest single day incidence of COVID-19, 1,310 cases, and six related deaths, according to its Department of Health.
Three people who died after taking the Vero Cell COVID-19 vaccine earlier this week had suffered an adverse allergic reaction, health officials have ruled.
The Ministry of Health has urged localities to strengthen control over not just COVID-19, but also infectious diseases that occur during the winter, especially viral respiratory and gastrointestinal viruses.