A total of 8,429 new COVID-19 infections were reported in Việt Nam on Tuesday, increasing the caseload since the beginning of the pandemic to 170,190, according to the Ministry of Health.
Part of Từ Dũ maternity hospital and the entire Saigon General Hospital, both in HCM City’s District 1, have been converted into field hospitals with a total of 350 beds for Covid-19 treatment, according to city authorities.
Việt Nam and HCM City have been receiving a great deal of support and vaccine donations from countries around the world to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two new COVID-19 treatment areas were launched in Bình Dương on Tuesday amid complicated developments of the pandemic in the southern province.
Despite struggling to cope with a COVID-19 resurgence, HCM City managed to achieve positive economic growth in the first seven months of the year, according to the city Statistics Office.
The city’s health sector and Thủ Đức city authorities must apply strict Covid-19 prevention measures to maintain safety and industrial production value at Sài Gòn Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) amid the pandemic, Phan Văn Mãi, deputy secretary of HCM City’s Party Committee, said.
Barriers and green boards were put up at the entrances of nearly 50 residential areas in Hoàng Mai District, indicating no COVID-19 patients have been reported there and outlining measures that visitors must take before entering