The Ministry of Health has issued an urgent notice to trace all people in close contact with the 237th COVID-19 patient, a 64-year-old Swedish man, who was reported infected with the coronavirus on Friday after being hospitalised for a traffic accident.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyễn Quốc Dũng on Friday handed over medical equipment worth over VNĐ7 billion (US$304,000) as gifts from the Vietnamese Government and people to their Lao and Cambodian counterparts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four new COVID-19 infections, including two cases related to the HCM City-based Buddha Bar cluster, were reported by the Ministry of Health on Friday afternoon, raising the national toll to 237.
The HCM City Department of Health’s operation centre on April 2 began using a software application to manage quarantined people and COVID-19 patients.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Rakuten Viber have announced a new partnership to fight misinformation around COVID-19 with an interactive multi-language chatbot available globally, aiming to combat fake news and false information that has been rapidly circulating about the virus.
The official said the city was also preparing for a worse scenario of 2,000-3,000 patients.
An Bình Commercial Joint Stock Bank (ABBANK) has donated VNĐ2 billion (US$84,803) to Hà Nội’s Bạch Mai Hospital, which has become a Covid-19 hotspot.
The five imported cases were all quarantined right after immigration so there are no risks of community transmission.