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Ho Chi Minh City opens 1,000 Covid-19 vaccination sites


It is expected that in the next 2 days, Ho Chi Minh City will start implementing the largest-scale Covid-19 vaccination campaign ever.
On the afternoon of June 17, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked the city’s anti-epidemic force to urgently investigate epidemiology, identify outbreaks, and the source of the infection, the scale to narrow down the area, very tightly.

Do not prolong social distancing on a large scale Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc said that currently, 7 enterprises (enterprises) in industrial parks (IZs) in the city have Covid-19 cases. Most of the places only have 1-2 cases, with no signs of spreading to other places. In which, 2 enterprises have similar characteristics (seafood processing, workers work together in a cold and closed environment) so the number of cases is larger with 6 and 11 cases… People’s Committees of wards and districts Districts with cases have suspended non-urgent services, stopped accepting in-person applications, only accepting online applications. Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son, Head of the Special Department of the Ministry of Health in Ho Chi Minh City, said the city will set up about 100 delegations to inspect all factories and enterprises operating in the industrial park. Large factories and enterprises need to have a plan to arrange for the core workers to live in the industrial park or have a closed process from accommodation, dormitories, transportation to the factory to work, live and take them to work. about. Ho Chi Minh City has prepared a treatment plan for 5,000 patients, but must be ready with equipment to treat patients on ventilators who have severe symptoms. Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son inspects the preservation of 836,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine at the Pasteur Institute’s cold storage in Ho Chi Minh City on the afternoon of June 17 Photo: HAI YEN After receiving 836,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, Mr. Duong Anh Duc said that Ho Chi Minh City had a meeting to plan to identify priority subjects and injection plans; strive to inject for 200,000 people/day, expected from June 19; at the same time, increasing testing capacity to 30,000 samples/day. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam emphasized that Ho Chi Minh City is a big city; The government and people have gone through the practical process of fighting the epidemic. Therefore, decisions on social distancing, isolation and blockade must be in the spirit of trying to be as concise as possible. The purpose of social distancing is to slow down the spread of the epidemic, identify outbreaks, sources of infection, and scale in order to narrowly, tightly, and strive not to prolong the extension. society on a large scale. The Deputy Prime Minister asked Ho Chi Minh City to “keep the balance” of the IP with strong measures. Ho Chi Minh City needs to strengthen testing and warning to quickly detect infections in the first 3 days, with lessons learned in fighting epidemics like in Bac Giang and Bac Ninh. The Deputy Prime Minister noted that although Ho Chi Minh City’s testing capacity is very good compared to other localities, with a population of 10 million and many industrial zones, the city must have a plan to increase testing capacity in the event of an outbreak. in the industrial park. In particular, the coordination of testing must ensure consistency among participating units, meeting the sampling and tracing speed to catch up with the epidemic’s spread. Absolutely do not let the test situation be delayed or mistaken due to the coordination as happened in some places. If infection is detected in factories and enterprises in industrial zones, Ho Chi Minh City should pay close attention to the densely packed worker accommodation areas when zoning, isolation and blockade are implemented. The Deputy Prime Minister requested that in the coming time, Ho Chi Minh City urgently needs to complete the pilot guidance on isolating F1 cases at home, ensuring strict safety in terms of health as well as people’s privacy, in accordance with the law. conditions of the city in the case of a large number of infected people. Mobilization of many vaccination forces At the inspection of the preservation of 836,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine that has just been transported to the cold storage of the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City on the afternoon of the same day, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son said that in the next 2 days, Ho Chi Minh City will open 1,000 Covid-19 vaccination points for people. “Distributed by the Government and the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Immunization, in this batch, Vietnam imported 966,300 doses of vaccine for the whole country, of which 836,000 doses were transported to Ho Chi Minh City” – Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son said. The Ministry of Health has completed the script and in the next 2 days will finalize the script to discuss with the leaders of Ho Chi Minh City and the City Steering Committee to be ready to deploy at vaccination points. This vaccination campaign will take place in about 5-7 days. “To carry out this vaccination campaign, we not only mobilize the medical force in Ho Chi Minh City, but we also mobilize the forces at the central level, ministries and branches in the city. A number of military hospitals and hospitals Police force institutes, military preventive medicine institutes will also participate in this campaign,” said Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son. With the principle and spirit of quick vaccination in the campaign but still must ensure absolute safety for those who participate in vaccination, Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son said that the vaccine injected in this batch is AstraZeneca’s, the deadline The use is still relatively long, ensuring the safety of the vaccination campaign of Ho Chi Minh City. “Hopefully in the next round, the provinces that are facing great difficulties during this epidemic such as Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Binh Duong, Tien Giang … will receive the vaccine to give priority to the whole production force which is workers. to ensure safety in production” – Deputy Minister of Health expressed. Overseas Vietnamese support the Vaccine Fund On the afternoon of June 17, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son awarded more than 6.2 billion VND as contributions from the overseas Vietnamese community, the Lao National Assembly Office and officials, civil servants and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Diplomacy for the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, supporting the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund and the fight against Covid-19 in localities. In addition to the above amount, in the past few days, the Vietnamese community with nearly 30 organizations and groups in the US, Canada, France… has launched the campaign “Join hands for Vietnam” and “10,000 doses of vaccines”. please for Vietnam”, soon move back to the country to support people, especially doctors – nurses and those who are working on the front lines, to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. D.Chau Another 515 cases of Covid-19, Ho Chi Minh City alone has 137 cases The Ministry of Health said that on June 17, Vietnam recorded an additional 515 cases of Covid-19, including 12 isolated cases immediately after entry and 503 domestic cases in Bac Giang (327), Ho Chi Minh City (137), and Tien Giang. Giang (13), Bac Ninh (12), Binh Duong (7), Ha Tinh (4), Lang Son (2), Nghe An (1). This is the day Vietnam has recorded the highest number of cases since the outbreak. Notably, the number of new cases in Ho Chi Minh City and Bac Giang continuously increased rapidly. Since the outbreak appeared, our country has recorded 12,150 cases of Covid-19, of which 10,483 are domestic cases and 1,667 imported cases. On June 17, 63 more Covid-19 patients were announced to be cured, bringing the number of cured cases to 4,653. The number of deaths is now 61.