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HCM City completes disbursement of first support package for COVID-19-hit people

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on August 6 announced that the city has basically completed the disbursement of the first support package for COVID-19-hit people, with over 611 billion VND (26.56 million USD) given to more than 391,020 local ...

Health ministry releases Pfizer allocation plan, suggests vaccine mixing

Deputy Minister of Health Trương Quốc Cường has just signed a decision on the allocation plan of 746,460 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to provinces, cities and hospitals across the country.The Ministry of Health has requested that due to the low number of vaccines available, Pfizer vaccine ...

Pandemic-hit workers anxiously wait for aid

According to statistics of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, in the second quarter of 2021, up to 12.8 million Vietnamese people aged 15 and older were negatively affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, including those who lost their jobs, had to take time ...

Vu Diep

Vietnam works on method to discover Covid-19 infections through coughs

A project is being implemented with the participation of Vietnamese scientists who are trying to use AI to discover Covid-19 infections through coughs. The project, named AICOVIDVN, aims to develop a tool that helps agencies discover Covid-19 infected people quickly and easily. When people’s coughs are recorded ...

Trong Dat

Employees of foreign NGOs in Vietnam vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 1,000 employees of foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Hanoi, including over 100 foreigners, received COVID-19 vaccine shots on July 13. VUFO aims to provide COVID-19 vaccination to employees of foreign NGOs in 56 other cities and province.Keep reading ...

Vietnam to trial self-isolation for asymptomatic Covid cases in HCMC

The Health Ministry will issue guidelines for piloting self-isolation of asymptomatic novel coronavirus cases in HCMC, deputy minister Nguyen Truong Son said Tuesday.Son said Covid-19 patients in HCMC would be allowed to quarantine themselves at home if they display no symptoms following 10-14 days of ...

Le Phuong

Vietnam looks to digitalise COVID-19 vaccination database

Military-run telecom group Viettel has developed a digital health record system that allows people to register for COVID-19 vaccination, make health declarations, and receive information on time and venue for the inoculation online.People can register to schedule a COVID-19 immunisation appointment on the system, which ...

Vietnam Airlines pilots digital health passport

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines hopes that if the trial of “Digital health passport” is implemented successfully, the Government will consider and recognize this solution, towards promoting resumption of international routes.To be eligible to participate in the programme, passengers must be over 18 years ...

Smart-bracelet program on quarantined migrants to begin in Quang Ninh

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will pilot a medical quarantine program directed at migrants in Quang Ninh province in July. Smart bracelets will be one of the technological solutions used.When entering Vietnam via border gates, migrants will receive and install sim cards, install and turn ...

Van Anh

Student startup innovation for older persons and people with disability in the COVID-19

So far Vietnam has made a lot of efforts in containing the pandemic. However, the impacts of the global health crisis have critically affected the livelihood and health of the Vietnamese people and particularly vulnerable populations, including older people and those with disabilities.UNFPA in partnership ...

Thai An

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