Vietnam records no fresh cases, nearly 320,000 vaccinated against COVID-19

VOV.VN - The country documented no new cases of COVID-19 on the morning of April 28, while close to 320,000 people were vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health.

The nation has so far recorded a total of 2,857 coronavirus infections, including 1,570 locally-transmitted cases and 1,287 imported ones.

Among the overall figure, a total of 2,516 coronavirus patients have fully recovered from the disease, with the death toll related to the SARS-CoV-2-virus remaining at 35.

Furthermore, 48 of those still receiving treatment have tested negative for the virus at least once, with most of them giving negative results.

In addition, more than 38,260 people who are currently in quarantine nationwide after having close contact with COVID-19 patients or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions.

At a recent meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam Dam, who is also head of the committee, underscored the need to go ahead with COVID-19 response measures and pointed out the high risk of pandemic spreading from neighbouring nations and transmissions through foreign experts and Vietnamese returnees from abroad.

The committee asked high-risk localities, especially southwestern provinces, to intensify their testing capacity, and assigned relevant ministries and agencies to review quarantine capacity.

It also asked the Ministry of Health to fast-track COVID-19 vaccinations and negotiation to access foreign vaccine supplies, and step up domestic vaccine research and production as a way of containing the pandemic in the time ahead.

According to details provided by the Expanded National Immunization Programme, as many as 318,792 frontline healthcare workers along with members of community-based anti-COVID-19 groups had been injected with the COVID-19 vaccine from March 8 to April 27.