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Vietnam applied more than 250 million anti-Covid-19 vaccines

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Hanoi, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Until today, Vietnam has administered more than 250 million doses of vaccines against Covid-19, a disease that has infected 11,362,540 people throughout the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

With the 630 thousand 923 immunizers applied in the last 24 hours, there are already 250 million 409 thousand 815 those supplied throughout the nation, the Ministry of Health specified in its report last night.

According to the report, 2,192 new cases were diagnosed, 5,897 medical discharges were granted and one patient died, bringing the number of fatalities left by the disease to 43,096.

The ministry also stressed that with the appearance of the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the coronavirus, especially in the south of the country, it will closely monitor the situation and project possible scenarios and measures to deal with any emergency.

According to information released here the day before, the Ministry of Health suggested keeping Covid-19 in Group A of infectious diseases, and not as endemic.

Earlier this month, the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Pham Minh Chinh, stressed the need to prevent the resurgence of the epidemic and pointed out that to achieve this, the work must be based on three fundamental elements: carrying out diagnostic tests, quarantine and the treatment.

Minh Chinh insisted that resources, the quality of preventive care and hospital infrastructure must be guaranteed, as well as improving basic medical care.

He also urged to intensify the communication work about the importance of completing the vaccination schedule and in this sense he demanded that the specific groups receive the third and fourth doses, and that children from five to 12 years old receive the second within this month. .

The Vietnamese Prime Minister reiterated that it is essential to safely and flexibly adapt to the pandemic and control it effectively, in order to speed up the country’s economic recovery and sustainable development.

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