08:00 | 24/07/2020
The report at 6:00 a.m on 24/7 of the National Steering Committee for Disease Control Covid-19 said that Vietnam had a total of 272 imported cases that were immediately isolated. Currently, 43 patients are positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus and are preparing carefully the medical work to welcome workers from Equatorial Guinea to the country.
The National Steering Committee for the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 said,
– From 6 am on April 16 to 6 am on 24/7: Vietnam has had no cases of infection in the community for 99 days.
– As of 6 a.m. on 24/7: Vietnam has a total of 272 imported cases that are immediately quarantined.
– From 6pm on July 23: 0 new cases.
Number of people isolated: Total number of people in close contact and entry from the epidemic area under medical monitoring (quarantine): 10,336, of which:
– Concentrated isolation at the hospital: 352
– Concentrated isolation at the muscle Other departments: 9,379
– Isolation at home, residence: 605
According to the report of the National Steering Committee for Disease Prevention and Control, Covid-19, so far, there have been 365/412 cases of Covid-19 cases of our country being declared cured, accounting for 88.6% total number of cases. Particularly for foreign patients, up to now, 50 patients with foreign nationality have been cured by Vietnam. There has been no death of a Covid-19 patient so far.
As of the morning of 24/7, among Covid-19 patients being treated and monitored at medical facilities, there are currently 4 patients with negative test results 1-2 times for the virus. SARS-CoV-2. Currently, 43 patients are positive for the virus causing Covid-19.
Most of the patients are being treated in medical facilities today, most of them have stable health. Currently, Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases 2 is treating 5 cases. At Ba Ria-Vung Tau General Hospital, 09 cases are being treated; Binh Son District Medical Center – Quang Ngai treated 1 case; Bac Lieu General Hospital 2 cases; General Hospital of Ca Mau province treated 1 case; Le Loi Hospital, Vung Tau City treated 1 case; Nam Dinh General Hospital treating 7 cases; Cau Yen Regional General Clinic, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province, treating 08 cases; Hai Duong Tropical Hospital treated 1 case; Hoa Binh Provincial General Hospital treated 4 cases … Phu Quoc District Medical Center treated 1 case.
Regarding medical work for the flight to welcome more than 200 Vietnamese workers in Equatorial Guinea on July 28, PhD. Pham Ngoc Thach, Director of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, said that the hospital has completed all stages of manpower and equipment. Accordingly, the hospital sent 2 doctors and 2 nurses to work in the Emergency Department to bring 2 breathing machines, monitoring machines, protective clothing and other medical equipment on the flight to welcome workers back home.
It is known that the flight will welcome about 219 Vietnamese workers in Guinea equatorial to the country, including approximately 120 patients with Covid-19.
Among these patients, there are some cases that are confirmed to have been cured, others with severe development in the past have been hospitalized in Guinea, but now the condition is much better, so despite the trip long flight – about 15 hours but do not worry about the patient’s health on this long flight.
After the plane landed at Noi Bai airport on the afternoon of July 29, all these workers will be transferred to the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases for isolation and monitoring. SARS-CoV-2 positive cases will be treated here. The hospital has fully prepared the facilities and medical staff to receive the largest number of patients since the beginning of the pandemic in Vietnam.
Previously, following the Prime Minister’s instructions on the urgent planning of bringing Vietnamese citizens in Equatorial Guinea home, the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment – Ministry of Health and representatives of Aviation Corporation Vietnam held a meeting to discuss options for flight medical planning.
At the meeting, the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases said that it was ready to send a group of doctors and nurses specialized in resuscitation and emergency preparation to travel to Guinea to welcome citizens back home.
The Ministry of Health said that three companies with workers and managers working in Equatorial Guinea in Africa sent a notice stating the number of Covid-19 cases among workers and managers.
Out of 120 patients, 46 had chronic comorbid conditions (which are more susceptible to complications) such as stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, bronchitis. In addition to the 120 Covid-19 patients, 7 were hospitalized to monitor other illnesses, 3 were infected with malaria, one of which was both malaria and Covid-19.
The average age of these workers and managers is 38 years old, the lowest is 19, the highest is 68. Of which 135 people (62%) are 19-39 years old, 63 people (29%) are in the age group. 40-49, 8 people (8%) aged between 50-59 and 4 people (2%) over 60 years old.
With the number of cases of Covid-19 in the world exceeding 15 million, many countries are racing to study vaccines against Covid-19, including Vietnam. Interview with reporters Vietnam, TS. Kidong Park, Chief Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Viet Nam welcomes Vietnam’s participation in a joint global effort to research and develop vaccines.
TS Kidong Park assessed that the world needs high-quality vaccines as soon as possible. Ensuring that there is an effective and safe Covid-19 vaccine will help the world prevent a pandemic. Currently, there are about 23 vaccines being clinically tested, in addition to 160 vaccine manufacturers are conducting research today, including a manufacturer from Vietnam, WHO expects to have more manufacturers. join together.
Many countries, including Vietnam, have been invited by WHO to participate in the COVAX mechanism. COVAX mechanism is the main content of COVAX component. This is an urgent approach to get the safest and most effective vaccines through providing finance to help share risks in vaccine development, and pre-investment in vaccine production to deploy vaccine distribution. large-scale immediately after the vaccine is proven quality and concentrates the purchasing power to reach the optimal volume to end a pandemic outbreak.
Under this initiative, high-income and middle-income countries will be able to access vaccines through centralized procurement using aid finance. GAVI will provide financial assistance to low middle income and low income countries to purchase vaccines.