As of 6 am this morning, Vietnam entered the third consecutive morning without any new cases of COVID-19 to report, keeping the national count of 245 unchanged from the figure reported on Monday night (April 6). Among them, 153 people returned from abroad, accounting for 62.4%.
The latest reported cases (patients No. 242 to 245) were confirmed on Monday afternoon, including three returning from abroad who were timely isolated upon entry to Vietnam.
Also, on Monday, four patients were declared to have recovered (patients No. 117,118, 122 and 154) and discharged from hospital in Da Nang, Can Tho and Tay Ninh, raising the total of recovery cases in Vietnam to 95.
Among the remaining patients, a total of 32 cases tested negative for the novel coronavirus for the first time, and 30 others showed negative results for the second. Many of them are expected to be given the all-clear later today. There are currently three people in serious condition in hospitals, but one is showing signs of improvement.
* On Monday evening, Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee held an online briefing meeting on the prevention and control of COVID-19 in the city.
Speaking at the meeting, Politburo member and Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan urged local authorities to continue reviewing the contacts of COVID-19 patients and those going in and out of the city’s gateways to control the spread of the disease in the community. He also asked local businesses to ensure safety in production activities.
The same day, Hanoi Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Combat met, in which Municipal People's Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung requested local authorities to strictly implement measures to prevent epidemics, especially those related to social distancing.
Also on the day, Hai Phong City People's Committee met with local functional agencies to discuss measures to support locals in difficulties due to the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic. Delegates praised the meaningful activities that have been deployed to support local people in overcoming the difficulties from the current nationwide social distancing, like the donation of rice and essential necessities for households in difficult circumstances in the districts of Do Son and Le Chan.
* On April 6, more social resources were sent to the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) in response to a call from the Party, Government and the VFF to fight the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
A representative from the Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group donates VND2 billion to support the COVID-19 fight, Quang Ninh Province, April 6, 2020. (Photo: NDO/Quang Tho)
According to preliminary statistics, the amount of money donated through the National Humanitarian Portal has reached over VND128 billion (US$5.4 million), while more than VND750 billion in cash and kind has been sent to the VFF Central Committee.
On Monday, President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man received VND100 million from the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs, in addition to funding of VND105 million and VND335 million from Doan Ket Company Limited and AOE Community in Vietnam, respectively.
The same day, at the headquarters of the VFF Central Committee in the South, Heineken Vietnam presented VND10 billion to support the COVID-19 fight.
Also on April 6, the VFF’s chapter in the northern province of Hai Duong received support worth over VND4.6 billion (including VND3 billion in cash and the remainder in essential goods, food and medical equipment) from many businesses in and out of the locality to prevent the pandemic.
The VFF Committee of Da Nang received more than VND1 billion on the same day. So far, more than VND4.6 billion, 1,000 antibacterial face masks, 10 tonnes of rice and 100 bottles of hand sanitiser, among others, have been donated via the municipal VFF Committee.
On April 6, Quang Ninh Provincial authorities received over VND6 billion plus medical supplies to support frontline units to prevent and fight the epidemic.
Tay Ninh, Thanh Hoa and Hau Giang Province also received valuable donations on Monday to facilitate the fight against COVID-19.