A doctor gets a shot of the Covid-19 vaccine. Vietnam has seen eight provinces and cities complete the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination - PHOTO: VNA
HCMC - Vietnam saw eight provinces and cities--- Tay Ninh, Long An, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Khanh Hoa, Danang, Gia Lai, Hoa Binh and Ha Giang---complete the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination as of April 10, according to the Ministry of Health.
Over 1,670 more people in seven provinces and cities got shots of the Covid-19 vaccine on April 9.
As of April 9, as many as 19 provinces and cities in Vietnam rolled out the Covid-19 vaccine, with a total of 58,037 medical frontline workers vaccinated against Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, VietnamPlus news site reported.
To ensure safety amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Health advised residents to follow anti-Covid-19 measures such as wearing face masks, washing hands, keeping a safe physical distance, avoiding mass gatherings and making health declarations.
Up to date, some 37,940 people who came back from pandemic-hit countries or had close contact with Covid-19 patients are being monitored and quarantined at hospitals, quarantine centers or at home.
Among the total 2,683 Covid-19 cases reported in Vietnam, as many as 2,429 patients have made a full recovery, while 35 others have died of the virus.