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HCM City has none location locked down as a precaution against COVID-19 after 12 days without local transmission. — Photo tuoitre.vn

Hai Duong, the biggest coronavirus epicenter of the nation, has to date recorded a total of 636 local transmission, trailed by its neighbor Quang Ninh with 61.

Of the total figure, as many as 820 domestic cases have been detected since January 27 when a new COVID-19 wave broke out.

According to Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long the COVID-19 pandemic has now been put under control in the country, with many of 13 pandemic-hit localities reporting no fresh community cases over the past days.

However, the Health Minister urged localities to continue strict complying with anti-pandemic measures, and paying greater attention to monitoring medical facilities and patients showing symptoms such as a fever and a cough as well as foreign experts and people entering the country from abroad.

 

Hanoi and HCM City- the country’s two major cities- will consider easing restrictions on non-essential services in the time ahead as they have recorded no new coronavirus cases in recent times.

Additionally, Ho Chi Minh City is poised to allow the reopening of schools as from March 1, according to the municipal People’s Committee.

On February 24, the first batch of 117,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh City. With the delivery, Vietnam has become one of the first nations in Asia to have access to a prestigious COVID-19 vaccine in the world.

By February 25 morning, the national infection count stands at 2,412, with 1,513 local infections, and 899 imported cases.

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The first 117,600 doses of Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Vietnam

The first 117,600 doses of Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Vietnam

A plane carrying the first batch of 117,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccine landed at HCM City-based Tan Son Nhat international airport at 10.40am this morning.