Vietnam’s daily case count rises to double digits

Vietnam’s COVID-19 daily case count continues to hit double digits as the country’s efforts to curb the spread of the next wave escalates.

According to the Ministry of Health, COVID-19 clusters have been found in Danang, Yen Bai, K Hospital, and Hanoi Hospital For Tropical Diseases. Meanwhile, the new string of infections detected in Hai Duong comes from an illegal immigrant from Laos. Infections associated with these clusters have spread to 26 provinces, amounting to 442 cases.

Vietnam reports 28 cases on 11th May

COVID-19 Bac Ninh
Image credit: Tuoi Tre

As of 11th May, Vietnam has reported 28 confirmed cases in Hanoi, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Lang Son, and Hai Duong. Most of these cases are direct contacts of infected patients at clusters. They have been quarantined to monitor their symptoms earlier.

The latest patient in Hai Duong reported herself to local authorities after she visited Bac Ninh. She was sent for a COVID-19 test and the result came out positive on 10th May.  

COVID-19 Bac Ninh
Image credit: Tuoi Tre

The latest spike has brought the country’s total COVID-19 case counts to 3,489. Among these numbers, 2,056 cases are locally transmitted while 1,433 are imported.

Nearly 5,000 teachers and students in Bac Ninh are quarantined

COVID-19 Bac Ninh
Thuan Thanh Highschool in Bac Ninh
Image credit: Tuoi Tre

On 10th May, Bac Ninh announced 14 confirmed cases who are high school students and teachers. These cases are from Thuan Thanh Highschool and Kinh Bac Highschool in Bac Ninh.

According to Tuoi Tre, 511 students and teachers who are infected cases’ direct contacts have been sent to dedicated facilities for treatment.

Over 48,000 students and teachers who are indirect contacts have received a stay home notice for at least 21 days.

Stay vigilant to break the cycle of infections

Just a month ago, we were happily preparing for our impending holidays, without the need to socially distance or avoid gatherings. As Vietnam is facing a 4th wave of COVID-19 cases, we should continue to take these precautionary measures seriously. As long as there is still one community case out there, none of us is safe.

To break the cycle of infections, let’s adopt mask-wearing in public places, steer clear of large gatherings, and install the Bluezone app to monitor the situation 24/7.

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Cover image adapted from: Tuoi Tre

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