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Dong Nai prioritizes workers of businesses under stay-at-work order for Covid-19 vaccinations

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Dong Nai Industrial Zones Authority (DIZA) has requested local medical centers in Dong Nai Province to prioritize administering the Covid-19 vaccine to workers residing in their companies’ premises after work during the enforcement of the social distancing mandate.

Le Van Danh, deputy head of DIZA, wrote to local medical centers yesterday, August 11, urging the local vaccination teams to prioritize the companies in industrial zones that are letting their workers to stay at the factories after work.

According to the request, vaccination sites should be set up at these companies to prevent workers from leaving their factories for vaccination.

DIZA has published a list of 1,129 companies in industrial zones that are complying to the stay-at-work requirements, with nearly 316,000 employees.

Data from the provincial Department of Health, during the province’s fourth vaccination drive from July 29 to August 20, indicated that the department allocated 128,616 vaccine doses to local medical centers to inoculate 26.8% of workers from 28 industrial zones in seven localities, where the Delta variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.

Currently, over 600,000 employees are working in industrial zones in this southern province. Accordingly, the number of vaccine doses given has met nearly 27% of the demand of companies in industrial zones.

Dong Nai reported an additional 425 cases this morning, raising the province’s total in the latest outbreak since late April to over 10,500 cases.

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