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Fully vaccinated people arriving from abroad to be granted Covid green pass

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HCMC – The health authority in HCMC is stepping up preparations to grant a Covid-19 green pass to people arriving from abroad who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Speaking at a press briefing on September 12, Nguyen Hong Tam, deputy director of the HCMC Center for Disease Control (HCDC), said that after arriving, these people would be placed under concentrated quarantine for seven days and self-isolate for another week at home.

Those who are yet to be fully vaccinated must still undergo a 14-day concentrated quarantine period.

HCMC currently has 2,475 people who are close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases undergoing concentrated quarantine, Tam said, adding that most of them are foreign experts, flight crew members, pilots and those who entered the city from abroad.

As of September 12, HCMC had reported 298,029 Covid-19 infections in the ongoing fourth wave of the pandemic, according to statistics from the HCMC anti-virus steering committee.

On September 11, as many as 2,925 patients were discharged from hospitals, raising the city’s total recoveries to 150,341. Besides, the city’s Covid death toll has reached nearly 12,000.

Some 7.8 million Covid vaccine doses have been administered in HCMC, with over 1.3 million people receiving two shots.

By Le Anh

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