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New Covid cases down across Vietnam

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam reported 7,417 new daily Covid-19 cases today, April 25, falling by 1,395 cases against the previous day, said the Ministry of Health.

Hanoi still took the lead by case count, at 941. Phu Tho came in second with 493 cases, followed by Quang Ninh, Yen Bai, and Nghe An with 400-410 each. Other parts of the country saw less than 400 cases each.

Today saw the provincial health authority of Bac Giang registering to add 853 earlier-detected cases to the national Covid monitoring system.

Over 6,600 Covid patients were declared free of the disease while eight others were confirmed dead, sending the country’s total recoveries and fatalities to nine million and 43,021, respectively.

Data released by the Health Ministry today showed that 51 out of the 63 provinces and cities in the country are no longer at extremely high risk of Covid transmission, or level 4.

Given the rising number of low-risk areas and the sharp fall in extremely high-risk ones, many cities and provinces will continue to ease restrictions on socioeconomic activities.

In the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, production and daily activities are back to normal as daily Covid infections in the coastal province have sharply plunged.

Khanh Hoa yesterday reported only nine fresh cases, the first one-digit number recorded since July last year, said the provincial anti-Covid authority.

Festivals, tourism, cultural and entertainment activities have resumed but anti-Covid protocols remain in place.

The provincial government also issued a decision providing financial support for over 4,500 employees being furloughed due to the impact of the pandemic, with total aid of over VND4.5 billion. Further, 195,000 self-employed workers and some other groups will receive aid as well, with total funding of over VND389 billion.

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