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PM orders solutions to reduce critical Covid cases, deaths

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long to organize a conference with experts and scientists this month to develop solutions to reduce the number of critical Covid-19 cases and fatalities.

According to a document issued by the Government Office, the requirement is aimed at continuing to deploy the Government’s Resolution 128 on safely and flexibly adapting to and effectively controlling Covid-19. Recently, the number of new Covid-19 cases, those getting worse and deaths have been rising again, the local media reported.

In addition, the Government leader requested the Ministry of Health to work out solutions to accelerate the Covid-19 vaccination, report the vaccine volume that will arrive in Vietnam this month, add Covid-19 drugs to the list of products subject to the price stabilization and report the results to the prime minister on December 15.

In related news, the Ministry of Health has allowed HCMC to shorten the quarantine period to seven days for asymptomatic Covid-19 cases who have been fully vaccinated and test negative for Covid-19 on the seventh quarantine day.

The decision was made following the HCMC Department of Health’s proposal to ease the overload at centralized quarantine centers and improve the effectiveness of the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

After the quarantine period at facilities, patients will continue monitoring their health at home for another week. During the period, they must check their body temperature twice a day. If their body temperature is over 38 degrees Celsius or they develop any abnormal symptoms, they must report their condition to the local medical agencies.

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