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Vietnam sees continued downtrend in Covid infections

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health reported 1,550 new Covid cases today, May 16, down by 46 cases against yesterday.

Hanoi as the biggest hot spot had 437 cases, followed by Bac Ninh with 98 cases, while other localities saw fewer than 80 cases.

More than 4,700 Covid patients were confirmed free of the disease today, sending the country’s total recoveries to over 9.3 million. Meanwhile, two more Covid deaths were reported in Can Tho and Tay Ninh in the day.

After one month launching the electronic Covid vaccine passport, the Health Ministry’s Electronic Health Administration had issued this certificate for 14 million people between April 15 and May 15. Vietnam’s Covid vaccine passport is available on the PC-Covid mobile app.

Besides, the vaccine passport will be updated on the “Suc khoe dien tu” (Electronic health) mobile app and the Health Ministry’s online platform that is being built and will be launched in the upcoming time.

According to the Health Ministry, the vaccine passport is proof of Covid vaccination issued by the ministry to the local people, in line with the standards of WHO and the EU.

People who have received full vaccination and got their vaccination information verified and updated on the national Covid vaccination system will be granted the electronic Covid vaccine passport, without having to conduct further procedures.

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