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Vietnam’s daily Covid-19 caseload hits nearly 78,000

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The number of new Covid cases in Vietnam continued to remain high, with 77,982 cases reported this evening, February 26. Among them, 77,970 cases were locally infected, falling 804 cases compared to yesterday, said the Ministry of Health.

Hanoi recorded the highest number of infections, at 10,783, up 947 cases day-on-day, followed far behind by Nghe An with 3,985 cases. Thirteen provinces and cities, including Vinh Phuc, Hung Yen, Tuyen Quang, and HCMC reported around 2,000-3,000 cases each. The rest had fewer than 2,000 cases each.

The health authority of Thai Nguyen Province today registered to add 20,894 cases detected earlier to the national Covid monitoring system.

The ministry also announced 88 more Covid deaths and over 20,400 new recoveries in the day.

Up to now, Vietnam’s Covid tally has exceeded 3.2 million cases, including 2.3 million recoveries and 40,050 deaths.

In related news, due to a hike in the number of Covid cases after the Tet celebration, Binh Phuoc and Quang Ninh provinces, like many localities in the country, decided to allow students to switch to online classes.

In Binh Phuoc, students of grades one to six in areas at low risk of Covid transmission will continue to attend in-person classes, while those in areas at high risk will learn online starting February 28.

For kindergarteners in low-risk areas, they will continue to go to schools, while those in high-risk places are allowed to stay at home.

In the northern province of Quang Ninh, the provincial education authority announced that students of primary schools will return to virtual classes from February 28 until further notice. Kindergarteners will stop attending school.

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