Vietnam fights new COVID-19 strain with high infection rate


Health officials say HANOI – Vietnam is mobilizing deposits of coronovirus in Danan, as the strain found in the country’s tourism hub spreads more than before.

On Sunday, the results of gene sequencing suggest that it is a new strain entering Vietnam. “Mutation sensitivity has increased, leading to higher rates of infection.”

COVID-19 spoke at length in a meeting with Vietnam’s National Steering Committee for Prevention and Control.

“The infection rate is about five and six people, compared to 1.8 to 2.2 people compared to chronic stressors,” he said. This rate refers to how many people contract the virus over a period of time after close contact with an infected person.

Genome analysis was conducted by CDC Vietnam, local doctors and the Pasteur Institute in Vietnam.

The findings prompted Vietnam to send resources to Danang, closing parts of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, where new cases involving the central Vietnamese city were reported. The South East Asian country has reported 174 new infections tied to Danang in 11 days on Sunday.

Two temporary hospitals have been established in Danang to handle coronavirus patients while the existing four hospitals have been closed due to increasing number of infections. Health officials plan to relocate COVID-19 patients from Danang in nearby provinces and cities to hospitals to avoid local medical centers. The army is deployed for disinfection activity.

The CDO said that Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s southern commercial center, tested at least 10 sub-districts or areas on Sunday after detecting six new cases, testing 21,000 of the 32,000 residents visiting Danang in the past month. Is closed. . The city also has a COVID-19 treatment center with a capacity of 500 beds, which is the reason for further infections.

Hanoi has tested 50,000 people who returned from Danang by Saturday. The municipal government of Hanoi said that since July 8, more than 72,000 residents of the capital had visited the coastal city. During July, more than 1.4 million people nationwide visited Danang at the height of the holiday season.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held an online meeting with municipalities on Sunday afternoon, stressing on preventing targeted social disturbances while avoiding nationwide lockouts in hopes of fighting the disease while maintaining economic growth.

“Vietnam cannot afford a total lockdown again,” a political analyst told the Nikkei Asian Review. “Government coffer is running out of money because businesses are expected to suffer heavy losses.”

Vietnam’s export-led economy has suffered extensive damage in recent months despite efficient handling of the country’s first wave of epidemics. Gross domestic product grew by just 0.36% in the second quarter, down from 3.8% in the January-March period. The International Monetary Fund has estimated that Vietnam’s real GDP growth in 2019 will decline by 2.7% in 2020.

Coronoires Surge has speculated by local analysts that the Communist Party’s conference may be postponed for January. It is expected that the Communist Party, National Assembly and government posts will be determined for the next five years.

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