Three imported cases detected, COVID-19 vaccination to start soon

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam confirmed three new imported cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the national tally of imported cases to 914, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Three imported cases detected, COVID-19 vaccination to start soon - ảnh 1

The three fresh cases were quarantined immediately upon entry to receive treatment at local hospitals after they tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on Monday.

Of the total figure, 1,561 are local infections, including 868 found when the virus recurred in the northern provinces of Hai Duong and Quang Ninh in late January.

The total recoveries has gone up to 1,898 after an additional six COVID-19 patients were declared free from the disease one day earlier.

Regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, Deputy Minister of Health  Truong Quoc Cuong told a recent cabinet meeting that COVID-19 vaccination will commence immediately after the Ministry of Health receives an accreditation certificate from the Republic of Korea (RoK), slated for late this week or early next week.

The vaccination is in line with the Government’s Resolution No. 21 on the purchase and use of COVID-19 vaccines, which detail nine priority groups for free injection.

Furthermore, inoculation priority will be given to pandemic-hit localities and the current biggest coronavirus hotspot of Hai Duong which has recorded a total of 684 community cases so far.

As scheduled, another batch of AstraZeneca vaccine along with COVAX Facility vaccine are set to arrive in the nation in late April, the minister said.