Vietnam has vaccinated 25.6 percent of the population as Hanoi will ease restrictions on some businesses

, Vietnam has vaccinated 25.6 percent of the population as Hanoi will ease restrictions on some businesses
  • Health authorities confirmed 10,583 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, down 87 from Tuesday.
  • Starting 12 p.m. Thursday, Hanoi will ease restrictions on some businesses and allow takeaway services from eateries and coffee shops in 22 districts.

Vietnam confirms 10,583 new Covid-19 cases, Ho Chi Minh City led with 5,301 new cases, followed by Binh Duong (3,228) and Dong Nai (808).

The country has recorded 641,244 cases in the fourth Covid-19 wave.

250 deaths were recorded Wednesday, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 16,186. In the last seven days 261 deaths were recorded each day.

14,189 patients were discharged, bringing the total to 412,650.

The country has vaccinated 25.6 percent of the population, in which 5.8 percent have received two doses.

Ho Chi Minh City with the highest number of coronavirus of Vietnam has inoculated over 6.5 million vaccine doses of Covid-19 for the first routine and over 1.3 million vaccine doses for the second time. That means over 90 percent of the HCMC population aged over 18 years old has been vaccinated.

The capital city of Hanoi also aimed to vaccinate all its adult population with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot by September 15. So far, 5 million shots have been given, meeting 86 percent of the original goal.

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Starting 12 p.m. Thursday, Hanoi will ease restrictions on some businesses and allow takeaway services from eateries and coffee shops in 22 districts.

Hanoi districts without new Covid-19 community transmission cases since September 6 will be allowed to reopen food and beverage establishments and other businesses from Thursday noon.

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According to a decision issued by the mayor of Vietnam’s capital city Chu Ngoc Anh on Wednesday, districts that have not recorded any coronavirus community transmission since September 6 would be allowed to reopen food and beverage places. However, only takeaways are allowed and they must be closed before 9 p.m.

Shops that sell office supplies, books and other study materials, garages that repair vehicles and electronic products shops are also allowed to reopen, local media reported.

All businesses and services must abide by coronavirus control measures like wearing masks and keeping distance, and make medical declarations. All customers must present QR codes when shopping.

Officials have been asked to evaluate the results of social distancing orders to propose a plan for coronavirus prevention and economic recovery after September 21.

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