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— Vietnam on Thursday morning reported 314 new cases of COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City and the neighboring province of Binh Duong, increasing the country’s tally to 23,385, according to the Ministry of Health.
— Vietnam had administered a total of 3,960,956 doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of 4:00 pm on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health. The number of people who have completed two doses is 241,913.
— Ho Chi Minh City will follow social distancing measures under the prime minister’s Directive No. 16 for 15 days from Friday, as part of its efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health has recently proposed piloting home medical isolation on COVID-19 patients’ direct contacts in all districts and Thu Duc City, instead of only in districts with high risk of virus spread as earlier planned.
— According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam will receive a batch of two million doses of the Moderna vaccine, which is sponsored by the U.S. through the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme, this weekend.
— Tan An City and the districts of Duc Hoa, Ben Luc, Can Duoc, and Can Giuoc in the southern province of Long An have followed social distancing measures under the prime minister’s Directive No. 16 while the province’s remaining localities have followed Directive No. 15 from Thursday until further notice.
— The Ministry of Transport has agreed with the People's Committee of southern Kien Giang Province to temporarily suspend the operation of passenger flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc Island from Thursday, making the island the 10th locality in Vietnam to stop air services to and from the city to prevent COVID-19 spread.
— Vietnam’s labor market continues to be severely affected by the recent resurgence of COVID-19, with the number of unemployed people in the first six months of this year rising to over 1.1 million, a surge of more than 100,000 year on year, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.