SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sub-lineage BA.5 enters Vietnam Health

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sub-lineage BA.5 enters Vietnam

The SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sub-lineage BA.5 has entered Vietnam and may overwhelm the old sub-lineage BA.2 which is dominant in the country, according to Prof. Dr. Phan Trong Lan, Director of the Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine.
Laos face third wave of COVID-19 World

Laos face third wave of COVID-19

The National Taskforce for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Laos has announced that the country is facing a third wave of coronavirus infections.
PM orders gradual normalisation of COVID-19 pandemic Society

PM orders gradual normalisation of COVID-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on March 5 requested the gradual normalisation of the COVID-19 pandemic at a teleconference between the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control with ministries, sectors, and 63 provinces and cities.
Indonesia employs bubble system at G20 summit World

Indonesia employs bubble system at G20 summit

Indonesia, as the 2022 host of the Group of 20 economic forum, will introduce a bubble system for the forum’s summit later this year as a precaution against COVID-19, as the government rides out a third wave of infections driven by the highly contagious Omicron strain.
Laos reports first community case of Omicron variant World

Laos reports first community case of Omicron variant

Laos has confirmed a total of 27 cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, including the first infection in the community, the National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said on February 23.
Omicron now the dominant variant in HCM City Health

Omicron now the dominant variant in HCM City

New COVID-19 infections have been on the rise in Ho Chi Minh City in recent days, and Omicron is currently the dominant variant here, according to the city’s centre for disease control (HCDC).