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.
Con Dao Island commences COVID-19 vaccination drive for teens Society

Con Dao Island commences COVID-19 vaccination drive for teens

Con Dao Island district in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau kick-started a COVID-19 vaccination drive on November 13 for children aged 12-17. With meticulous preparations in place, the vaccination drive - the sixth launched in the province - has been carried out in a smooth and safe fashion.
Italy offers 796,000 more vaccine doses to Vietnam Society

Italy offers 796,000 more vaccine doses to Vietnam

The Italian Government on September 21 announced its decision to provide an additional 796,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses for Vietnam via the COVAX Facility mechanism to help the country cope with COVID-19 pandemic.
Hai Phong conducts mass vaccination drive Health

Hai Phong conducts mass vaccination drive

Some 500,000 people will receive the Vero Cell COVID-19 vaccine under a vaccination drive launched by the northern port city of Hai Phong on September 8. The drive will last for 10-15 days.
Hanoi speeds up vaccination drive Health

Hanoi speeds up vaccination drive

The capital of Hanoi had opened more than 1,200 vaccination facilities as of September 6 to ensure all citizens aged 18 and above can receive their first COVID-19 vaccine shot before September 15.
Philippines extends entry ban on visitors from 10 countries World

Philippines extends entry ban on visitors from 10 countries

Philippine Government spokesman Harry Roque announced that the country will extend the entry ban on all visitors from India and nine other countries until the end of August due to concerns about the spread of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Philippines speeds up vaccination drive ASEAN

Philippines speeds up vaccination drive

Vaccination centres across the Philippine capital Manila are trying to speed up inoculation rates, including by staying open 24 hours, to help deal with a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
UNICEF speaks highly of Cambodia’s vaccination drive World

UNICEF speaks highly of Cambodia’s vaccination drive

Cambodia is among countries with the highest percentage of COVID-19 vaccination among its adult population in Western Pacific, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) wrote in its social media network on August 4.