New Zealand tightens restrictions due to community spread of Omicron variant

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that from 23:59′ on January 23 local time (ie 19h59′ on the same day in Vietnam time), the country will change the state of COVID-19 prevention and control to a “red light” signal. due to the spread of the Omicron variant in the community. A COVID-19 testing center … Read more

IMF urges countries to accelerate vaccination speed to contribute to economic recovery

On January 21, the Director General of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva said that not only central banks need to fight inflation, but other policymakers also play an important role in this effort. , including ending the COVID-19 pandemic through the promotion of vaccination. Health workers vaccinate people against COVID-19 in Vienna, Austria. … Read more

New Zealand health expert warns Omicron can be contagious in many ways

New Zealand health experts recently warned that the Omicron variant can infect in many different ways. People wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Christchurch, New Zealand, on December 17, 2021. Photo: THX/VNA This warning comes after the Palmerston North region confirmed a new case of infection with the Omicron variant after completing … Read more

COVID-19 in ASEAN ends January 20: New cases in the Philippines are still high; Malaysia to vaccinate children from 5-11 years old

According to statistics site worldometers.info, on January 20, ASEAN member states recorded 64,111 cases of COVID-19 and 304 deaths. The total number of infected people in ASEAN since the beginning of the epidemic has been 15,961,978 cases, of which 311,210 people died. Medical staff take samples to test for COVID-19 for people in Quezon, Philippines, … Read more

Many essential services in the US and Sweden are overloaded due to the Omicron variant

Medical services in the US and many essential services in Sweden are being overwhelmed by the rapidly spreading wave of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 epidemic. Health workers give people a COVID-19 vaccine in Sollentuna, Sweden. Illustration: AFP/VNA Sharing with the press on January 19, Dr. James Samuel Pope, … Read more

Malaysia, Hong Kong (China) deploy vaccines for children aged 5-11

Malaysia will start Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccination program for children aged 5-11 from next February. The dose of vaccine administered to this group is only 1/3 of the dose for people 12 years of age and older. Health workers give a teenager a COVID-19 vaccine in Shah Alam, Selangor state, Malaysia on September 20, 2021. Illustration: … Read more

ASEAN agrees to reopen tourism industry

On January 19, the Tourism Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to reopen the ASEAN tourism industry to revive this industry in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. View of the Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. Photo: AFP/VNA Under the chairmanship of Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon, … Read more

Singapore has not recorded any serious reactions in children vaccinated against COVID-19

Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said there were no serious side effects related to the COVID-19 vaccine during its vaccination campaign for children aged 5-11 in the “lion island nation” since late last year. December 2021 to present. People wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore. Documentary photo: AFP/VNA The Vietnam News … Read more

Pfizer launches mass production of Omicron variant vaccine

Czech news site ECHO24.cz quoted Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla over the weekend as saying that an improved version of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine will be available on the market in March 2022 and The company is in the process of mass production. The new vaccine not only protects against the Omicron variant, but … Read more

The world has recorded over 324.65 million cases of COVID-19

According to the worldometers.info statistics site, as of 9:15 p.m. on January 15 (Vietnam time), a total of 324,658,822 COVID-19 cases and 5,549,574 deaths were recorded worldwide. The number of recovered cases is 265,597,501 cases. A person takes a self-test for COVID-19 in Washington, DC, USA. Photo: THX/VNA The US continues to be the country … Read more