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According to Vietnam’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal, about 95% of resident Hanoians aged 18 or above have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine.

On Sunday alone, the city administered 573,829 vaccine doses, setting a record for the most shots given in a day and almost eight times higher than the record day in August (72,000 doses).

Of the 5.5 millions doses allocated to Hanoi thus far, the city has used 5.4 million. Districts such as Ba Dinh, Thuong Tin and Bac Tu Liem have administered 95-100% of the doses they were given. The Ministry of Health plans to distribute an additional 1.5 millions doses so that Hanoi can complete the plan of 100% vaccination rate for citizens aged 18 or above by September 15th.

On September 8, Hanoi officials announced a mass testing and vaccination plan with the hope of suppressing the current COVID-19 outbreak by mid-September. VnExpress reported that since the announcement, Hanoi has conducted more than 2 million tests, detecting 10 positive PCR pool samples and 33 positive antibody samples.

In a meeting yesterday afternoon, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyễn Mạnh Quyền asked relevant agencies and departments to formulate plans for loosening restrictions after September 21 - the end date for the current social distancing period.

This morning, Hanoi confirmed 22 new positive cases, all in isolated or quarantine areas. The Vice Director of Hanoi’s Center of Disease Control, Khổng Minh Tuấn, also told Dan Tri that officials are working on plans to narrow “red zones” and will suggest the easing of restrictions if the situation continues to show positive signs.

[Photo via Ministry of Health Portal]

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