70th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day Vietnam - Asia 2023 Smart City Summit Hanoi celebrates 15 years of administrative boundary adjustment 12th Vietnam-France decentrialized cooperation conference 31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / News / Viet Nam
MAY 18: Vietnam’s Covid-19 cases hit 4,500
Minh Vu 05:31, 2021/05/19
The widespread transmission of the novel coronavirus has forced Bac Giang to suspend four industrial parks that house hundreds of foreign-invested firms.

The number of people tested positive for Covid-19 in Vietnam hit 4,500 as of May 18, including 2,687 patients have recovered and 37 deaths.

 A national consultation meeting for treatment of critical cases on May 18. Photo: Suckhoedoisong

More than 100,000 people are in quarantine at hospitals, centralized zones, homea and lodging facilities.

On May 18, the country confirmed 152 cases, including 96 from Bac Giang hotspot.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 20 patients of critical condition. A national consultation meeting was held online to find the best treatment for them who infected with Indian variant’s sublineage B.1.617.2.

Bac Giang remains the hotspot that draws the attention of government members, including Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long who came to check the situation there. The widespread transmission has forced the province to suspend four industrial parks where 504 companies are located in.

Meanwhile, Bac Ninh, where is home to Samsung Electronics Vietnam (SEV), put on lockdown a city of 220,000 residents and a district which accommodates Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

Regarding vaccine, MoH reached a deal to buy 31 million Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine doses that are expected to be delivered in the third and fourth quarters this year.

 Covid-19 infections in Vietnam between April 29 and May 18. Source: MOH. Chart: Minh Vu
TAG: Vietnam Covid-19 Bac Giang hotspot national consultation meeting critical condition
Other news
13:20, 2024/05/19
Vietnam news in brief - May 19
Read The Hanoi Times to keep up with the latest developments in the country.
09:55, 2024/05/19
Vietnam celebrates Ho Chi Minh’s birthday
Vietnam typically organizes various events to commemorate the president's birthday and launches campaigns to inspire people to learn about and adopt his thoughts and morals.
11:53, 2024/05/18
Vietnam news in brief - May 18
Follow The Hanoi Times for latest news on Vietnam
09:48, 2024/05/18
Six ideal destinations for green tourism in Vietnam
From tranquil coastal towns to big cities within easy cycling distance, Vietnam's green destinations can help visitors recharge their social batteries.
20:14, 2024/05/16
Vietnam news in brief - May 16
Follow The Hanoi Times for the latest news on Vietnam
12:37, 2024/05/16
Opening of National Assembly session in five days' time
The draft of the amended Capital Law will be one of the issues to be discussed at the 7th session of the 15th National Assembly.