July 1, 2022

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COVID-19 mutantions in Vietnam: faster replication and more infectious

Vietnam discovered “hybrid” mutant coronavirus: faster replication and more infectious

“Hybrid” mutantions in Vietnam: faster replication and more infectious.  Since the global outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, Vietnam has been one of the countries that have done relatively the most successful epidemic prevention, but it has recently broken its defenses.

Since the outbreak of a new wave of epidemics on April 27, Vietnam has newly confirmed 4,034 cases of COVID-19, accounting for more than half of the country’s total number of confirmed cases. Vietnam’s Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long stated on the 29th that a new variant of the new coronavirus has been detected in Vietnam, which has the characteristics of the variant virus originally found in the UK and the variant virus originally found in India.

COVID-19 mutantions in Vietnam: faster replication and more infectious

After the end of April this year, the number of confirmed cases in Vietnam (7-day dynamic average) has suddenly increased. Screenshot from “Our World in Data”

This mutant virus is a mixture of Indian and British mutant strains

It has a faster replication than the previously discovered variant viruses. Faster and more infectious, especially through the air, which explains to a certain extent why Vietnam has added a large number of new infections in a short period of time.

According to a report from the BBC on the 30th, Ruan Qinglong called the latest mutant virus “very dangerous.” According to reports, viruses are mutating all the time. Although most mutations are not important, some mutations make the virus more infectious. Coupled with mutant viruses with mixed characteristics, a total of 8 mutant new coronaviruses have been found in Vietnam.

In order to control the COVID-19 epidemic, the Vietnamese government will vaccinate 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the two northern provinces with the most cases in the next week-Bac Giang and Bac Ninh. Testing and treatment are also being carried out simultaneously.

In addition, the capital Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City in the south, and Da Nang City in the central city have also seen multiple local cases, with Ho Chi Minh City being the most serious. Recently in Ho Chi Minh City, a church carried out missionary activities as usual regardless of the epidemic situation for 4 consecutive weeks, which led to a continuous increase in the number of related cases.

As of the 30th, there have been 126 cases. In order to quickly screen infected people, Ho Chi Minh City has recently adopted a “combined testing” method to test residents for the new coronavirus overnight. The authorities of Ho Chi Minh City have initiated criminal proceedings against the church involved.

According to the Viet News Agency, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City stated on May 30 that the city will implement a 15-day social distancing measure from the 31st. It will not gather more than 5 people outside of the office, hospital, and school. It is necessary not to go out. The city will also conduct a nationwide new coronavirus nucleic acid test, and it is expected that the daily test volume will reach 100,000.

Vietnam had 251 new cases of COVID-19 infection on the 30th, with a total of 7,107 infections. Reuters reported on the 30th that Vietnam, with a population of about 98 million, has received 2.9 million doses of vaccines. The government’s goal this year is to ensure 150 million doses of vaccines.

(source:internet, reference only)


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