PORTAL - On the morning of February 08, at the Administrative Center of Binh Duong province, the Provincial Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control held an online meeting on the Covid-19 prevention and control with districts, towns and cities. Mr. Nguyen Loc Ha - Member of the Provincial Standing Party Committee, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting.
Continuing to well control the pandemic
As reported by the Department of Health, from the beginning of 2022 to now, the province has recorded 2,073 Covid-19 cases, including 2,069 community cases and 04 cases of entry (01 case of Omicron infection). In the past 9 days (from January 27, 2022 to February 05, 2022), the province had 308 new cases through RT-PCR test (down 26% compared to the week before Tet); on average 44 cases per day; 3,266 cases of recovery, discharge, completion of quarantine (including rapid test cases), on average per day, 467 patients of recovery, discharge, completion of quarantine. Detecting 47 cases of F0 in the community through RT-PCR test, an average of 07 cases/day; down 34.7% compared to the week before Tet.
From January 29, 2022 to February 06, 2022, the province continued to inject 8,323 doses of Covid-19 vaccine during the Lunar New Year. Up to now, 1,053,997 3rd doses have been given. In the coming time, Binh Duong will continue to implement the Spring Covid-19 vaccination campaign 2022 (from January 29, 2022 to February 28, 2022). Reviewing and injecting immediately for those who have not been vaccinated and have not had enough doses, especially the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions in the spirit of "going every alley, knocking door-to-door, checking house-to-house, checking each subject for vaccination". Organizing mobile vaccination teams at home, ensuring that no one in the high-risk group is not fully vaccinated.
people at the vaccination site in the Cultural Center of Phu Loi Ward, Thu Dau
Reported at the meeting, localities said that the number of infections in the week continued to decrease deeply, the pandemic was well controlled, people were excited to enjoy Spring and celebrate Tet. According to Mr. Pham Van Bay - Vice Chairman of Di An City People's Committee, the pandemic situation in the city during Tet was positive, the number of F0 cases decreased sharply, there were no deaths, currently 164 patients are being treated at home, only the patient of tier 3 has 3 cases and is expected to be discharged soon. Up to now, the city has injected 185,000 3rd doses, reaching a rate of 70%. The city continues to focus on reviewing and administering the 3rd dose for residents and workers. Strengthening local management, closely monitoring cases of entry, cases of going to and coming from other places to grasp and handle promptly, so as not to let the source of infection spread in the community.
For Thuan An city, 15 cases of F0 were recorded in the week, 37 cases are currently being treated at home; there were no deaths. During Tet, the city administered 4,391 doses of vaccine.
Mr. Doan Hong Tuoi - Chairman of Tan Uyen Town People's Committee informed that 12/12 communes and wards in the town so far are green zones (level 1). During the week, the town recorded 28 cases of F0 treated at home, no deaths; the town administered 918,703 doses of vaccine, including 124,200 3rd doses.
From January 28, 2021 to February 06, 2022, Ben Cat Town administered 1,939 doses of vaccine, accumulated over 792,000 doses; including 157,000 3rd doses (accounting for 55%).
Students are excited to return to school
Right after the Tet holiday, on February 07, 2022, localities in the province simultaneously organized for students to study directly. Due to previous preparations, educational institutions have been proactive in welcoming students back to class, measures for pandemic prevention and control have been taken seriously and closely, receiving the consensus and support of many parents. By grasping the situation of the units, the first day back to face-to-face classes, most students were excited.
Right on the first day back to face-to-face classes, Thuan An city had 90% of students come to class. Particularly, Di An City has fully prepared plans for students to return to face-to-face learning; expected date is February 14 for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades and February 21, 2022 for all grades.
Secondary school (7th, 8th and 9th grades) and high school students of Ben Cat Town have started face-to-face learning from February 07. On February 9, 6th grade and primary school will return to face-to-face learning. Particularly, preschool will teach directly according to the child care needs of parents.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Loc Ha delivers the
closing speech of the meeting
For Bau Bang district, on February 07, all grades simultaneously learned face to face; Preschool had 53% attendance rate, Primary school 89%; Secondary school more than 94%; High school 100%.
Responding to proposals and suggestions of localities on giving the 3rd dose for subjects aged 12-17 and requesting the Provincial Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control to have specific instructions on vaccination for 6th grade students under 12 years old; the Department of Health said that currently the Ministry of Health has no regulations on the 3rd dose for children aged 12 to 17 years old. The Government has also agreed to buy 21.9 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to under 12 years old; therefore, it is suggested that localities wait, when there is a policy, the province will deploy injections for 6th grade students under 12 years old.
Concluding the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Loc Ha assessed that the pandemic situation in the province continues to be effectively controlled. However, localities must be very focused, not subjective or neglected; strictly implement the directives of the Government, the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control; soon complete 100% of the 3rd dose in the first quarter of 2022. The Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee asked localities to quickly rearrange treatment facilities to suit the actual situation to avoid wasting human resources. Closely monitoring the face-to-face learning situation for all levels so that when problems arise, they can be promptly handled. Although the Omicron variant has not had complicated developments, localities must proactively plan and respond to situations, etc.
Reported by Yen Nhi- Translated by Thanh Tam