Regarding COVID-19 vaccination in the military, 48,442 troops and military personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to date. Of the vaccinated military personnel, 29,771 people were injected by military medical workers, while the remainders were given COVID-19 vaccine shots by civilian medical workers.

The Department of Military Medicine also announced that the General Department of Logistics has sent a group of military medical experts to Laos to assist the country’s fight against the pandemic.

On May 5, Vietnamese experts visited field hospitals and quarantine zones managed by Lao military units. At the working session with Military Hospital 103 of the Laos People’s Army, Vietnamese experts proposed to adjust the number of personnel involved in taking samples for COVID-19 testing and to set up on-the-spot COVID-19 sample test facilities.

In response to the complicated development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hanoi Capital Command has taken drastic COVID-19 prevention and control measures. The unit cooperated with the Chemical Corps to disinfect COVID-19-hit localities, prepare facilities for quarantining those returning from pandemic-hit countries, and send its personnel to guard at checkpoints.

Meanwhile, the Dak Lak provincial Border Guard Command mobilized more troops to work at medical checkpoints in border areas. As reported, since the beginning of this year, the province’s border guard force discovered and dealt with a number of illegal border crossing cases.

Following the directives of higher levels on quarantining Vietnamese citizens returning from pandemic-hit countries, the Quang Ninh provincial armed forces recommended local authorities to mobilize around 1,400 vehicles to transport 36,400 Vietnamese citizens from Van Don International Airport and Mong Cai International Border Gate to quarantine zones in the province and other localities. At present, Regiment 244 is quarantining more than 200 Vietnamese people who returned home from Japan on April 30.

Below are some photos reflecting military units’ efforts in controlling the COVID-19. 

Troops briefed on their tasks in a quarantine zone
Rooms disinfected before receiving citizens coming from pandemic-hit localities and returning from pandemic-hit countries
Vehicles also disinfected before and after transporting citizens to quarantine zones
Quarantined people having their body temperature measured twice a day by military medical workers
Preparing food for quarantined people
Military workers delivering food to those in a quarantine zone

Translated by Tran Hoai