|COVID-19 sub-variant BA.5 has been recorded in many countries and is highly likely to enter Vietnam. (Photo: moh.gov.vn)
According to the Ministry, the Omicron variant has recently been recorded as dominant with sub-lineage BA.2, BA.2.3, BA.2.3.2, while the sub-variant BA.5 has been recorded in many countries and is highly likely to enter Vietnam resulting in an increase in COVID-19 cases.
The ministry called for stronger preventative measures, vaccination for high-risk groups, and increased communication to raise people’s awareness.
It said more attention should also be paid to the pandemic analysis and forecast for proper response plans, especially for new strains of COVID-19, while control should be tightened to prevent dangerous, emerging diseases from entering Vietnam.