BANGKOK, September 26 (The Nation Thailand / ANN): Vabiotech, a pharmaceutical company in Vietnam, has successfully produced the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine.
The first batch of vaccines will be evaluated by Gamaleya, a research institution under the Russian research and development center Sputnik V.
These vaccines will be used as part of Vietnam’s vaccine distribution plan to deal with the fourth wave of Covid-19 and the vaccine shortage.
On the other hand, Vietnam News reported that Da Nang businesses will be offered a 50% reduction in fees for Covid-19 tests and vaccines to boost economic recovery by the end of this year.
On Friday, Da Nang City Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Van Quang made the pledge during the Da Nang Executives and Business Dialogue, with the participation of domestic and foreign direct investment companies. (IED).
Quang said the city would soon reopen various economic activities and ease social distancing from October, provided COVID-19 prevention and control measures remain in place.
“City governments will develop economic recovery scenarios for companies to prepare production plans after social distancing orders are lifted,” Quang said.
“We always offer the best solutions to limit the damage linked to the pandemic for the city’s domestic and foreign companies,” he said.
“The relaunch of the vaccination program and support for companies in the testing and control of Covid-19 will be a priority from October to trigger the full operation of the factories and industrial areas of the city. “
Meanwhile, Southeast Asia has seen a drop in new Covid-19 infections, but the death toll was higher on Saturday, collected data showed.
ASEAN countries reported 59,202 infections and 758 deaths – nearly a third in Malaysia – on Saturday (September 26) compared to 61,840 and 690 respectively on Friday.
But Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has banned the celebration of Kan Ben’s day, which falls on October 6, in order to contain the spread of Covid-19.
The move came after nearly 50 monks at a Buddhist temple in Phnom Penh tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
The Kan Ben festival is considered the largest Buddhist festival in the country, as many devotees will visit the temples to deserve their ancestors.