Phu Quoc City in the southern province of Kien Giang should complete second Covid-19 vaccine doses for all residents aged from 18 by the end of this month.

A biggest-ever Covid-19 vaccination for the first jab happening in Phu Quoc

According to Mr. Huynh Quang Hung, chairman of Phu Quoc City’s People’s Committee, the city is conducting the biggest-ever Covid-19 vaccination to give the first jab for 112,000 people over three days, from October 1 to 3, 2021.

Kien Giang Province’s Health Department has mobilised 900 medical staff to support Covid-19 prevention and control activities on Phu Quoc.

“Phu Quoc has aimed to provide the second shot of Covid-19 vaccine for all people aged from 18 this month to reopen its tourism services from November.”

SAid Mr. Hung, chairman of Phu Quoc City’s People’s Committee

According to Hung, over the past three days, the city has detected no new locally-infected Covid-19 cases, except for several patients in quarantined and sealed-off areas in An Thoi Ward.

Local authorities are concentrating on the Covid-19 testing in the community to detect Covid-19 cases.

The city has proposed Kien Giang People’s Committee to issue specific guidelines for tourists to visit the island.

Phu Quoc is currently home to around 169,000 people, including 150,000 with permanent residence.

In the past week, more than 300 youth union members have registered to participate in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic as well as support locals in difficult circumstances in isolated areas.

Covid-19 cases in Phu Quoc up to date

As of 12:00pm on October 1, 2021, Phu Quoc recorded a total of 235 cases of F0. All patients infected with Covid-19 are being treated at Phu Quoc General Hospital and the Field Hospital (Phuoc Loc Tho). Also, on the same day, 05 cases have been cured and discharged from the hospital, they are continuing to self isolate to check their health condition at home for the next 14 days.

Last week, Kien Giang authority announced their plan to reopen the island city for international tourists from November 20, 2021, which is scheduled to happen in 02 phases.

We’ll follow up on the latest updates and keep you posted on new policies as well. Take time to plan for your trip and stay tuned!