Vietnam recorded 54 new cases of coronavirus Friday evening, including 53 community cases, one of which was a 2-year-old girl, Vietnam News has reported.
Forty-seven of the cases were in Hai Duong, three in Quang Ninh, two in Hanoi and one in Bac Ninh.
The 2-year-old patient is in Bac Ninh and the daughter of “Patient 1,565,” while the sole imported case was a 31-year-old man who had just arrived in the country as a returnee from Japan. He is quarantining in Ho Chi Minh City
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said it was a priority that Vietnam had vaccines for the first quarter of the year, at a National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Friday.
The country has prepared a field hospital with a 200 patient capacity in Chí Linh City, with 45 doctors and 70 nurses sent to work at the facility.
So far the country has registered 1,705 cases, including 35 deaths.
Updated as of 7 p.m.