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  • Vannamei shrimp production in November 2021 was estimated at 65.2 thousand tons, up 7.8% over the same period last year; Black tiger shrimp reached 23.4 thousand tons, up 1.7%. Although Covid situation is still very complicated but the shrimp industry is gradually recovering under new normality, factories are collecting raw materials, process and load cargoes to all markets for end-year holidays.
  • The price of both raw Vannamei and Black Tiger shrimp in the Mekong Delta provinces continued to be at a high level compared to the same period of 2020. Vannamei price slightly increase after two weeks, while Black Tiger price remain flat. Main sizes of Vannamei is 30-60 count, while Black Tiger is 20-40 count.
  • Vietnam’s shrimp exports to the EU in October 2021 reached nearly $74 million, up 13% compared to October 2020. The three main import markets for Vietnamese shrimp in the EU are Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. Vietnam’s shrimp exports to the U.S reached 117.7 million USD, up 19% compared to October 2020.
  • In order to contribute to ensuring the rights and interests of producers and consumers when using the GI of Ca Mau black tiger shrimp, the Department of Science and Technology of Ca Mau province has just issued the Regulation on control of geographical indications “Ca Mau” for the province’s black tiger shrimp.
  • On November 22, the first container of canned clam meat from Vietnam was exported to Europe with the quantity of 200,000 boxes. This canned clam meat container is in the order for the Spanish market of Lenger Vietnam Seafood Co., Ltd. Accordingly, this order has a total of 2 million boxes (10 containers) and the next containers will be continued to be produced and exported in 2022.

Covid-19 situation:

Vietnam Nationwide

  • The new coronavirus variant named Omicron triggered global alarm as Vietnam rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa countries.

  • There are about 1.5 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses donated by Japan arrived in Vietnam on November 26.
  • A batch of 2,074,410 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine donated by the U.S. to Vietnam touched down in Vietnam on November 26, according to the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam.
  • Vietnam received about 1.40 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine donated by France on November 28.
  • Can Tho City, located in Mekong Delta, announced a record 1,310 coronavirus infections on November 26, according to the local health department. The city had logged over 900 cases daily in the preceding three days.
  • Mekong Delta provinces are tightening up Covid-19 restrictions again as they witness a resurgence of new cases daily, especially in Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, and Soc Trang.

Ho Chi Minh City

  • In HCMC, over 1,400 new patients were hospitalized daily and the number of new cases is staying at that level by the day. Ho Chi Minh City is witnessing a surge in Covid-19 deaths, with the number at 60-70 daily in the last week, almost triple compare to October. The rate is particularly high among people aged over 50 or underlying health conditions.
  • The HCMC Department of Health has suggested that Covid-19 patients be allowed to pick private doctors to be treated at home at no more than VND200,000 ($8.80) per visit. This is a main feature of a draft plan on private healthcare sector participation in Covid-19 treatment.
  • With many Covid19 treatment centers set up in the past to tackle the pandemic dismantled or reverting to their original functions after the 4th wave subsided, the remaining facilities are now working at maximum capacity to cope with the new flood of patients.
  • Manufacturing companies in HCMC are offering higher salaries and benefits to attract workers as their year-end order books bulge, but are getting few applications amid the lingering fear of Covid-19, creating labor shortage during year-end time.


  • Hanoi for instance recorded over 200 new cases daily during the past week, a far cry from just 20 when it started to reopen late last month.
  • Hanoi Committee Party on December 1 stated it had agreed to a proposal to treat and manage mild and asymptomatic Covid-19 cases at home. Management plans and drug distribution would be managed by medical authorities to minimize the number of cases that need to be hospitalized.

Khanh Hoa (Nha Trang)

  • Prolonged heavy rain accompanied by flood-discharged hydroelectric power caused many residential areas in Nha Trang to be submerged in water, in some places more than a meter deep, on the morning of December 1.
  • 3,157 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered in Khanh Hoa Province on December 1, raising the total to 1,859,540, including 896,958 second shots. 95,088 kids aged 12 to 17 have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, accounting for 83.21%, according to the Provincial Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.
  • Khanh Hoa Center for Disease Control reported 394 new cases of Covid-19 in Khanh Hoa, including Nha Trang City (141), Ninh Hoa Town (100), Van Ninh District (15), Cam Lam District (17), Dien Khanh District (10), Cam Ranh City (34), Khanh Vinh District (9) and Khanh Son District (68) on December 2.

Da Nang

  • Da Nang Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on December 1 announced the decision to treat mild Covid-19 cases at home as part of a trial in December. Once the trial is completed, the Da Nang Department of Health would review results before applying it officially. Throughout the past days, Da Nang has recorded around new 65 cases daily.
  • Da Nang is one of five localities that fully vaccinated foreign tourists are allowed to visit under the trial program, the others are Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang, Quang Nam, and Quang Ninh provinces.
  • A non-stop flight from San Francisco landed at Da Nang International Airport on Wednesday, marking the first regular direct service from the U.S. to Vietnam operated by a domestic carrier. Initially, the airline will conduct two flights per week from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco using the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350.

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