Indonesian entering Vietnam in March reported as new COVID-19 case

An Indonesian man working in Binh Duong Province, located in southern Vietnam, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, apparently the country’s first locally-transmitted case in more than two months, though the Ministry of Health has not officially logged this case. The male patient was born in 1989 and stays in a hotel in Ben Cat […] Read more »

Traffic accidents down 19% year-on-year in first half

The National Committee on Traffic Safety has announced that Vietnam saw a 19% year-on-year decline in the number of traffic accidents in the first half of this year - the biggest fall in many years. Read more »

One patient recovers, no new cases reported

Vietnamese citizens lined up for check in as they return from France and other European countries to Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — A 24-year-old Vietnamese man was given the all-clear from COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, according to the latest announcement from the Ministry of Health. He was the 335th COVID-19 patient in […] Read more »

Ca Mau to launch first express boat service to Nam Du and Phu Quoc next week

An express boat service connecting the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau with Nam Du Archipelago and Phu Quoc Island, popular tourist destinations in the nearby province of Kien Giang, will be launched on July 7. Read more »

Vietnam clear of community infections, one more discharged

The country confirmed no fresh COVID-19 cases of local transmission on July 1, and the overall number of fully recovered patients climbed to 336 or 94.6% after a 24-year-old Vietnamese man known as patient 335 was discharged from the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Ho Chi Minh City. Read more »

Russians in Vietnam vote on amendments to constitution

Russian citizens living in Vietnam voted in Russia’s national referendum on amendments to its constitution on July 1 in Hanoi, Da Nang, and HCM City. Read more »

IMF hails Vietnam’s anti-pandemic model

A recent article posted on the website of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) spoke highly of Vietnam’s success in the fight against the COVID-19. Read more »

Seminar reviews 25 years of Vietnam-US relations

An international seminar was held in Hanoi on July 1 to look back on relations between Vietnam and the US during the last 25 years. Read more »

COVID-19 figures in Việt Nam on Wednesday evening

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High-level dialogue strengthening wildlife trafficking counter efforts

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of the National Assembly of Vietnam has just convened top government leaders and relevant stakeholders for a high-level dialogue with the theme “Strengthening legislation and communication to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products”. Read more »

Russians in Vietnam vote on constitutional amendments

Russian citizens based in the country took to the polls on July 1 to take part in a vote on amendments to the Russian Constitution, with three polling stations set up in the Russian Embassy in Hanoi, and the Consulate General of Russia in both Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. Read more »

WB continues assistance to Vietnam in tertiary education, urban development

The World Bank (WB)’s Board of Executive Directors has approved grants totalling 422 million USD to support Vietnam’s tertiary education sector and urban development, the WB in Vietnam announced on July 1. Read more »