Hundreds tested negative after coming into contact with suspected COVID-19 patient

A health officer takes samples for COVID-19 test using RT-PCR method which is proved to produce more exact reliable results than quick tests. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Đạt HCM CITY... Read more »

France, Germany plunge back into lockdown as new COVID-19 wave sweeps Europe

World stock markets went into a dive in response to the news that Europe’s biggest economies were imposing nationwide restrictions almost as severe as the ones that drove the global... Read more »

Vietnam confirms returnee, who flew with 13 other patients from Angola, as imported COVID-19 case

Vietnam recorded on Wednesday one imported coronavirus case, a Vietnamese who had returned from Angola aboard the same flight as over a dozen other patients, according to the Ministry of... Read more »

Angola returnee Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patient

A man returning from Angola was confirmed Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 case Wednesday, taking the national tally to 1,173. Read more »

Vietnam’s listed non-financial firms post V-shaped recovery in Q3

Profits of 347 non-financial firms expanded by 7.4% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2020, equivalent to the rate recorded in the pre-Covid-19 period. Read more »

Ho Chi Minh City quarantines 38 exposed to S.Korean who tested positive for COVID-19 in Japan

Ho Chi Minh City health authorities have quarantined 38 people exposed to a South Korean after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Japan last weekend. The person in... Read more »

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city quarantines 38 people who in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Japan

The person in question left Ho Chi Minh City for Japan on Saturday last week, the municipal Center for Disease Control said on Tuesday night. His saliva sample was taken... Read more »

Ho Chi Minh City quarantine 38 exposed to S.Korean who tested positive for COVID-19 in Japan

Ho Chi Minh City health authorities have quarantined 38 people exposed to a South Korean after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Japan last weekend. The person in... Read more »

COVID-19: Malaysia extends partial lockdown, Myanmar lifts some restrictions

While Malaysia has decided to extend a partial lockdown in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, Myanmar removed certain restrictions to prepare for the upcoming general elections. Read more »

Three new imported cases of COVID-19 reported on October 27 afternoon

Three new imported cases of COVID-19 were recorded from 6am to 6pm on October 27, raising the national count to 1,172, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention... Read more »

Vietnam records three new imported coronavirus cases, including 2 Indians

The Ministry of Health confirmed three imported cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, including two Indian experts who had flown to Vietnam with 18 other fellow patients. The three cases were... Read more »

Hanoi ranks third nationwide in FDI attraction with US$3.13 billion

The city attracted 438 new foreign-invested projects during the January – October period. Read more »

Fitch Solutions revises down Vietnam fiscal deficit to 3.6% of GDP

The economy is likely to stage a stronger recovery in Q4 this year, versus 2.6% y-o-y real GDP growth in Q3. Read more »

Mass masking – factor for Vietnam’s COVID-19 success

Vietnam has been hailed for overcoming two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic with the minimum casualties thanks to a variety of measures it has applied, especially the enforcement of masking... Read more »

Scientists to sequence genes of Covid-19 patients for better treatment

Vietnamese researchers are planning to sequence the genes of Covid-19 patients to better understand the disease and improve treatment regimes. Read more »

Why the global supply chain heading to Vietnam?

As the US seeks to decouple from China, is Vietnam becoming the world’s next factory floor? Vietnam, a frontier market in Southeast Asia, is often named as one of the... Read more »

Singapore’s electronics sector continue stable growth

Singapore’s electronics industry - particularly semiconductors - has outperformed other segments of the economy amid the coronavirus-induced recession and will remain a major source of employment, Minister of Trade and... Read more »

Breaking: China demands mass testing after 137 new coronavirus infections discovered

Mass testing began Saturday evening to cover 4.75 million residents in and around Kashgar, Xinjiang province, after a 17-year-old garment factory worker tested positive for the virus. Related: Mainland China reports... Read more »

Europe is gripped by a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic

France registered a record 52,010 new confirmed coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours and Spain declared a new state of emergency to try and curb spiking Covid-19 numbers as... Read more »

Malaysia records four-digit growth of new COVID-19 cases for first time

Malaysia reported 1,228 new COVID-19 cases on October 24, the highest daily tally and also the first four-digit growth in the number of new infections in a day. Read more »

No new coronavirus cases recorded in community for 52 consecutive days in Vietnam

The country has documented 1,160 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far, as it reported 12 imported cases who were quarantined right after their arrivals, Vietnam News Agency reported. Of the total, 691... Read more »

Vietnam documents 12 imported coronavirus cases, all Vietnamese returnees from abroad

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health reported 12 imported cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, all Vietnamese returnees from France, Russia, Germany, and Angola. They were quarantined upon arrival, the health ministry said.... Read more »

12 overseas returnees are Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 infections

Twelve Vietnamese citizens returning from Angola, France, Germany and Russia were confirmed infected with the novel coronavirus Saturday evening, raising the country’s total active cases to 71. Read more »

12 overseas returnees bring Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally to 1,160

12 Vietnamese citizens returning from Angola, France, Germany and Russia were confirmed infected with the novel coronavirus Saturday evening, raising the country’s active cases to 71. Read more »

It’s official: Remdesivir approved for treating the COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved remdesivir to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. The drug, manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Gilead, is the first approved COVID-19 treatment in the... Read more »

Refinery operator turns profitable

Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Jsc turned profitable in the third quarter after two consecutive quarterly losses thanks to rising oil prices. Read more »

Vietnamese Steel Tycoon Regains Billionaire Status

Tran, who owns roughly 34% of Hoa Phat with his wife and son, and last appeared on Forbes’ World Billionaires list in 2018, is now worth nearly $1.4 billion. The... Read more »

Vietnam records three imported Covid-19 cases from Angola

Vietnam confirmed three imported Covid-19 cases from Angola Thursday evening, taking its tally of active cases to 61. Read more »

Vietnam records world’s highest trade growth in Q3: UNCTAD

Vietnam was among a handful of economies that has brought the spread of Covid-19 under control early on. Read more »

Taxi giant lays off 1,300 employees

Vinasun has cut its staff by 1,300 in the first nine months as it restructures to reduce costs amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more »

Vietcombank profit plunges

The pretax profit of state-owned lender Vietcombank in the third quarter fell over 20 percent to VND4.9 trillion ($210.9 million) over pandemic impacts. Read more »

Banks offer easy loans to meet year-end credit targets

Banks are trying to increase lending by offering low interest rates amid a lack of demand in an economy slowed down by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more »

Coronavirus: New face covering rules in force in Hanoi

Coronavirus: New face covering rules in force in Hanoi Read more »

Thailand welcomes first group of foreign tourists since Covid lockdown

Thailand has welcomed its first group of tourists in seven months, as part of an experiment aimed at testing if a wider opening is possible as the coronavirus cripples the... Read more »

Three more imported COVID-19 cases confirmed, tally reaches 1,144

Vietnam recorded three new imported COVID-19 cases on October 21, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Read more »

Fiscal deficit to exceed target

Vietnam’s fiscal deficit could go up to 5.59 percent of the GDP this year, exceeding the 3.44 percent target as revenues fall over Covid-19 impacts. Read more »

Covid-19 pushes Vietnam fiscal deficit to nearly 6% of GDP

Such a high fiscal deficit is due to low state budget revenue and increase in regular spending under the severe Covid-19 impacts. Read more »

COVID-19: the national toll stands at 1141 confirmed cases

Since October 13 the province of Soc Trang (South) has been welcoming nearly 180 Vietnamese repatriated from Brunei for quarantine. Photo: VNA /CVN The new case of coronavirus contamination is... Read more »

Vietnam fails to realize 5-year economic target on Covid-19

This comes as Vietnam’s GDP growth in 2020 is set to expand by 2 – 3%, much lower than the 6.8% target initially set for the year, Prime Minister Nguyen... Read more »

Vietnam e-commerce market may lose US$2.6 billion on Covid-19

During the first four months of 2020, 57% of firms operating in the e-commerce market reported a 30% year-on-year decline in revenue. Read more »