Hanoi ‘cancer village’ radiates distress after hospital lockdown

Hanoi ‘cancer village’ radiates distress after hospital lockdown

With Hanoi’s leading cancer hospital locked down as a Covid-19 hotspot, some patients requiring radiation therapy are living in anxiety, hoping their treatment can resume soon. Read more »
Vietnam records 65 more Covid-19 community transmissions

Vietnam records 65 more Covid-19 community transmissions

The Health Ministry Saturday night confirmed 65 new Covid-19 domestic infections in 13 provinces and cities, raising the tally during the fourth coronavirus wave to 241. Read more »
Popular train routes suspended amid fresh Covid-19 outbreak

Popular train routes suspended amid fresh Covid-19 outbreak

Railway operators have cancelled several trains to popular tourist destinations from Friday due to dwindling travel demand amid a surge in Covid-19 community transmissions. Read more »
Tourist destinations close beaches as Covid-19 infections spike

Tourist destinations close beaches as Covid-19 infections spike

Many tourist attractions have shut down public beaches to preclude crowds as Vietnam struggles with its new outbreak of Covid-19. Read more »
Quang Ninh, Hai Phong tourist attractions shut amid Covid-19 surge

Quang Ninh, Hai Phong tourist attractions shut amid Covid-19 surge

Quang Ninh Province and Hai Phong City closed their travel destinations Thursday amid the country's new wave of Covid-19. Read more »
Health minister and deputies receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots

Health minister and deputies receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots

Vietnamese health minister Nguyễn Thanh Long receives the COVID-19 vaccine jab on Thursday at Bạch Mai Hospital in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hiếu HÀ NỘI — Minister of... Read more »
Hanoi highly vulnerable to new Covid-19 outbreak

Hanoi highly vulnerable to new Covid-19 outbreak

The capital is running a high risk of having more community infections given new cases scattered in different districts and the high frequency of commuting during holiday break. Read more »
Numerous Vietnamese students begin stay home over latest Covid-19 outbreak

Numerous Vietnamese students begin stay home over latest Covid-19 outbreak

Closing schools is one of tough measures that Vietnam has taken to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak. Read more »

Hanoi closes sidewalk eateries and cafés to curb Covid-19 outbreak

All unessential services in Hanoi city such as street eateries, sidewalk iced tea and coffee shops have been barred from 05:00pm on May 3. Read more »
Six women test positive for coronavirus after contact with Chinese expert

Six women test positive for coronavirus after contact with Chinese expert

Six women in Vinh Phuc Province, who came in close contact with a Chinese expert found infected with the coronavirus after returning to China, tested positive for the virus... Read more »
Six women test positive for coronavirus after contact with infected Chinese expert

Six women test positive for coronavirus after contact with infected Chinese expert

Six women in Vinh Phuc Province, who came in close contact with a Chinese expert found infected with the coronavirus after returning to China, tested positive for the virus... Read more »
Vingroup Q1 revenues surge to $1 bln

Vingroup Q1 revenues surge to $1 bln

Vietnam’s largest private conglomerate, Vingroup, reported a 52 percent year-on-year rise in Q1 revenues to VND23.3 trillion ($1 billion). Read more »
‘Infection rate in Ha Nam is very fast,’ Health Minister warns

‘Infection rate in Ha Nam is very fast,’ Health Minister warns

Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long on Thursday warned of a very fast Covid-19 infection rate in Ha Nam province following the detection of the new local patient. Read more »
Health ministry issued guidelines on handling COVID-19 vaccine blood clots

Health ministry issued guidelines on handling COVID-19 vaccine blood clots

Medical staff at Sóc Trăng General Hospital in the southern province of Sóc Trăng receive COVID-19 vaccines on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trung Hiếu HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese health... Read more »
Da Nang cancels fireworks festival for 2nd year on Covid fears

Da Nang cancels fireworks festival for 2nd year on Covid fears

The Da Nang International Fireworks Festival has been canceled for a second year in a row as Covid-19 rages in neighboring countries and threatens a possible return to Vietnam. Read more »
HCMC scraps Reunification Day fireworks plan as outbreak risks rise

HCMC scraps Reunification Day fireworks plan as outbreak risks rise

HCMC authorities decided Monday to cancel firework displays planned for the April 30 Reunification Day celebrations amid high risk of a new Covid-19 outbreak. Read more »
HCMC scraps Reunification Day fireworks as outbreak risks rise

HCMC scraps Reunification Day fireworks as outbreak risks rise

HCMC authorities decided Monday to cancel firework displays planned for the April 30 Reunification Day celebrations amid high risk of a new Covid-19 outbreak. Read more »
Drastic measures undertaken to prevent COVID-19 from entering Vietnam: Minister

Drastic measures undertaken to prevent COVID-19 from entering Vietnam: Minister

Vietnam's healthcare sector has actively and drastically directed the southwestern region to strengthen measures to prevent COVID-19 amidst the complicated developments of the pandemic in regional countries and the world,... Read more »
‘Next Covid-19 outbreak would be more devastating’: Health Minister says

‘Next Covid-19 outbreak would be more devastating’: Health Minister says

The overall picture of Covid-19 in the region shows highly vulnerable Vietnam to imported cases and the next wave might be more disastrous than the previous, according to Health Minister... Read more »
More festivities scheduled as Covid-19 contained

More festivities scheduled as Covid-19 contained

With Vietnam having contained its latest Covid-19 outbreak, famous tourist hotspots are set to host a series of festivals in the coming weeks. Read more »
Proactive prevention to safeguard Vietnam against Cambodia Covid-19 outbreak: expert

Proactive prevention to safeguard Vietnam against Cambodia Covid-19 outbreak: expert

The Health Ministry has geared up the southern border against infection threats from Cambodia, urging local provinces to not let their guard down. Read more »
HSBC grows less bullish on Vietnam growth prospects

HSBC grows less bullish on Vietnam growth prospects

HSBC has revised downward its estimate for Vietnam’s GDP growth this year from 7 percent to 6.6 percent. Read more »
Southern provinces to expand industrial parks

Southern provinces to expand industrial parks

Long Hau Industrial Park in Long An Province. Long An and other southern provinces plan to expand or build new industrial parks to welcome a new wave of foreign investment.... Read more »
Hai Duong to embrace new normal following outbreak control

Hai Duong to embrace new normal following outbreak control

Hai Duong Province, a former Covid-19 epicenter, will return to a new normal state from April 1, ending social distancing measures. Read more »
Q1 GDP grows 4.48 pct despite new Covid-19 outbreak

Q1 GDP grows 4.48 pct despite new Covid-19 outbreak

Vietnam's GDP grew 4.48 percent in the first quarter, higher than 3.68 percent in the same period last year, despite a new Covid-19 outbreak linked to new strains. Read more »
Vietnam firms in talks with foreign manufacturers to obtain Covid vaccines

Vietnam firms in talks with foreign manufacturers to obtain Covid vaccines

Vietnamese companies are in negotiations with foreign Covid-19 vaccine producers amid global supply problems, the Ministry of Health said. Read more »
COVID-19 pandemic in review

COVID-19 pandemic in review

The first cases of COVID-19 were discovered on December 29, 2019 in Wuhan, China. Later, on March 31, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Read more »
Vietnam approves Russia Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

Vietnam approves Russia Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

The Ministry of Health has approved Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for use in emergencies. Read more »
AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine delivery to Vietnam via Covax could be delayed: health ministry

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine delivery to Vietnam via Covax could be delayed: health ministry

4.177 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine accessed via the Covax program cannot reach Vietnam as planned due to limited supply, the health ministry stated. Read more »
Foreign students from 25 ‘safe’ countries allowed into Russia

Foreign students from 25 ‘safe’ countries allowed into Russia

The Russian government is allowing university students from 25 "safe" countries including Vietnam to resume their studies in the country. Read more »
Saigon reopens bars, dance clubs after over a month

Saigon reopens bars, dance clubs after over a month

HCMC authorities have allowed 500 karaoke parlors and 180 bars and dance clubs to resume operations Friday night after over a month of closure. Read more »
South Korea offers free, discreet Covid-19 testing

South Korea offers free, discreet Covid-19 testing

All foreign workers in South Korea, including illegal Vietnamese immigrants, can get Covid-19 testing done for free until March 22, the Vietnamese labor ministry says. Read more »
Overcrowding at major spiritual sites sparks new Covid-19 wave fears

Overcrowding at major spiritual sites sparks new Covid-19 wave fears

With the government relaxing travel restrictions and reopening religious sites, many have seen crowds of tourists throng, igniting fears of new Covid-19 outbreaks. Read more »
Vietnamese woman, son arriving in Australia test positive for coronavirus

Vietnamese woman, son arriving in Australia test positive for coronavirus

A Vietnamese woman from the northern port city of Hai Phong and her son who arrived in Australia last week were found to have Covid-19. Read more »
HCMC seeks to buy 5 million doses of US Covid vaccine

HCMC seeks to buy 5 million doses of US Covid vaccine

The HCMC health officials have successfully negotiated with U.S. company Moderna to buy five million doses of its mRNA-1273 vaccine against Covid-19. Read more »
Hoa Phat steel sales down 25 percent in February

Hoa Phat steel sales down 25 percent in February

Leading steel manufacturer Hoa Phat Group sold a total of 439,000 tonnes of steel in February, a decline of 25 percent compared to January. Read more »
Hanoi reopens historical sites, walking streets

Hanoi reopens historical sites, walking streets

Authorities in Hanoi allowed historical sites to reopen from Monday while its popular walking streets near Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake will resume operation from Friday. Read more »
HCMC gyms, pubs, beer clubs reopen, bars remain closed

HCMC gyms, pubs, beer clubs reopen, bars remain closed

HCMC authorities have allowed some non-essential businesses like gyms, fitness centers, pubs, and beer clubs to reopen on Tuesday after the city went 26 days without Covid-19. Read more »
Covid-19 vaccination begins for frontline workers

Covid-19 vaccination begins for frontline workers

Medical and other frontline workers in Hanoi, HCMC and Hai Duong got the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on Monday morning. Read more »
Vietnam, India defense cooperation plows ahead in Covid-19 times: envoy

Vietnam, India defense cooperation plows ahead in Covid-19 times: envoy

Bilateral defense cooperation between Vietnam and India maintained a positive momentum in 2020 despite impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, said Pranay Verma, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam. Read more »
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