Over half of firms expect to recruit workers in H1: study

Around 56 percent of all firms plan to hire employees in the first half of this year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, a study by ManpowerGroup Vietnam has found. Read more »

Saigon students to resume school next Monday after extended Tet break

Over 1.7 million Ho Chi Minh City students will return to class Monday after the local Covid-19 outbreak has been contained. Read more »

Deceased Japanese in Hanoi infected with new Covid-19 strain

A Japanese man found dead in Hanoi before being confirmed a Covid-19 patient was infected with a coronavirus strain that has never been reported in Vietnam. Read more »

South Korea allows Vietnamese workers to overstay visa until 2022

South Korea will allow Vietnamese and other foreign workers with expired Employment Permit System (EPS) contracts to become seasonal employees until March 2022. Read more »

Railroad operators suspend more routes as new Covid-19 wave hits travel demand

Several tourist destination trains have had their operations suspended due to dwindling travel demand as a result of the country's new coronavirus outbreak. Read more »

Teachers join medics as health ministry unveils priority list for Covid-19 vaccine

Frontline workers against Covid-19, teachers and people working in aviation and tourism will be among the first to get the AstraZeneca vaccine provided through global initiative Covax. Read more »

Enterprises and organizations donated about VND878 billion to support Covid-19 prevention and control activities

VCN- Over the weekend, the Ministry of Finance officially submitted to the Government a Draft Decree guiding the calculation and inclusion of deductible expenses of enterprises and organizations for expenses... Read more »

Vietnam may delay back-to-school date due to Covid-19 outbreak

The MoET allows the people’s committees of cities and provinces to decide on the local school break, that will base on the actual Covid-19 situation and recommendations of healthcare... Read more »

Vietnam ascends global online civility ranking

Vietnamese netizens have become increasingly civil on social media, making the nation one of the world's biggest improvers in this year's rankings. Read more »

HSBC revises down Vietnam GDP growth projection to 7% in 2021

Vietnam is on track to remain the fastest-growing economy among major countries in ASEAN. Read more »

56 American experts arrive in Vietnam on special flight

Vietnam has quarratined a group of 56 experts from the U.S. Department of Defense for 14 days on arrival in central Da Nang City via a special flight Sunday. Read more »

Two Chinese fined in Hai Duong for flouting Covid-19 prevention measures

Authorities in Covid-19 hotspot Hai Duong Province on Sunday fined two Chinese VND7.5 million ($326) each for flouting the lockdown order. Read more »

Vietnam reports six more domestic Covid-19 cases in Hai Duong

Six new Covid-19 community transmissions were recorded Saturday evening in Hai Duong Province, Vietnam's current coronavirus epicenter, raising the tally of the latest outbreak wave to 776. Read more »

Thai Prime Minister survives no-confidence vote

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and nine ministers survived a no-confidence vote in the country's Parliament on February 20 in accordance with the opposition Move Forward Party's proposal. Read more »

Vietnam needs 150 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in 2021: health minister

Vietnam has negotiated to secure 60 million out of 150 million Covid-19 vaccine doses needed for this year to cover 70 percent of its 98-million population. Read more »

Hanoi’s iconic Huong Pagoda empty at peak time over Covid-19 fears

Huong Pagoda in Hanoi has been left deserted for the first time in five decades with biggest spring festival suspended amid coronavirus concerns. Read more »

Vietnamese carriers asked to refuse passengers flouting pandemic prevention measures

Aviation authorities have ordered carriers to refuse transporting passengers who flout Covid-19 prevention measures like medical declarations. Read more »

Vietnam to import first batch of 204,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses

The Health Ministry has approved the import of 204,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Read more »

HCMC mandates 14-day quarantine for returnees from Covid-19 hotspots after Tet

HCMC and some northern cities and provinces will isolate people returning from Covid-19 hotspots after Tet for 14 days to prevent possible coronavirus spread. Read more »

Vietnam reports 40 more Covid-19 cases

The Health Ministry confirmed 40 new Covid-19 community transmissions in three localities Tuesday evening, with Hai Duong still accounting for the majority. Read more »

Economy to expand 5.8 pct if Covid-19 outbreak contained

Vietnam’s economy could grow by 5.8 percent this year in the absence of further community transmissions in the country, a think tank said. Read more »

HCMC to Covid-19 test arrivals from northern localities

Ho Chi Minh City has begun randomly Covid-19 testing arrivals at Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Hanoi, Quang Ninh and Hai Phong, all current coronavirus hotspots. Read more »

Vietnam records two more Covid-19 community transmissions

The Health Ministry Tuesday morning confirmed two new locally-transmitted coronavirus cases in northern Hai Duong Province, bringing the tally of the new wave at 679. Read more »

Vietnam suspends major spring festivals as coronavirus stalks Lunar New Year

Long-standing spring festivals in northern Vietnam have been suspended to prevent gatherings amid the complicated development of local Covid-19 outbreaks. Read more »

Vietnam cuts Covid-19 quarantine period back to 14 days

The government has reverted to a 14-day quarantine period for people who came into contact with Covid-19 patients after briefly increasing it to 21 days. Read more »

Nguyen Hue flower street gets a Tet makeover

Saigon’s famous Nguyen Hue walking street has been given a furry, flowery facelift to welcome the Year of the Buffalo ahead of its Tuesday night opening. Read more »

Gold investors in Vietnam urged to stay cautious amid strong market volatility

Given a large gap between domestic and international gold prices, it would be high risks for investors to bet their money on gold at the moment, said an expert. Read more »

Vietnam fruit, vegetable exports decline in Jan on Covid-19

Changes in customers’ behavior and tightened customs clearance process are inflicting damage on the exports of fruits and vegetables, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Read more »

HCMC urged to apply social distancing after dozens test positive for coronavirus

Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long proposed Ho Chi Minh City apply social distancing in some areas following surging infections linked to the outbreak at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Read more »

Da Nang, Can Tho scrap Tet firework shows amid coronavirus fears

Da Nang and Can Tho cities have decided to cancel their Lunar New Year's Eve fireworks shows to prevent gatherings amid the new wave of Covid-19. Read more »

Tan Son Nhat airport staff among four confirmed Covid-19 community transmissions

The Health Ministry on Saturday evening confirmed four more Covid-19 community transmissions, including a staff member at HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Read more »

HCMC cancels firework shows for Lunar New Year

Authorities in HCMC decided to suspend firework shows on Lunar New Year's Eve, a long-standing tradition, to limit crowds amid the latest Covid-19 outbreak. Read more »

HCMC cancels firework shows for Lunar New Year’s

Authorities in HCMC decided to suspend firework shows on Lunar New Year's Eve, a long-standing tradition, to limit crowds amid the latest Covid-19 outbreak. Read more »

Vietnam to reduce Covid-19 quarantine back to 14 days

The Ministry of Health is considering reducing the Covid-19 quarantine period from 21 to 14 days since the incubation period for the new coronavirus variant is also two weeks. Read more »

Fireworks on Lunar New Year’s Eve canceled amid Covid-19 fears

Many localities have decided to cancel fireworks shows on Lunar New Year's Eve, a long-standing tradition, to limit crowds amid the latest Covid-19 outbreak. Read more »

Pandemic control in Hanoi on right track: official

Hanoi has been doing well in containing the latest outbreak of COVID-19 with the engagement of the entire political system, said Deputy Director of the municipal Health Department Do Nhi... Read more »

Stay home, limit Tet travel, Hanoi tells residents

Hanoi residents have been asked to stay home and limit travel during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday as a Covid-19 precaution. Read more »

Hanoi tries put Covid-19 outbreak in community under control

Hanoi has requested ten hospitals in the city, along with its own CDC to perform Covid-19 testing for as much as 5,000 samples a day. Read more »

Hanoi scraps all but one fireworks show amid Covid-19 fears

Authorities in Hanoi will only allow one fireworks show on Lunar New Year's Eve, instead of the planned 30 amid the latest Covid-19 outbreak. Read more »

Hanoi basically puts Covid-19 outbreak in community under control

Hanoi has requested ten hospitals in the city, along with its own CDC to perform Covid-19 testing for as much as 5,000 samples a day. Read more »