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A research group from Ho Chi Minh City-based Fulbright University and Tech4Covid research team forecast that HCM City will be able to control the Covid-19 epidemic by the end of August.

55 of 130 hospitals in HCM City hit by pandemic

So far, a total of 459 Covid-19 patients have been detected while they were using medical services at 55 of 130 hospitals in HCM City.

HCM City aims to curb Covid-19 outbreak in 12 days

HCM City authorities have tightened COVID prevention measures by setting up 25 task forces in 21 districts and Thu Duc City, and improving testing capacity to one million samples per day.

COVID-19: Vietnam confirms 189 new cases, tally surpasses 17,000 mark

As many as 189 people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in five localities across Vietnam during the past 12 hours, raising its national cumulative caseload to 17,052.

20,000 people queue to have samples taken for nCoV testing

More than 20,000 people in Phu Tho Hoa Ward in Tan Phu District in HCM City on June 29 waited in line to have samples taken for nCoV testing in a large-scale screening campaign.

With over 3,000 Covid-19 cases, HCM City vows to control outbreak by end of social distancing period

Despite drastic measures, the Covid-19 outbreak developments in HCM City remain complicated. The enforced social distancing period will end on June 30 and it has been difficult for the city to decide whether to extend the period.

Total of 372 new COVID-19 cases recorded on June 29

A total of 372 COVID-19 infections were recorded on Tuesday, bringing the country's total cases to 16,413 so far, according to the Ministry of Health.

Two more people die of COVID-related complications

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday evening announced the 79th and 80th COVID-19 related deaths in Vietnam, both are elderly female patients with severe underlying medical conditions.


F1 cases in Ho Chi Minh City under home quarantine

To prevent overloading at centralized quarantine facilities, the Ministry of Health has allowed people categorized as F1 cases (having close contact with Covid-19 patients) to be under home quarantine.

Nearly 12,000 new COVID-19 infections reported in two months

With the record of 76 new infections this afternoon, Vietnam has surpassed the milestone of 12,000 COVID-19 infections in the 4th wave.

More than 500 new cases in HCM City added to country's total

There were 15 new COVID-19 cases announced on Saturday morning, but the Ministry of Health also added a further 563 cases to their total, all detected in HCM City on Friday.

People adapt to pandemic with home exercise routines

With gyms closed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are exercising at home to stay in shape.

Vietnam's COVID-19 success not luck: foreign ministry

The foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said reducing Vietnam's achievements in the containment of COVID-19 pandemic to mere luck is "entirely unobjective,"

Flights to central region destination temporarily suspended

Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan has sent a document to relevant authorities on a temporary suspension of flights between Ho Chi Minh City and the central province of Quang Binh’s Dong Hoi city starting from June 23.

Nghe An restaurant supports frontline workers with everyday meals

A restaurant in Vinh City, Nghe An Province is offering hundreds of meals every day for Covid-19 frontline workers.

Solutions proposed to handle bad debts amid COVID-19 pandemic

Bad debts may climb by the end of the year as the pandemic has interrupted the production of many enterprises and they had no revenue to repay debts. 

VietNamNet receives HCM City Chairman’s certificate of merit

The HCMC People's Committee has decided to award the certificate of merit from the city’s chairman to 13 organizations that have made extraordinary achievements in information dissemination on the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hanoi’s dining and drinking venues on reopening day

Many restaurants in Hanoi have opened to welcome back customers after the city’s authorities approved the reopening of hair salons, indoor eateries and cafes as of 0:00 on June 22. 

Ha Tinh, Hai Phong, Hai Duong re-open some businesses

With the COVID-19 situation under control, the People's Committee of Ha Tinh Province allowed the resumption of business, commercial and service establishments and tourism sites starting from Tuesday.

COVID survivor makes disinfecting machines, donates all to frontline workers

Mai Anh Duc directed production for sanitizers and disinfecting devices remotely while still being treated for Covid-19, and donated them all to hospitals and quarantine zones across Vietnam.