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Bac Giang’s Deputy Chair Mai Son affirmed that only workers who can meet requirements on safety will be sent back to their home provinces.

Hanoi allows re-opening of indoor eating and drinking venues, barbershops

With the COVID-19 situation under control in Hanoi, municipal authorities have approved the reopening of indoor dining and drinking venues along with barbershops, effective from midnight tonight.

Vietnam, Singapore to work towards bilateral agrement on digital economy

Vietnam and Singapore have agreed to promote the early establishment of a joint technical working group on a digital partnership, towards a bilateral agreement on digital economy.

HCM City uses technology to speed up Covid-19 vaccination drive

Ho Chi Minh City will connect data with the National Center for Disease Prevention Technology of the Ministry of Information and Communications to speed up its vaccination campaign.

Busy season for delivery drivers during pandemic

Hanoi authorities have taken drastic measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and since noon on May 25, all restaurants, cafes, and hair salons have been closed, making life busy for delivery drivers.

Government urged to require universal Covid-prevention regulations in all provinces

The Government should develop nationwide universal regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control, and provinces and cities should not be allowed to arbitrarily apply anti-epidemic measures on their own, officials have proposed.

Mandatory quarantine period for air passengers from abroad extended to 21 days: CAAV

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) said it has just sent a document to regional airport authorities, airlines, and Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation about the adjustment period of mandatory centralised quarantine

Technology leads the way in anti-COVID-19 strategy

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh recently highlighted technology as a spearhead in the country’s strategy to combat COVID-19.

HCM City records more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases, steps up prevention measures

A city official has been assigned to focus only on epidemic fighting in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19 amid the second two-week social distancing period which ends on June 30.

'We can see the path of the Covid outbreak, and we know where it will go'

"We are confident that we can control the Covid outbreak, so we have not imposed a lockdown on the entire province," said Bac Giang Chair Le Anh Duong.

HCM City told to apply smallest-possible-scale restrictions

Ho Chi Minh City has been asked to work harder to impose restriction measures on the smallest possible scale so as not to prolong large-scale social distancing.

Six factories in Ho Chi Minh City locked down due to Covid-19

Six plants with nearly 3,000 workers in industrial parks in Binh Tan, Binh Chanh and Cu Chi districts in HCM City have been locked down after several workers tested positive for coronavirus,

Hanoi randomly tests people returning from Ho Chi Minh City via Noi Bai airport

At Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, passengers who are returning from HCM City are separated in a particular zone, and some of them are randomly tested for Covid-19.

Hotels see dark days as pandemic rages on

The “tsunami” of hotels shutting down during this surge is having the biggest impact on workers, especially those working in low-level positions.

Vietnam to issue e-certificate for Covid-19 vaccination

According to the National Center for Technology on Covid-19 Prevention and Control, electronic certificates for Covid-19 vaccinations will be issued at people’s request.

Health Ministry sets up standing COVID-19-prevention unit in HCM City

The Ministry of Health has decided to establish a standing division for COVID-19 prevention and control in Ho Chi Minh City, which is headed by its Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son.

HCM City extends social distancing order for two more weeks as COVID-19 outbreaks grow

Chairman of HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Long on Monday agreed to prolong city-wide social distancing in line with the Government's Directive No 15 until the end of June, amid developments of coronavirus outbreaks in the city.

Vietnamese in Southeast Asia’s COVID epicentres stay calm and optimistic

Nguyen Trung Dong, a Vietnamese engineer working in Vientiane, Laos, received the first shot of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine two weeks ago.

COVID-19: 92 new cases reported on June 14 morning

The Ministry of Health confirmed 91 new locally-transmitted and one imported COVID-19 cases in the past 12 hours to 6am on June 14, including 73 detected in quarantined or locked down areas.

HCM City has several chains of Covid infections with unknown sources

In addition to the outbreak related to the Revival Ekklesia Mission, Ho Chi Minh City has recorded new infection chains at apartments, a mechanical workshop and a hotel, with unknown sources of infection.