Update news Covid-19

Vietnam is in a favorable condition to take advantage of free trade agreements (FTA) that the country is a part of, as well as growing global demand in the late-year shopping season.

Covid-19 outbreak accelerates renovation of old buildings in Hanoi

The use of shared utilities in old apartment buildings is among the main reasons leading to Covid-19 infection in the community.


Tra fish exports drastically drop due to Covid-19 social distancing

Pangasius export turnover in August 2021 decreased by 28.5 percent over the same period, it is expected to continue falling 30 percent year on year in September.

HCMC hosts virtual art program calling for unity amid Covid-19 challenges

A virtual special art program calling for people’s unity and solidarity in the fight against Covid-19 and donation to the Covid-19 prevention and control fund of HCMC will be broadcast on HCMC Television’s channels on September 26.

SBV draft regulations on social housing lending cause controversy

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has proposed that commercial banks not be allowed to provide preferential loans to low-income people seeking to purchase, lease and lease-purchase social houses.

Export begins suffering from Covid-19

Since August, Vietnam’s export sector has started to feel the devastating effects of the pandemic and strict social distancing measures in many localities nationwide plus the disruption of supply chains and production.

'Made-in-Vietnam' apps facilitate mutual support amid COVID-19

Technology has not only helped to connect hospitals together but also linked doctors with those need advice, and disadvantaged people with those who can assist them in a bid to drive back the COVID-19 pandemic together.

COVID-19: Daily caseload falls on second consecutive day to nearly 11,500

Vietnam has confirmed 11,478 coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, down by nearly 500 and 1,843 cases respectively compared to the previous two days, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its 06.00pm coronavirus update on September 12.


Vietnam to purchase Spain’s HIPRA COVID-19 vaccine

T&T PHARMA, a Vietnamese pharmaceutical joint stock company, has inked a contract to purchase 50 million doses of HIPRA, a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Spain’s HYPRA Human Health S.L.U.

VNEID mobile app expected to be used as Covid green pass in HCMC

Information about Covid-19 vaccination, patients and travel permits will be integrated into the VNEID mobile app, which can be used as a Covid green pass when HCMC eases its mobility restrictions.

COVID-19: Vietnam reports 13,137 more infections, 9,211 recoveries

Vietnam has recorded an additional 13,137 coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, with two thirds registered in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong, the country’s two largest COVID-19 hotspots.


Comprehensive digital transformation to improve business efficiency

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has drawn up a programme on supporting digital transformation in enterprises, cooperatives and household businesses during the 2021-2025 period.

Demand for domestic travel information plunges due to COVID-19

Since late April when the latest wave of COVID-19 hit Vietnam, the volume of domestic tourists searching for travel information has dropped sharply to a very low level, according to statistics from Google Destination Insights.

Urban gardens a bright spot during pandemic

City dwellers throughout the country have got used to social distancing and days of struggle. Many have found new ways to entertain themselves and even to grow their own vegetables.

Vietnam manufacturing output declines on Covid-19 outbreak

Vietnam’s manufacturers are facing an uphill task to keep operation amid restriction measures.


First air passengers with vaccine passport arrive in Vietnam from Japan

A plane carrying 297 passengers with a vaccine passport from Japan landed at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh province on September 3.

Vietnamese students begin new school year in person, online

Forty-five provinces and cities on September 5 held a special opening ceremony of the 2021-2022 new school year either physically or virtually.

COVID-19: Daily caseload hits nearly 15,000, tally passes 500,000 mark

Vietnam’s 24-hour COVID-19 cases hit all-time high of 14,922 on September 3, raising its cumulative tally of infections to 501,649, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its coronavirus update at 06.00pm.


HCMC adopts solutions to help students for online learning

According to the HCMC Department of Education and Training’s statistics on September 3, tens of thousands of students don’t have laptops or smartphones for online learning as the new school year is going to begin in the next few days.


Experts propose solutions to supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19

A group of experts of the Hanoi-based National Economics University have put forward several immediate solutions to remove bottlenecks and connect disrupted supply chains that have impacted localities hit by COVID-19.