Update news Covid-19

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has issued an urgent dispatch to provinces and cities proposing they add workers active in the logistics and transport sectors to the priority list to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.

One million Sinopharm vaccine doses arrive in HCM City

One million doses of Vero Cell vaccine arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on July 31 as part of a deal to import five million doses of the vaccine from Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm.

National infection tally crosses 150,000 as 4,734 COVID-19 cases recorded

The Ministry of Health confirmed 4,734 new COVID-19 cases, including two imported on August 1 morning, pushing up the national infection count since the start of the pandemic that hit the nation early last year to 150,060.

Land fever falls flat, prices fall

The Ministry of Construction said that the real estate market is under control and stable. Land prices have decreased by 10-20 percent.

COVID-19: 3,552 cases added to national tally on July 25

A total 3,552 COVID-19 cases were detected from 6am to 7pm July 25, raising the national tally to 98,465, of which 96,287 were local infections, according to the Health Ministry.

Intensive care centre for COVID-19 patients to be set up at Hanoi Medical University Hospital

The Medical University Hospital has been asked by the Ministry of Health to set up a 500-bed intensive care centre to improve readiness and capacity to deal with the COVID-19 spike in the country.

Centuries-old craft villages in Binh Dinh Province

The two ancient traditional craft villages in An Nhon District, Binh Dinh Province, have tried their best to maintain the traditional local craft.

Ministry leader calls up medical students, retired doctors in coronavirus fight

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son called on all healthcare workers, including medical students and retired doctors and nurses, to join hands in the country's fight against coronavirus in Ho Chi Minh City on July 24.

Vietnam sees decline in textile orders

With many local textile-garment makers unable to confirm when they can resume operations, many of their foreign business partners are switching orders from Vietnam to other countries.


US considers donating additional COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam: Ambassador

The Biden Administration is considering donating additional COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam besides the allocated 5 million doses, according to Ha Kim Ngoc, Ambassador of Vietnam to the US.


Merger of ministries and branches for 2021-2026 period is postponed

The 2021-2026 cabinet structure will remain unchanged because the Government believes that it would be better to maintain stability to gather strength on fighting Covid-19.


Art prodigy fights COVID-19 with art

The 14-year-old art prodigy Xeo Chu has joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by donating all of the proceeds from two online auctions of his paintings to the city’s healthcare workers. 

Nearly 4,800 new domestic COVID-19 cases reported on July 20

A further 4,789 domestic cases of COVID-19 were reported in Vietnam on July 20, along with six imported cases quarantined upon arrival.

Vietnam reports record daily increase of 5,926 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

Vietnam’s health authorities on Sunday reported the country's highest daily spike of 5,926 COVID-19 cases, putting the total number of infections at 53,830.

Vietnam strives for at least one successful homegrown COVID-19 vaccine in 2021

Vietnam strives to have at least one successful domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine this year, according to deputy health minister Tran Van Thuan.

Hanoi halts all non-essential services from 0am on July 19

Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh on July 18 ordered halting all non-essential services amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic

Major transport projects to get underway this year, others to be completed

The Ministry of Transport plans to begin work on nine major infrastructure projects in the south this year to reduce traffic congestion and improve connectivity.

Vietnam strives for half of craft villages participating in tourism supply chain

Vietnam has been striving that half of craft villages can participate in the country’s supply chain in tourism.

Many hotels in HCMC increase room capacity

Many hotel owners in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday said that the number of booked hotel rooms has increased from 10 percent to 20 percent.

Hanoi targets GRDP growth up to 7.5% in 2021

Hanoi will take advantage of a shift in investment capital worldwide to attract foreign direct investment into the city.