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VN businesses switch from ‘standby’ to ‘run’ mode to earn money

Unable to wait for the pandemic to end and seeing revenue drop to zero, businesses have been trying every method to earn money in the Covid-19 crisis.

African swine fever continues to spread in Vietnam

African swine fever (ASF) is continuing to spread in Vietnam, with outbreaks reported for the first time in 25 communes and recurring in 22 other communes since early this year.

Delivery drivers take their chances outdoors to cash in

Most of the streets he passes are empty as citizens practise social distancing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but for a delivery driver like Nguyen Van Thang, being outside is a must.

Overseas students: stay put or return home

"Go home please, people are rushing home and so should you!"

VNTA asks network operators to ensure online services during pandemic

 The Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA) under the Ministry of Information and Communications asked network operators to ensure the quality of telecommunications services.


Coronavirus: What could the West learn from Asia?

Experts say the UK and US lost an opportunity to prepare for the outbreak - but that it's not too late.

Vietnamese, Czech PMs discuss COVID-19 fight

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held talks with his Czech Republic counterpart Andrej Babis by telephone on March 23 to discuss their efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Total covid-19 cases in Vietnam jump to 118

The HCM City Pasteur Institute has just confirmed two more samples tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus after the COVID-19 disease surveillance system in the southern region had identified two suspected cases for the novel coronavirus in Tay Ninh.

One doctor among three new COVID-19 infection cases confirmed, total rises to 116

The Ministry of Health on Monday morning confirmed three more COVID-19 infection cases, including one doctor, bringing the total to 116.

Vietnam records 85 covid-19 cases

The Ministry of Health confirmed nine more cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection on March 19 night, raising the total number of COVID-19 patients in Vietnam to 85.

Vietnam confirms 76th COVID-19 case

The Ministry of Health on March 18 evening confirmed another case tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, bringing the total of the number of COVID-19 patients in Vietnam to 76.

Be careful! Words can hurt

Many people living in Hanoi had a sleepless night last Friday as authorities announced the first COVID-19 case in the city.


In Vietnam, wearing face masks in public becomes compulsory

As from March 16, 2020, Vietnam requires all Vietnamese citizens as well as foreign citizens in Vietnam to wear face masks in public places where there are many people, such as supermarkets, airports, bus terminals or public transport.


German, British men in Hanoi test positive for COVID-19, VN's tally reached 56

The VN Health Ministry late Sunday announced that the results for two foreigners visiting Hanoi have returned positive, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in Vietnam to 56.


Latvian national confirmed 54th case of COVID-19 Vietnam

A 33-year-old Latvian national has been confirmed the 54th case tested positive for the Covid-19 in Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Health.

The credibility of cooperation

It may not be hard to discern that through the EU’s defiance towards Italy’s desperate calls for aid and America’s freshly-imposed barriers on its European allies, inter-state cooperation has been lacking in the fight against COVID-19.


Schools in many localities close over Covid-19 fears

Many cities and provinces in Vietnam have continued to keep local schools closed amid the rise in Covid-19 cases.

Vietnam reports 53 Covid-19 cases

Vietnam reported 6 more Covid-19 cases by 5pm March 14, raising the national total to 53.

A talk with the first Vietnamese woman appointed WHO's division director

Tran Thi Giang Huong, director of the Department of International Co-operation under the Ministry of Health, was appointed Director of the World Health Organisation’s Division of Programmes for Disease Control last year.

Vietnam offers free treatment to all Covid-19 patients

People infected with the new coronavirus in Vietnam have been covered by the health insurance fund, while quarantined cases are being given free-of-charge essential items for their daily activities in isolation wards.