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Vaccination will start in early March, and 1.2 million more doses may be added to the programme in late March.


No new COVID-19 case recorded in Vietnam for four consecutive days

The Health Ministry said on April 20 morning that no new case of COVID-19 was detected overnight, marking the fourth consecutive day Vietnam has had no new infection of the coronavirus.

PM orders strictly dealing with violations regarding COVID-19 fight

The Prime Minister has asked ministers and heads of ministry-level agencies, chairpersons of the people’s committees of centrally-run cities and provinces, within their authority, to focus on directing, guiding, inspecting, promptly discovering

VN Health Ministry searches for people in contact with COVID-19 patient 183

The Ministry of Health is attempting to track down people who came in close contact with COVID-19 patient 183, a 43-year-old reporter in Hà Nội who tested positive on March 29.

COVID-19: Vietnam able to meet demand for face masks

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has affirmed that Vietnam, as a leading garment exporter, is able to meet demand for face masks of people in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Health conditions of most COVID-19 patients in Vietnam stable: health ministry

The health conditions of almost all COVID-19 patients in Vietnam are stable, with no fever and shortness of breath reported, the Health Ministry announced on March 15.

Vietnam reports 34th case of coronavirus infection

The Health Ministry announced a new COVID-19 case, the 34th in Vietnam, in the afternoon of March 10.

Travellers from Iran, Italy required to fill medical declarations

The Health Ministry said on February 29 that it has sent dispatch No.987/BYT-DP to People’s Committees of cities and provinces informing them on the requirement for medical declaration for travellers coming from or travelling through Iran and Italy.

Baby with COVID-19 shows health improvement: official

Health of the three-month-old baby contracting the acute respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is improving, a health official has said.

Travellers from coronavirus-hit areas to be banned from entry

Representatives from the Health Ministry and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have proposed banning those coming from or going through areas hit by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak from entry into Vietnam.

Permanent working team sent to Vinh Phuc to help fight COVID-19

The Health Ministry reported on February 13 that it has sent materials and a permanent working team to the northern province of Vinh Phuc to help with the fight against the acute respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

Vietnam Health Ministry issues urgent document on acute pneumonia prevention

The Ministry of Health has issued an urgent document under which patients with any symptoms of acute respiratory infection are to be examined at specific clinics.

Vietnam has 66 traditional medicine hospitals

Vietnam had 66 traditional medicine hospitals as of the end of 2019, an increase of two compared to the number in 2018, it was reported by the Agency of Traditional Medicine Administration under the Health Ministry.


Vietnamese Health Ministry to investigate woman's death at beauty clinic

The Ministry of Health has asked HCM City Department of Health to apply punishment and investigate the death of an overseas Vietnamese woman at a local clinic.

Health ministry asked for report on Hue mother and child's deaths

The health ministry yesterday demanded that Hue University Hospital turn in their report on a medical incident that resulted in the death of a mother and her child earlier this week by July 11.

Health Ministry, ICRC partner in disaster, calamity response

The Ministry of Health and the International Committee of the Red Cross on March 7 inked a memorandum of understanding on efficient natural disaster, calamity and emergency response.

Health Ministry fights fake information spread on internet

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health, hospitals and medical associations are trying to fight fake medical information spread on the internet by launching public awareness campaigns and programmes.      

Health Ministry issues plan against MERS-CoV

 The Vietnamese Ministry of Health on June 6 issued an action plan against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in an effort to promptly detect and treat infected cases and to prevent an outbreak of the disease in Vietnam.

Ministry trains health workers in Ebola preventive measures

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Health Ministry organised in Hanoi on August 13 a training course on preventive measures against the deadly virus Ebola which is raging through West Africa for health workers in the north.

Health Ministry lags behind in public administration reform

VietNamNet Bridge – The Health Ministry was at the bottom of the ministerial-level public administration reform index 2012 with 64.78 percent, announced the Ministry of Home Affairs.