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Opening the economy again step by step

Economists have urged the gradual reopening of the economy. VietNamNet talked to Dr Nguyen Duc Kien about the issue.

HCM City authorities refute rumours complete lockdown imminent

HCM City authorities officially refuted rumours, on Wednesday, that a complete citywide lockdown would be imposed.

HCM City to impose social distancing measures under PM's Directive 16 starting July 9

HCM City will apply social distancing measures under the Prime Minister's Directive 16 for 15 days starting 0am on July 9, said Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the municipal People's Committee.

Bustling HCM City is eerily quiet as social distancing is extended amid COVID-19 outbreak

HCM City will continue to apply citywide social distancing in line with Directive 10, after the social distancing period under the less restrictive Directive 15 ends on Tuesday.


Bac Ninh eases social distancing, Quang Ninh reboots tourism

The northern province of Bac Ninh eased social distancing measures in several areas, starting from 0am on June 13.


Vietnam’s largest city to impose social distancing as COVID-19 cases skyrocket

Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, will take stronger measures to control the COVID-19 outbreak as soon as a social distancing order is due to come into effect as of 00.00hrs on May 31.

COVID-19: 127 more cases detected, caseload breaches 1,000-mark over 20 days

The Ministry of Health (MoH) reported on May 16 morning that an additional 127 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Vietnam during the past 12 hours, breaking a 1,000-case mark in just 20 days.


National Cancer Hospital put under lockdown, more infections detected

All three facilities of Vietnam's National Cancer Hospital, also known as K Hospital, in Hanoi were put under lockdown from 5:30am on May 7, after 10 COVID-19 infections were recorded in the hospital’s Tan Trieu facility.

Huge influx of visitors leads Ba Ria-Vung Tau to suspend nonessential services

The Ba Ria-Vung Tau government has made a decision to suspend many nonessential services, including bars, pubs and karaoke parlors, until further notice, while the beach is crowded with tourists.

Hai Phong allows resuming of public activities

Hai Phong city, which borders the current largest COVID-19 hotbed of Hai Duong, has allowed a number of public activities and services to resume as the COVID-19 situation in the locality shows signs of easing.

Deputy PM requests limiting lockdown to smallest possible scale

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam requested relevant agencies and localities to try to limit lockdown to the smallest possible scale during an online meeting of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control on February 3.

Quang Ninh's Cai Bau-Van Don under lockdown to prevent COVID-19 spread

Cai Bau island in Van Don district, Quang Ninh province has been put under temporary lockdown as from 0:00 on February 2 in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lockdown over areas in HCM City lifted with no new COVID-19 cases detected

The HCM City Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday lifted lockdown orders on several areas with a total of 148 households and 500 residents in the city after those suspected of exposure to COVID-19 patients tested negative for the virus.

COVID-19 travel ban means bitter separation for sweethearts

Travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have separated couples around the world, many of whom are unsure when they will meet again.

Coronavirus: France announces significant lifting of restrictions

President Emmanuel Macron proclaims that France has won its "first victory" against coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Belgium's Prince Joachim fined for breaking Spain's lockdown

Prince Joachim, who contracted coronavirus days after arrived in Spain, has been fined €10,400.

Coronavirus: Lockdowns in Europe saved millions of lives

The researchers say the death toll would have been "huge" without a lockdown.

Coronavirus: Italy's Conte offers hope as travel restrictions end

Italy ends travel restrictions almost three months after lockdown measures began.

Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more.

Covid-19 pandemic: Policy responses to stop shutdowns

The pandemic and the healthcare crisis it triggers have ignited an economic storm in many countries. If the economic turbulence is not managed well, it will lead to a financial crisis and/or a debt crisis.