Update news Sars-CoV-2

HCM City has second hospital specialized in COVID-19 treatment

The Health Department of Ho Chi Minh City on March 17 officially put into operation a 300-bed hospital specialized in treating acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in Can Gio district.

Vietnam suspends visa granting to foreigners for 30 days

Vietnam will suspend the granting of visa to foreigners for 30 days beginning 00:00 on March 18, the Foreign Ministry announced on March 17, stressing that the move aims at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Total COVID-19 cases in Vietnam now 61

The Ministry of Health on March 16 evening announced the latest case of COVID-19, the 61st, in the country.

Passengers on Qatar Airways’ QR 970 flight on March 10 urged to contact medical agencies

The HCMC Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a notice urging passengers arriving in the city on Qatar Airways’ QR 970 on March 10 to immediately contact the nearest medical agencies.

Japan provides top care for Vietnamese guest workers

Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the first thing Nguyen Thi My Loan does every day at Mishow Ltd.Co in Tokyo is to wash her hands with sanitiser. This is a mandatory requirement for all employees at the company.

Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge launched

The Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge was launched at a webinar on March 12 to promote technology innovations among startups.

AEM Retreat issues joint statement on economic resilience to COVID-19

Within the framework of the 26th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Retreat in Vietnam’s central Da Nang city, the ministers on March 11 issued a joint statement on strengthening the bloc's economic resilience in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Vietnam confirms 39th COVID-19 infection case

A tour guide residing in Hanoi’s Cau Giay district has become the latest SARS-CoV-2 patient in Vietnam confirmed by the Ministry of Health on March 12.


Army maps out scenario to fight COVID-19 outbreak at five levels

The army will develop a COVID-19 prevention and control plan based on a scenario for the outbreak at five levels in a bid to effectively deal with the epidemic, said Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Tran Don.

Covid-19: Vietnam reports 33rd case

Vietnam has reported two more cases of Covid-19 infection, including a British man and a Vietnamese woman who returned from London.

All citizens, foreigners living in Vietnam advised to provide health declarations

Vietnamese citizens and passengers entering Vietnam are now able to declare their health status via two applications, namely “NCOVI” and “Vietnam health declaration” that were launched in Hanoi on March 9.

COVID-19: more passengers on same flight with 17th patient test negative

Twenty people on the same flight from London to Hanoi (VN0054) with the 17th COVID-19 patient of Vietnam who then travelled to HCMC have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, reported the HCMC Centre for Disease Control and Prevention on March 8.

Vietnam officially enters 2nd phase of COVID-19 fight: Deputy PM

Vietnam has officially entered the second phase of the fight against COVID-19 since the 17th case was detected two days ago, and this phase is even more difficult than the first one, but the country is ready to respond to any circumstance.

HCM City-based universities want to reopen on March 16

Heads of many universities in Ho Chi Minh City, especially medical and pharmacy, on March 6 sought the People’s Committee’s approval to reopen on March 16 after six weeks of closure due to COVID-19 epidemic.

Visa-free entry suspended for overseas Vietnamese from COVID-19-hit countries

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to suspend visa-free entry for overseas Vietnamese (OVs) from countries whose citizens have visa-free entry unilaterally halted, firstly the Republic of Korea and COVID-19-hit nations.

People entering Vietnam from Cambodia have to make medical declarations

All people who enter Vietnam from Cambodia are required to fill in medical declaration forms amid complicated developments of the acute respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

HCM City quarantines 57 linked with Japanese coronavirus case

Fifty-seven people related to the flights a Japanese passenger with SARS-CoV-2 boarding have been put under quarantine, the disease control centre of Ho Chi Minh City said on March 5.

COVID-19 postpones int’l cyberspace safety contest finals

The final round of the WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 will be rescheduled for May due to the acute respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), organisers said on March 4.

HCM City tracks five passengers on same flight as confirmed COVID-19 case

HCMC Centre for Disease Control is coordinating with relevant agencies to verify the identities and addresses of five passengers travelling with the Japanese passenger, who was found to have been infected with coronavirus, on flight VN814 on March 3.

Japan enhances support for Vietnamese trainees amid COVID-19 epidemic

There has been no COVID-19 case among Vietnamese technical trainees in Japan so far, an official from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) confirmed.