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International organisations hail Vietnam’s fight against COVID-19

The WHO and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USCDC) spoke highly of Vietnam’s performance in preventing and combating COVID-19 at a working session on February 28.

Google, Microsoft accelerate shifting production to Vietnam

Google and Microsoft are accelerating efforts to shift production from China to Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam, amid the worsening novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, the Nikkei Asian Review reported.

More Vietnam-China border crossings reopen to ease congestion

Vietnam and China has agreed to reopen more border crossings to reduce the large number of container trucks queuing for customs clearance as a result of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak.

Nationwide mass race rescheduled due to coronavirus

The 2020 Olympic running day for public health has been postponed due to fears that mass gathering for the race will put people at risk of being infected coronavirus, according to the Vietnam Sports Administration (VSA).

US removes Vietnam from list of areas vulnerable to community spread of SARS-CoV-2

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on February 27 decided to remove Vietnam from the list of destinations vulnerable to community transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

Firms asked to stop sending workers to coronavirus-hit areas

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung has asked local businesses to stop sending Vietnamese workers to regions affected by new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreaks.

Singapore charges Chinese man with SARS-CoV-2 for lying to health officials

A Chinese man infected with the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 and his wife have been charged in Singapore for lying to health authorities investigating whether they had passed the disease to others.

Vietnam now has 6 units to test SARS-CoV-2

The Ministry of Health has decided to allow the Hue Central Policlinic and the HCM City Hospital of Tropical Diseases to perform tests for SARS-CoV-2 that causes the ravaging acute respiratory disease (coronavirus - COVID-19).

Airports designated to serve flights from RoK’s epidemic-hit areas

Flights departing from epidemic-hit areas in South Korea will land at designated airports in Vietnam in a move to help prevent the spread of the acute respiratory disease caused by coronavirus, said the Ministry of Transport.

Dead Korean man in Bac Ninh tests negative for SARS-CoV-2

A Korean man, who died near Bac Ninh province’s General Hospital on February 25, tested negative for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Travellers from affected areas must be quarantined: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has ordered continued quarantine and close monitoring of those entering Vietnam from regions hit by coronavirus outbreak.

Vietnam well controls coronavirus epidemic, all 16 confirmed cases recovered

Vietnam has successfully brought the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) under control, with all 16 confirmed positive cases in the country fully recovered from the disease, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam announced yesterday.

Cobra Gold military exercise kicks off amidst coronavirus concerns

Cobra Gold, one of the largest multinational military exercises in Asia-Pacific, kicked off in Thailand on February 25, with this year's event taking place under the heavy cloud of a fast-spreading novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Korean and Thai tourists quarantined in Da Nang

Twenty-two foreigners, including 20 Korean and two Thai tourists, have been kept under quarantine at Da Nang’s Lung Disease Hospital since February 24.

Foreign investors still eye Vietnam amid coronavirus outbreak

Foreign investors still pay great attention to Vietnam albeit the complicated developments of the acute respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 which started to hit the world earlier this year.