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South Korea is testing more people per capita than anywhere else - and could be a role model for others.

Prolonged Covid-19 epidemic to take toll on Vietnam export growth target in 2020

The spreading of Covid-19 epidemic in Vietnam’s major trade partners including Japan and South Korea are causing problem for export-import activities.

Vietnam to support S.Korea in assisting citizens: ministry

South Korea will send three quick response teams to Vietnam to assist 276 Koreans under quarantine in Vietnam.

Coal to remain key in Vietnam’s power expansion: Fitch Solutions

Coal remains the most practical option in the near-term to stimulate affordable electricity generation growth at the pace and scale needed by the country, said Fitch Solutions.

Flights on Vietnam-South Korea suspended from March 5

Vietnam Airlines will suspend flights on all routes between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea from March 5, while low-cost carrier Vietjet Air has announced it will temporarily halt flights between the two countries starting March 7.

South Korean banks apply caution amid relief moves

South Korean lenders are continuing to play the waiting game in regards to measures to combat damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak, though domestic banks and investors have been placing growing bets on rate cuts or tolerance to loans.

Vietnam urged to look beyond Asian markets for FDI amid Covid-19

Vietnam should take advantage of being the second country in Southeast Asia to sign a free trade agreement with the EU to attract FDI from Europe.

As supply runs low, electronics makers forecast further disruption

Vietnamese electronics makers have until the end of this quarter to find alternative sources for their input materials as inventories run low and supply would likely remain disrupted due to outbreaks of coronavirus in China and S. Korea.

Coronavirus: South Korea church leader apologises for virus spread

Lee Man-hee got down on his knees and said the disease's spread was "not intentional".

Vietnamese students in South Korea on a knife-edge amid coronavirus epidemic

After being notified of a SARS-CoV-2 infected case at Ajou University Hospital in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, five minutes walk from her apartment, Phuong Duyen decided to rush back to Vietnam.

Coronavirus: South Korea sect leader to face homicide probe over deaths

Lee Man-hee is accused of hiding the names of sect members, hampering efforts to contain the virus.

Ministry asks for effective treatment of Vietnamese with COVID-19 in RoK

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has liaised with relevant agencies of the Republic of Korea (RoK) and asked for effective treatment of a Vietnamese citizen contracting COVID-19 in Daegu city.


Vietnam to suspend visa-waiver for South Koreans over coronavirus scare

Vietnam will suspend a visa-waiver program for travelers from South Korea today, following a spike in confirmed cases there of the novel coronavirus, creating a knock-on effect for Vietnam’s already struggling tourism industry.


Many Vietnamese firms could stop operations by late March as inputs run out

The disruption of materials supply chain from major markets to Vietnam has led to a lower growth rate of the industrial production index in the first two months.

Vietnamese returning from S.Korea’s virus-hit areas subject to mandatory quarantine

Vietnamese citizens who return from South Korea’s coronavirus-stricken areas will be isolated and monitored for 14 days starting at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.


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.

South Korea asked to provide information related to COVID-19 patient

The Embassy of Vietnam in Seoul has requested the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide information related to a COVID-19 patient who had arrived in Vietnam from South Korea

‘Korean town’ in Hanoi less busy due to fears of COVID-19

COVID-19 has spread quickly in the Republic of Korea recently, causing fears among Korean community, even those who live abroad. In Hanoi, ‘Korean streets’ are now far less crowded.

Coronavirus: Outbreak spreads in Europe from Italy

Cases have emerged in several countries involving travellers from Italy, but borders remain open.

Travel agencies urged not to receive tourists from countries hit by COVID-19

The Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) said yesterday that it has asked travel firms to stop receiving tourists from countries hit by COVID-19 in the face of new complicated development of the disease in South Korea and Japan.