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‘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.

Korean passengers flown back home from Da Nang city

Twenty passengers from the Republic of Korea were flown back to their home country on February 25 night, one day after their arrival in the central city of Da Nang.

Coronavirus: Why did infections shoot up South Korea?

How the practices of a secretive religious sect may have played into the rapid spread of the virus.

Vietnamese people urged not to leave South Korea

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs have warned Vietnamese people living in South Korea not to leave the country if unnecessary to minimize the potential transmission of the coronavirus.


Coronavirus: Worst-hit countries boost containment efforts

It comes as the number of cases globally surpasses 80,000 and amid fears of a possible pandemic.

Coronavirus: Rapid spread raises fears of global pandemic

More infections are reported around the world as governments struggle to contain outbreaks.

Hanoi proposes isolating arrivals from South Korea epidemic areas for 14 days

The Hanoi Department of Health has proposed putting any Korean or Vietnamese nationals who arrive from the epidemic areas in the Republic of Korea (RoK) in isolation for a 14-day period.

Coronavirus: North Korea quarantines foreigners

North Korea has quarantined 380 foreigners in a bid to stop the coronavirus from breaking out.


Coronavirus: South Korea declares highest alert as infections surge

South Korea has raised its coronavirus alert to the "highest level" as confirmed case numbers keep rising.


Coronavirus: South Korea steps up measures as infections spike

South Korea has stepped up measures to contain the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, as confirmed infections rose sharply for a second day.


Hanoi hands out red books to foreigners

Six foreign organisations and 35 foreigners were granted red books to purchase a number of apartments in Hanoi.

S.Korea says to import 55,000 tons of rice from Vietnam

South Korea has opened up its market to Vietnamese rice, setting the annual import quota of Vietnamese rice at 55,112 tons, according to the Import-Export Department at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.


Vietnam 2019 customs revenue hits all-time high of US$15 billion

Vietnam’s active participation in multilateral and bilateral trade agreements created a pathway for improvements in the country’s business environment and support local enterprises to grow.

Upbeat outlook on Korean investment in Vietnam

The Vietnamese government now also places high expectation for new Korean investment, especially in advanced and new technologies.

S.Korea’s SK Group sets up US$860-million investment fund in Vietnam

Both SK Group and South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) would contribute US$430 million to the fund.

Vietnam and South Korea to verify 164 missing Vietnamese students

The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training is working closely with the Vietnamese Embassy in South Korea to handle the situation.


South Korean investigation into 164 missing Vietnamese students

The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the Vietnamese Embassy in South Korea are investigating 164 local students that have been reported to have vanished from Incheon National University.


Vietnam Finance Ministry to remove import tariffs for automotive input materials

The move is aimed to help develop the automotive supporting industries, particularly as Vietnam still has to import massive basic materials for domestic car production.

Samsung seeks preferential treatments for US$220-million R&D center in Hanoi

Samsung wants to change the purpose of the R&D Center or transfer the building and its related land-use rights to another party, in case of necessity.