return icon

Vietnamese peacekeepers report on COVID-19 prevention

Vietnamese forces engaged in UN peacekeeping missions in the Central African Republic and South Sudan reported on the COVID-19 situation in their areas via a video conference in Hanoi on Monday.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence speaks at the conference.




South Sudan is one of five African countries with the most rapid rate of COVID-19 infections and is among those most at risk of an outbreak, experts have said.

As of June 10, the country had 1,604 cases, including 19 deaths and six recoveries.

Due to limitations in medical capacity, particularly testing capacity to identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in South Sudan may actually be much higher.

It is expected the number of SARS-CoV-2 virus cases will increase rapidly every day, out of the government’s control.

As of June 10, Viet Nam’s Level-2 Field Hospital No. 2 in South Sudan’s Bentiu city had treated 927 patients.

All patients who came to the hospital for treatment were reportedly impressed and satisfied with the attitude, professional qualifications and foreign language skills of the hospital's medical staff.

Meanwhile, the Central African Republic has announced 1,888 infections with six fatalities and 40 recoveries.

Six Vietnamese officers are at the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

Hoang Kim Phung, director of Viet Nam Department of Peacekeeping Operations, said since the outbreak of COVID-19, leaders from the Ministry of Defence have regularly instructed authorities to closely follow the disease situation in the area, directing the observance of UN regulations as well as regulations on prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic in carrying out its task of peacekeeping, especially for the Level-2 Field Hospital No. 2 in collecting, examining and treating patients.

The ministry also prepared plans and scenarios on the spread of COVID-19 to Viet Nam's peacekeepers so they can cope with any situation. It instructed relevant agencies to strengthen capacity for peacekeepers by supplementing medical equipment and other necessities.

Speaking at the conference, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, deputy minister of National Defence, said he highly appreciated the efforts of Vietnamese peacekeeping forces to overcome the difficulties.

He asked them to protect themselves amid the pandemic while keeping active, optimistic and in solidarity.

Vịnh said not only peacekeeping force but the border and navy soldiers have also made great efforts in safeguarding national sovereignty and taking part in COVID-19 prevention and control work.  

“There have been so far no COVID-19 infection cases in the army. None has been reported to deny his duty or fear of disease. This is the atmosphere of the entire army,” he said. — VNS


Businesses need orders as purchasing power in export markets falls

The increase in input costs plus the decline in demand in many large markets are posing challenges to businesses in the last months of the year.

What is the future of Phu Quoc?

Phu Quoc is known as a resort tourism paradise but in the future, the city island will be not only a destination for tourists but also an economic and financial center in the region and the world.

Time for major realtors to buy land

Cash flow to the real estate market has been tightened. Now is the time for major realtors to buy land.

Son Tung MTP's younger sibling sparked controversy following his debut

Nguyen Viet Hoang, younger brother of Vietnamese pop sensation Son Tung MTP, made his debut as a singer under the moniker 'MONO', sparking widespread criticism for his lackluster vocals and questionable fashion sense.

First district to prohibit single-use plastic next month

Co To island district in the northern province of Quang Ninh will officially ban visitors from bringing plastic bottles and bags to the island from September 1 in a bid to spur sustainable tourism.


First district to prohibit single-use plastic next month

India becomes Vietnam’s biggest meat seller in H1

Vietnam imported over 79,700 tons of meat and meat products worth US$250.9 million from India in the first half of 2022, making the latter the former’s largest meat supplier, according to the Import-Export Department.


Remittances to HCMC declines by 13% in H1

Defense Ministry approves of long-planned cargo airline

The Ministry of National Defense has thrown its support behind a plan to issue an air transport license to IPP Air Cargo JSC, whose chairman is billionaire Johnathan Hanh Nguyen, according to a dispatch recently sent to the Government Office.

Income per capita in 2030 expected to be equal to Malaysia in 2007

Vietnam’s GDP per capita, calculated in accordance with current prices, has increased year after year. However, the figure is lower than other regional countries.

Ministry warns of increasing serious COVID-19 cases

The Ministry of Health has warned of an increase in the number of new COVID-19 infections as well as critical cases.

New sub-variants of Omicron strain detected in Vietnam

The number of COVID-19 cases is currently increasing both globally and in the country due to the recent rapid spread of the Omicron variant, according to information given by the General Department of Preventive Medicine.

Vietnam able to become new tiger in Asia: economist

Vietnam has the potential to become a new tiger in Asia, economist Brian Lee Shun Rong at Maybank - Malaysia's largest financial services group and the leading banking group in South East Asia – has reportedly said.

Vietnamese exporters urged to expand in the EU through retail distribution system

Approaching the retail distribution system is an important way to expand exports to the European Union market, where Vietnamese goods still have significant room for growth provided by the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

Regulations on auto localization ratio to be rescinded

The regulations on the automobile localization ratio will be abolished on October 10, after they have been in force for almost 20 years.