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Coronavirus: WHO rethinking how Covid-19 spreads in air

The WHO has acknowledged there is evidence that Covid-19 can be spread by airborne particles.

Coronavirus: US-China virus row flares with senator's comments

Rick Scott tells the BBC, without evidence, China is trying to "slow down" vaccine development in the West.

Film launched to warn against wildlife consumption to prevent disease outbreaks

It is part of the campaign 'Don’t Consume Wildlife to Protect Your Health And Of the Community'.

FMCG names attempt to circumvent virus hurdles

The coronavirus public health emergency is presenting both opportunities and challenges for manufacturers to handle a pick-up in the demand for fast-moving consumer goods.

COVID-19 fight: Together we win

Vietnam and the World Health Organisation are in common on treatment regimens for COVID-19 patients. However, the country has its own innovative features when applied in practice.

Vietnam confirms 76th COVID-19 case

The Ministry of Health on March 18 evening confirmed another case tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, bringing the total of the number of COVID-19 patients in Vietnam to 76.

Virus rouses food safety awareness in Vietnam

Supermarkets and retailers in Vietnam are making bank from the public rushing to stock up on indispensable food supplies, which could ultimately push forward an increase in awareness of food handling and safety.

28,276 cases of 2019-nCoV infections confirmed as of Feb. 6

As many as 28,276 cases of 2019-nCoV infections have been reported as of 7.30am on February 6.

Flights from nCoV-affected areas to Vietnam suspended

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAV) has asked airlines to proactively adjust their flight schedules and suspended all flights from coronavirus-affected areas to Vietnam.

Cyber security in Vietnam facing severe challenges

There has been an increasing number of cyber attacks recently in Vietnam aiming at both state units and private organizations to steal sensitive information. 

Vietnamese users lose $540 million from viruses: Bkav

Vietnam’s leading internet security firm, Bach Khoa Internetwork Security Centre (BKAV), announced that Vietnamese users lost some VND12.3 trillion (US$540 million) in 2017 due to viruses.

Security experts warn about spread of new ransomware virus ‘Locky’

VietNamNet Bridge - ‘Locky’, a new virus that encrypts victims’ files and demands ransom for decryption, has been spreading at an alarming rate, according to FPT, Vietnam’s largest information technology group.

New virus that hacks Facebook accounts spreads in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - A new way of spreading a virus has been used by hackers, successfully affecting Vietnamese Facebookers.

Could Vietnamese hackers attack Anonymous?

Security experts pointed out that the action by some Vietnamese teenagers breaking into the Anonymous chatting website did not cause any danger, commenting that the behavior was ‘seen’ and ‘easy to implement’.

Deafness could be treated by virus, say scientists

 Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards treating some forms of deafness after restoring hearing in animals.

Local websites risk attacks through SSL security protocol

 Some 255 Vietnamese websites have been attacked through a security hole in SSL protocol, including five sites of government agencies, six of banks and four of telecom companies.

Lack of network safety causes losses

 Computer viruses caused losses of around US$400 million to Vietnamese users last year, the Bach Khoa Anti-Virus Centre has said following a study.

Information security sector in 2014: hits and misses

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese computer users lost VND8.5 trillion in 2014 due to  viruses, according to BKAV, the largest internet security firm in Vietnam.

Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia'

 The World Health Organization (WHO) says there has been a decline in the spread of Ebola in Liberia, the country hardest hit in the outbreak.