Can Tho last Mekong locality to ease Covid restrictions

The capital of Mekong Delta has loosened social distancing measures Friday after over two months.

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Storm Dianmu weakens into tropical depression over central Vietnam

Two hours after making landfall over Thua Thien Hue and Quang Ngai provinces early Friday morning, Storm Dianmu weakened into a depression.

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Zero Covid endgame highly unlikely: PM

Completely eliminating Covid-19 will be extremely difficult considering how it has proven impossible even for nations with high vaccination rates, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has said.

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SE Asia govts must back ADB plan to close coal plants with regulation: report

Southeast Asian governments must back ADB plans to expedite the closure of coal plants in the region with strong regulation to win funding for the program, an energy consultancy said Friday.

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Storm Dianmu weakens into tropical depression after hitting central Vietnam

Two hours after making landfall on Thua Thien Hue and Quang Ngai provinces early Friday, Dianmu has weakened into a depression.

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Main contractor stops work on Hanoi metro underground section

Hyundai E&C-Ghella, main contractor for Hanoi’s second metro route, has put a 4-km underground section on hold, citing site clearance failures.

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HCMC to fix 700,000 inaccurate vaccine records

Around 700,000 online Covid vaccine records in HCMC remain inaccurate and volunteers will fix them this week, officials said.

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Localities ease restrictions as Covid spread slows

Several provinces home to major production and tourism hubs have decided to tone down social distancing measures after containing Covid-19.

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Vietnam slams illegal aircraft landings on Spratly Islands

Vietnam expressed strong opposition Thursday to China illegally landing its aircraft on Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago as a violation of its sovereignty.

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Vietnam Covid death tally tops 18,000

Vietnam on Thursday recorded 9,465 new local Covid-19 cases and 236 deaths, bringing the fatalities to 18,017.

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Covid-19 in Vietnam: New wave tally nears 724,000

Vietnam recorded 9,465 new local Covid-19 cases on Thursday, raising the tally of the fourth wave since late April to 723,963.

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Government staff to return to work in designated timeframes: HCMC police

Government employees may return to work at certain hours in the morning and afternoon, HCMC police proposed Wednesday.

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Vietnam president demands equitable supply of Covid vaccines in UN speech

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called on the international community to cooperate in the fight against Covid-19, especially prioritizing an equitable supply of vaccines to soon end it.

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HCMC mulls field hospital cuts with fall in critical patients

With fewer patients needing to be hospitalized, HCMC health authorities are considering closing several Covid-19 field hospitals.

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Vietnam seeks Covid vaccines, technology from France

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has sought continued support from France for combating Covid-19 through supply of vaccines and transfer of technology to produce them in Vietnam.

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WHO says air pollution kills 7 mln a year, toughens guidelines

The World Health Organization strengthened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, saying air pollution was now one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing seven million premature deaths a year.

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Narrow lockdowns to smallest possible area: officials

Localities nationwide should narrow lockdowns to the smallest possible area like a household, an apartment floor or an alley instead of entire neighborhoods, officials and experts say.

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Vietnam to buy 20 million Chinese vaccine doses

The Vietnamese government has approved the purchase of 20 million doses of China’s Vero Cell Covid-19 vaccine as it seeks to speed up inoculation and reboot the economy.

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Hanoi Mid-Autumn Festival crowds can spark new outbreaks: experts

The crowds that poured out into the streets of Hanoi for the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations Tuesday night could well lead to new Covid-19 outbreaks, experts say.

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Vietnam confirms 11,525 new Covid-19 cases

Health authorities confirmed 11,525 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, down 162 from Tuesday.

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Covid-19 in Vietnam: New wave tally tops 714,000

Vietnam recorded 11,525 new local Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the tally of the fourth wave since late April to 714,498.

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Vietnam asks Covax for vaccine priority

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has proposed the Covax facility to "quickly give as many Covid-19 vaccines as possible" to Vietnam.

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South Korea to donate 1 mln Covid vaccine doses to Vietnam

South Korea would provide Vietnam at least one million Covid-19 vaccine doses next month, it announced Tuesday.

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Tax official dismissed for playing golf in violation of Covid safety measures

A deputy head of the tax department in the central Binh Dinh Province has been sacked for breaching Covid-19 social distancing regulations.

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HCMC seeks 6 million Covid-19 vaccines to immunize all adults

The HCMC Department of Health has sought six million doses of vaccines by October-end from the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.

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In climate landmark, China promises to end coal funding overseas

China will stop funding coal projects overseas, President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday, all but ending the flow of public aid for the dirty energy contributing to the climate crisis.

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Italy doubles Covid vaccine donation to Vietnam

Italy has announced it will donate another 796,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Vietnam, after handing over more than 800,000 doses last week.

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Vietnam top innovator among lower middle-income economies: report

Vietnam has retained its top position among 34 lower middle-income economies in the latest 2021 Global Innovation Index that covers 132 economies.

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