The number of new Covid-19 infections continued to drop with 1,550 cases recorded on Monday, down 46 cases from the previous day, according to the Ministry of Health. According to the ministry's report, most of the new patients are locally-transmitted cases confirmed in 48 out of 63 localities in the country with some localities seeing the highest numbers including Hanoi (437), Bac Ninh (98), Yen Bai (76), Quang Ninh (75), and Nghe An (64). As of Monday evening, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to over 10.70 million. The country now stands 12th among 227 countries and territories worldwide in the number of infections. On May 16, an additional 4,723 more patients recovered from the disease, raising the number of recoveries in the country to over 9.35 million. On Monday evening, two deaths related to Covid-19 was announced, total fatalities stayed at 43,067. By May 15, the country had injected more than 217 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, including … [Read more...] about Additional 1,550 Covid-19 infections announced on Monday
A sixth-grader in Long Xuyên City, in the southern province of An Giang, is inoculated against COVID-19. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Sang HÀ NỘI — A total of 1,550 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, a fall of 46 compared to Sunday, as well as two deaths. The latest numbers bring the total national caseload to 10,698,180 so far. Among the new infections, just two were imported and the rest were domestic. A total of 1,355 new transmissions were detected in the community. The capital city of Hà Nội again recorded the highest number of infections with 437, followed by northern Bắc Ninh Province with 98. The other cases were found in Yên Bái (76), Quảng Ninh (75), Nghệ An (64), Vĩnh Phúc (63), Tuyên Quang (61), Thái Bình (54), Phú Thọ (53), Hải Dương (45), Quảng Bình (44), Thái Nguyên (44), Lào Cai (33), Bắc Kạn (25), Bình Dương (24), Đà Nẵng (22), Hà Tĩnh (22), Hưng Yên (22), Thanh Hóa (22), Ninh Bình (21), Hải Phòng (19), HCM City (19), Hòa Bình (17), Hà Nam (16), Nam Định … [Read more...] about Slight decrease in COVID cases on Monday
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and his Greek counterpart Katerina Sakellaropoulou (Photo: VNA) President Sakellaropoulou lauded the important achievements that Vietnam has made during its struggle for independence and present process of socio-economic development. She affirmed that Greece highly valued the increasingly important role of Vietnam in the region and the world, and hoped to foster cooperation with Vietnam in all fields. The two leaders agreed that the two sides should increase meetings and exchange of delegations at all levels among ministries, sectors and localities as well as the two business communities. They assigned the two ministries of foreign affairs to review and speed up solutions to promote the bilateral partnership. President Phuc took this occasion to thank Greece for providing Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam. Both sides showed delight that despite impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic, trade between the two countries still increased to Ú$447 million in … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Greece seek to further promote multifaceted cooperation
Nitin Kapoor-Chairman and general director AstraZeneca Vietnam At AstraZeneca, our scientists, lab researchers, medical, regulatory and corporate affairs teams, amongst others, have worked tirelessly to see this day. We told ourselves that this is probably the only chance in our lifetime to play such an important role in fighting a pandemic of this scale. It was our duty to offer our best to protect the people. We worked closely with the Vietnamese government, the Ministry of Health, VNVC, and other partners to deliver and support the bilateral donations of more than 70 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. Our motivation was to ensure that Vietnam would be one of the first countries in Asia to have access to vaccines to save lives. Vietnam now possesses one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, and we cannot be prouder of what we have accomplished together. But as a healthcare company, our responsibility does not stop there. While the hardest part of the … [Read more...] about AstraZeneca: three healthcare priorities in the new normal
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (L) and his Lao counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihane co-chair the event. (Photo: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and his Lao counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihane co-chaired a conference to share experience in designing mechanisms and policies supporting post-pandemic socio-economic recovery and development in Vientiane on May 16. The Lao NA leader said that the event is a good chance for both sides to learn from each other to promote post-pandemic socio-economic recovery and development. For his part, NA Chairman Hue underlined that COVID-19 pandemic has posed problems to most countries around the world, including Laos and Vietnam. He highlighted the Vietnamese NA’s close coordination with the Government and relevant agencies to collect ideas from voters, people, experts, scientists and the business community inside and outside the country on measures to respond to the pandemic. He noted that … [Read more...] about Vietnamese, Lao NAs share experience in designing post-pandemic socio-economic recovery policies
These are some RoK tour groups arriving in Da Nang post- COVID-19 . They are with travel companies and taking part in a business trip to meet Vietnamese partners in the city to develop new tourism products in an attempt to attract more RoK tourists to Vietnam. In 2019, prior to COVID-19, Da Nang welcomed nearly 1.8 million tourists from the RoK, arriving on more than 200 flights a week. Only Incheon - Da Nang flights have resumed so far, with 6 flights a week. However, according to travel companies, there are many difficulties in recovering the RoK market due to its government’s vaccine policy for the elderly and children as well as the tourism ecosystem in Da Nang to serve Korean tourists. Six airlines are scheduled to resume flights to Da Nang by October, connecting it with major cities in the RoK on some 50 flights a week./. VNA … [Read more...] about Da Nang expects to welcome back RoK tourists
The Lao N.A. leader said that the event is a good chance for both sides to learn from each other to promote post-pandemic socio-economic recovery and development. For his part, N.A. Chairman Hue underlined that COVID-19 pandemic has posed problems to most countries around the world, including Laos and Vietnam. He highlighted the Vietnamese N.A.’s close coordination with the Government and relevant agencies to collect ideas from voters, people, experts, scientists and the business community inside and outside the country on measures to respond to the pandemic. He noted that the Vietnam Economic Forum held in 2021 connected a large number of experts and scientists who shared practical experience and suggested policies for Vietnam. In January, the N.A. of Vietnam held an extraordinary session to consider a number of important issues regarding socio-economic development, including new, breakthrough policies, as well as the launch of a 347-trillion VND (about 17 billion USD) package … [Read more...] about Vietnamese, Lao N.A.s share experience in designing post-pandemic socio-economic recovery policies
The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with this untarnishable fact, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” This was the spirit enshrined within the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; it … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C.