Hanoi (VNA) – Foreign experts have highly evaluated Vietnam’s response to the recurrent outbreak of COVID-19. In a BBC article published on August 8, Prof Michael Toole, an epidemiologist and principal research fellow at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne (Australia), said: “Like in the first wave, Vietnam has responded quickly and forcefully” when talking about the sudden resurgence of the coronavirus in Da Nang. This central city sealed itself off from visitors and retreated into full lockdown after Patient 416, the first case of local infection after 99 days without community transmission in Vietnam. Each resident is set to be tested for the virus, and a field hospital has been erected as every resource is thrown at slowing the spread of the disease, according to the article. Meanwhile, Hanoi has closed down bars and karaoke parlours as an extra precaution, and several cities, including the capital and Ho Chi Minh City, have made face masks compulsory … [Read more...] about Foreign experts value Vietnam’s response to latest COVID-19 outbreak
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The medicine, interferon Alfa 2B produced by Cuba, which induces the human body to produce antibodies against the novel coronavirus, was handed over at a ceremony held by the Ministry of National Defense’s Department of Foreign Relations in Hanoi on August 5. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia August 9
The European-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is also expected to be approved by the 14th National Assembly in its ongoing ninth meeting. Under the agreement, tax imposed on exports from Viet Nam to EU will be eliminated as soon as EVFTA takes effect or shortly thereafter (maximum seven years). Thanks to the EVFTA, Viet Nam’s revenue from exports to the EU is forecast to surge by 44 per cent by 2030. … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam could take advantage of new foreign investment strategies?
Today is a very important day of our region as we are celebrating the founding anniversary of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (August 8, 1967) together. Throughout 53 years of development with its historic missions stated in the Bangkok Declaration 1967 kept in mind, ASEAN has truly become an organisation representing regional countries and uniting them in friendly and cooperative neighbourliness on the basis of mutual respect and understanding to strive for peace, progress and prosperity of people. … [Read more...] about Vietnam aspires to ASEAN unity, effective coordination
Two students hug each other after completing their literature test at the national high school exam in Hanoi, August 9, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre Following a large outbreak in Da Nang in late July, municipal authorities had asked the Ministry of Education and Training to halt the national exam. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s national high school exam begins amidst COVID-19 epidemic