Vietnam

Vietnam donates 550,000 masks to EU countries in coronavirus fight
Vietnam donated 550,000 face masks to five European countries on Tuesday to support their fight against the coronavirus that has killed more than 75,000 people worldwide.

Vietnam trade ministry plans to export 800,000 tonnes of rice in April, May
Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked the government to resume rice exports, but limit the volume to 800,000 tonnes for April and May, the government said in a statement on Tuesday.

No new cases of Covid-19 in Vietnam three days in a row
For the third morning in succession, there have been no new cases of Covid-19 reported in Vietnam.

Vietnam: Vessels with 100,000 litres of diesel oil and 6,500 litres of lubricant detained
The Vietnam Coast Guard on Monday (6 April) said its Reconnaissance Task Force No.1 has detained two vessels illegally carrying 100,000 litres of diesel oil and 6,500 litres of engine lubricant respectively.

Vietnam issues list of special preferential tariffs for goods imported from Cuba
The Government has recently issued Decree No.39/2020/ND-CP on a list of Vietnam’s special preferential import tariffs to implement the Vietnam – Cuba Free Trade Agreement from now until 2023

Ministry asks Gov’t to cut tax for transport firms
The Ministry of Transport has asked the Government to assign the Ministry of Finance to consider reducing several taxes for transport businesses.

HCM City ensures oil and petrol supply, takes steps to prevent hoarding
HCM City businesses and authorities have been asked to ensure sufficient oil and petrol for local demand, and to prevent hoarding of these goods during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why has no one in Vietnam died from Coronavirus?
As the U.S. government’s incompetence is put on full display by the COVID-19 crisis, many are rightfully looking to other countries around the world for an alternative to the disastrous profit-first approach of the Trump administration.

Quarantined In Vietnam: Scenes From Inside A Center For Returning Citizens
Usually, when I arrive home in Hanoi, I’m out the same day riding my scooter around the treacherous traffic of the Vietnamese capital, past the little cafes and food vendors on the sidewalk.

South China Sea and the Coronavirus: New Vietnam-China Incident Spotlights Old Realities
The sinking of a Vietnamese vessel last week is a tangible remainder of the need to pay attention to the South China Sea flashpoint even amid the focus on COVID-19

Sunday COVID-19 update, one more infection, one more recovers
The Ministry of Health has confirmed one more COVID-19 infection cases, raising the patient tally to 241.

Vietnam’s conglomerate to produce ventilators to fight against coronavirus
Vingroup, Vietnam’s biggest listed firm, plans to produce ventilators to fight against the new coronavirus that has infected 249 people in Vietnam as of Saturday.

Vietnam condemns sinking of boat off Paracels, demands China compensate
Vietnam has demanded that China take action against the Chinese Coast Guard vessel that sank a Vietnamese fishing boat and compensate the fishermen for their loss.

Vietnam to suspend labour export until end of April
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on April 5 asked the Overseas Labour Management Department to order businesses to suspend sending workers abroad until the end of April.

Vietnam should mull over rescue measures if Covid-19 persists: experts
The Vietnamese government should consider stronger economic rescue measures if the new coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic stretches into the third or fourth quarter of 2020, a group of experts have recommended.

Vietnam’s COVID-19 cases rise to 222
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Thursday morning confirmed four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 222.

Vietnam bans posting fake news online
Vietnam will fine people posting fake news on social media in an effort to crack down on the spread of both general misinformation and falsehoods about the novel coronavirus.

Vietnam Imposes Hefty Fines for Going Maskless
While U.S. health authorities are debating whether or not wearing masks will help slow the spread of COVID-19, Vietnamese authorities are handing out steep fines to those who disregard the mandate to wear them at all times, just about everywhere.

Vietnam Business Operations and the Coronavirus: Updates
As of April 2, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 222 cases of COVID-19. 35 of the affected were traced to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. However, 64 of the affected patients have recovered.

Vietnam plans US$2.6bil unprecedented support package
The Vietnamese Government is poised to adopt a US$2.6 billion relief package to help those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that has devastated the economy.

Vietnam plans 10% electricity price cut to support virus-hit consumers
Vietnam plans to cut its electricity prices by 10% for three months to support people hit by the coronavirus epidemic, state media reported on Wednesday.

Vietnam’s key English newspaper halts printing over coronavirus
The state-run Vietnam News Agency stopped printing its key English-language newspaper Tuesday until April 15, after one of its reporters tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Vietnam Airlines Launches Cargo-Only Flights
In March, the airline operated 45 cargo-only flights transporting freight from Hanoi and Saigon to Bangkok, China mainland, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore.

Vietnam-Based Hyundai, Honda Plants Close Amid Nationwide Lockdown
Vietnam-based Hyundai assembler TC Motor and Honda Vietnam have shut down their plants for two weeks amid a nationwide social distancing campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the companies said on Wednesday.

Which businesses will remain open during national social distancing?
According to a directive from the Prime Minister, social distancing will be applied nationwide for 15 days starting from April 1, in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, and only factories, businesses and service establishments producing and providing essential goods and services are allowed to remain open.

Vietnam to implement 15 days of social distancing in coronavirus battle
Vietnam will begin 15 days of social distancing from Wednesday to curb community transmission of the coronavirus, the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister said on Tuesday.

Violators of quarantine regulations to face criminal punishments in Vietnam
Those breaking the epidemic prevention and combat regulations in Vietnam will face criminal punishment, Vietnam News Agency reported Tuesday.

Covid-19 hotspots account for three new cases in Vietnam
Two Vietnamese and one Brazilian associated with two Covid-19 hotspots in Hanoi and HCMC were confirmed infected Tuesday evening.

Vietnam imports 200,000 rapid test kits for large-scale Covid-19 testing
The Health Ministry has bought 200,000 rapid coronavirus test kits from South Korea for carrying out mass testing as the Covid-19 fight enters a crucial stage.

MoIT proposes exporting 400,000 tonnes of rice in April
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed to resume rice exports from April, with a volume of 400,000 tonnes, after the ministry has compiled reports on production, domestic consumption and exports to submit to the Prime Minister.


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 tot 15 april in lockdown
Mensen wachten om getest te worden in de hoofstad Hanoi. Om de verspreiding van het nieuwe coronavirus tegen te gaan, gaat Vietnam tot 15 …

Vietnam confirms nine new COVID-19 cases, total now at 203
Nine people were confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 that causes the COVID-19 pandemic on March 30 evening, raising the total number of cases in Vietnam to 203.

Vietnam asks its major cities to prepare for lockdown to stop coronavirus
Vietnam’s prime minister on Monday (March 30) asked major cities to prepare for possible lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases in the South-east Asian country almost reached 200.

Vietnam daily stops publishing after staffer infected
An English daily in Vietnam suspended its print edition after one its staffers tested positive for coronavirus.

Vietnam’s domestic airlines reduce flight frequency
The Ministry of Transport green-lit the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam’s proposal to limit domestic flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to other cities and provinces to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Vietnam says to suspend public transport to curb coronavirus spread
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday ordered the suspension to public transport services to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which is known to have infected 203 people in the country


Hospital related Covid-19 cases take Vietnam total to 179

Five new infections, four of them related to Hanoi’s Bach Mai Hospital, have taken the national Covid-19 tally to 179.

Vietnam Considers Resuming Rice Shipments Amid Virus-driven Stockpiling
Vietnam is now considering when it will resume exporting rice amid the coronavirus pandemic, after first saying Tuesday it was suspending the signing of any new rice contracts. The nation is the world’s third-largest rice exporter.

Việt Nam saves over VNĐ800 million worth of electricity during Earth Hour
Việt Nam saved 436,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to VNĐ812.9 million (US$34,928), for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on March 28 in response to Earth Hour 2020, according to the National Power Dispatch Centre.

Vietnam GDP hits 10-year low in 2020’s first quarter
Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 3.82 per cent in the first quarter of this year – the lowest growth rate posted in the past 10 years – showing the tremendous impact the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is having on the country’s economy.

One of Vietnam’s largest hospitals locked down amid virus fears
Vietnam has locked down one of its largest hospitals and main treatment centres for Covid-19 (coronavirus) after the nation’s biggest cluster of cases was linked to the facility, the government said on Sunday (March 29).

Ministry advises people to stay home as Covid-19 cases rise to 148
This morning, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health announced seven more cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) bringing the total infected cases to 149 patients in the country advising people against going out unless absolutely necessary.

Vietnam quarantines tens of thousands in camps amid vigorous attack on coronavirus
Vietnam has sent tens of thousands of people to quarantine camps as waves of overseas citizens return home to escape a coronavirus pandemic spreading in Europe and the United States.

Taiwan Factory Fire Kills 3 Foreign Workers After Calls to Abolish On-Site Dorms Go Unanswered
A fire in a Taichung factory took the lives of three Vietnamese workers. Past calls to ban on-site housing for factory workers have been rejected by Taiwan’s labor ministry.

‘Made in Vietnam’ Goods Increasingly Popular in US
“Made in Vietnam” cell phones, lounge chairs and clothing have become more popular with Americans than ever before. U.S. imports from the Southeast Asian nation have increased to record levels, showing the two sides increasingly interlinked, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s taking a tougher line on commerce with Vietnam.

Vietnamese airline launches controversial coronavirus insurance
As major airlines across the world continue to halt flights and ground aircraft due to the coronavirus, one budget carrier has gone for a very different and rather divisive approach to the global pandemic.

Vietnam’s confirmed Covid-19 cases rise to 123
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday (March 24) announced that two more people have tested positive for the Covid-19 (coronavirus) symptoms, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 123.
— The Star Online

Vietnam renews trade remedies measures on imported steel products
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has issued a decision to extend the application of measures on preventing evasion of safeguard duty to rolled steel and steel wire imported to Vietnam from March 22, 2020.
— NDO

Vietnam’s rubber company in Cambodia needs 10,500 workers
The Vietnam Rubber Plantation Association in Cambodia said that Vietnam’s rubber companies in Cambodia have more than 20,000ha of rubber in Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri and Kratie provinces.

Vietnam Airlines carries anti-COVID-19 equipment to Hanoi for free
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that it will carry specialised protective clothing and face masks from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi free-of-charge, as part of nationwide efforts against COVID-19 pandemic.

Vietnam stops exporting rice from March 24 on Covid-19
The General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) has requested local customs authorities to stop export clearance process for rice from March 24, local media reported.


Vietnam’s total COVID-19 cases now 123

The Ministry of Health on March 23 evening announced the 123rd case who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19.

645 people suspected to have Covid-19 in Vietnam, monitored
In Vietnam, 645 people were suspected to have Covid-19 as of Sunday night, the highest number since the outbreak began.

Vietnam to Issue Incentives to Counter COVID-19 Impact
The Vietnamese government is planning to issue incentives in the form of tax breaks, delayed tax payments, and land-use fees for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Vietnam ranks 83rd in World Happiness Report 2020
Vietnam has been ranked 83rd out of 156 countries in the latest World Happiness Report 2020 released recently by the United Nations, up 11 places compared to last year.

Vietnam makes big jump in economic freedom index
Vietnam has climbed 23 places in this year’s Economic Freedom Index but continues to lag far behind its Southeast Asian counterparts.

COVID-19 infection cases in Vietnam reach 113 as of March 22
The Ministry of Health on late March 22 confirmed seven new COVID-19 infection cases, raising the total number in Vietnam to 113.

COVID-19 Guidance for Vietnam-law Employers: Remuneration Focus
COVID-19 undoubtedly has impacted your business or workforce in some way. The past period has been full of challenges for all employers as we all.

US, EU not restrict imports of goods from Vietnam
Amid the information that the EU and the US shut down borders to immigration and medical quarantine and will also halt the import and export of goods, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on March 21 informed that the EU and the US do not apply any measures to restrict the import of goods from Vietnam.

Singapore, Vietnam impose stricter entry bans to curb COVID-19
The governments of Singapore and Vietnam have respectively imposed stringent entry bans in view of the rapidly escalating COVID-19 outbreak around the world that has infected more than 304,000 globally and killed 12,900, and the increasing risks of imported cases of the novel coronavirus.

Vietnam extends steel billet, bar/wire rod import duties until 2023
Vietnam extended antidumping duties on steel billet, bars and wire rods for the next three years, the industry and trade ministry said in a March 20 notice seen by S&P Global Platts.

Vietnam Military Increasing Isolation Housing to 60,000 Beds
Vietnam’s military is expanding its quarantine facilities to house about 60,000 people by adding as many as 20,000 beds as thousands of Vietnamese return home from virus-hit countries, the government said on its website.

Vietnam shutters borders with Cambodia as pandemic spreads
The Vietnamese government on Sunday locked down its borders with the Kingdom and imposed a month-long entry ban for any foreign traveler – except accredited diplomats – as the country adopts measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

MoIT issues requirements for consultants of SMEs
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) issued requirements for individuals and organisations who wish to join the network of consultants for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Việt Nam jumps 23 places in economic freedom index
Việt Nam jumped 23 places from last year to reach 58.8 points, ranking 105th place in the economic freedom index this year.

ASEAN Summit in Vietnam Postponed Until end-June Over Coronavirus
A summit of Southeast Asian and other international leaders scheduled in Vietnam early next month has been postponed until end-June due to worries about coronavirus, Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

Covid-19 impacts: Vietnam aviation suffers $1.3 billion revenue loss
Vietnamese carriers have lost more than VND30 trillion ($1.3 billion) in revenues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the transport ministry estimates.

Billion-dollar wildlife industry in Vietnam under assault as law drafted to halt trading
Vietnam’s prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has asked the country’s agriculture ministry to draft a directive to stop illegal trading and consumption of wildlife over fears it spreads disease.

Economic Watch: Trade recovers on China-Vietnam border
Hundreds of flat-bed and container trucks queued along a border bridge in Dongxing, a city in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, waiting for customs clearance, a scene that signifies the recovery of trade on the China-Vietnam border from the COVID-19 epidemic.

Heineken launches Heineken® 0.0 in Vietnam: Great taste with Zero alcohol
HEINEKEN presented its latest innovation in Vietnam, Heineken® 0.0, a non-alcoholic lager brewed with a unique recipe for a distinct balanced taste – and only 69 calories per 330ml bottle.

Vietnam to halt issue of all visas over coronavirus
Vietnam will suspend the issue of new visas for all foreign nationals to curb the spread of coronavirus in the Southeast Asian nation, state media said on Tuesday.

Vietnam reports five more coronavirus infections, raising its total to 66
Vietnam confirmed five more infections of the new coronavirus on Tuesday, raising its total to 66.

Vietnam now at “golden stage” of COVID-19 fight: PM
Vietnam is now at the “golden stage” of COVID-19 prevention and control, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on March 16.

Did Vietnam’s Maritime Militia Really Swarm a China Military Base ?
Recently, one story that attracted good deal of attention among South China Sea watchers is the allegations by the Beijing-based South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI) that an armada of Vietnamese fishing trawlers swarmed the waters off China’s Hainan Island.

Việt Nam ranks 96th in global talent competitiveness index
Việt Nam is ranked 96 out of 132 countries on the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), down four positions compared to last year and nine positions in 2018.

All in Vietnam must wear face mask in public places for coronavirus prevention
All Vietnamese and foreign nationals are required to wear face masks in public places such as airports, bus stations, supermarkets, and public transport vehicles in Vietnam from Monday, daily newspaper Vietnam News has reported.

Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines With Naval Shipbuilding Cooperation
An engagement this month spotlighted ongoing collaboration between the two sides in the security domain.

How Vietnam Learned From China’s Coronavirus Mistakes
Hanoi, a fellow communist state, realized quickly that a China-style cover-up would only make things worse.

Vietnam records 54th case of COVID-19
A 33-year-old Latvian national has been confirmed the 54th case tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 in Vietnam, according to the latest information from the Ministry of Health.

Vietnam introduces compulsory testing for arrivals from coronavirus-hit areas
Vietnam’s health ministry on Sunday (Mar 15) said all passengers coming from or through China, South Korea, the UK and Schengen countries will be compulsorily quarantined and tested for COVID-19.

De vakantie in Vietnam van Inge en Peter uit Capelle aan den IJssel is door de uitbraak van het coronavirus een nachtmerrie geworden. Hun mooie rondreis werd bruut onderbroken door de autoriteiten en nu zitten zij gevangen in een vies hotel.

Vietnamese London resident is 32nd Covid-19 patient
A 24-year-old woman who’d met Hanoi’s first Covid-19 infection in London is infected with the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry confirmed Tuesday.

Vietnam seeks to invest $60 mln in two highways
The government is seeking approval from the National Assembly to spend VND1.4 trillion ($60 million) on building two coastal highways in central Thanh Hoa Province.


Lot GP Vietnam onzeker; wijk in Hanoi in quarantaine
Het lot van de Grand Prix van Vietnam was al onzeker, maar inmiddels is er een wijk in Hanoi in quarantaine gezet. Zal de Grand Prix van Vietnam …
Zorgwekkende groei aantal coronagevallen: wat te doen?lVietnam (95 miljoen inwoners) heeft ‘slechts’ 30 coronabesmettingen, terwijl Duitsland (83 miljoen inwoners) er meer dan 1000 heeft, bijvoorbeeld.

Vietnam to have trade defence early warning system by 2025
Vietnam plans to develop an early warning system for trade defence by 2025, aiming to promote sustainable exports.
— The Star Online

Vietnam Vows to Punish Hiders of Coronavirus After New Cases
Vietnamese authorities vowed Monday to punish anyone concealing sickness after 13 people caught the deadly new coronavirus on a flight to Hanoi, sparking lockdowns and panic-buying in the capital.

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