Vietnam steps up Covid-19 containment as outbreak gets bigger

As of Friday morning, 121 Covid-19 community transmissions had been recorded in 15 localities: the three cities of Hanoi, Da Nang, HCMC and the provinces of Ha Nam, Vinh Phuc, Hung Yen, Quang Nam, Dong Nai, Hai Duong, Yen Bai, Thai Binh, Bac Ninh, Lang ...

Minh Nga

Quarantine period extended to 21 days: Health minister

Mandatory centralised quarantine for entries into the country and direct contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases will be extended from the current 14 days to 21 days, and the new regulation takes effect from Wednesday, Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long announced on Wednesday afternoon.The follow-up ...

Four reasons behind fresh wave of COVID-19 infections in Vietnam

Tran Van Son, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office, has revealed four key reasons why Vietnam could potentially face a fourth wave of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections.The primary reason for the latest rise in cases is due to quarantine violations occurring among legal entrants. Secondly, acts ...

Low immunity rate, varying vaccine efficacy concerns behind Vietnam’s cautious approach to 'vaccine passports'

Director General of the General Department of Preventive Medicine Dang Quang Tan has mentioned three reasons for Vietnam not yet accepting “vaccine passports”.First, COVID-19 vaccines, he said, only reduce the seriousness of diseases when people are infected, while travel recommendations for vaccinated people have not ...

More women in informal sector in Q1: GSO

The third COVID-19 resurgence has weakened the labour market recovery momentum gained in the second half of 2020 and forced many labourers, particularly women, to shift to informal employment, according to the latest report by the General Statistics Office (GSO).It is probably because women are ...

Vietnam to pilot small-scale vaccine passport

Vietnam is considering piloting vaccine passports at tourist sites and some golf courses, according to Dr. Dang Quang Tan, director of the Preventive Medicine Department at the Ministry of Health.Mr. Tan said that, following the direction of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Health as ...

Vietnamese citizens show weaker economic optimism: research

Citizens in Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam showed a weaker economic recovery sentiment compared to other regional countries after the resurgence of COVID-19 in the past few months, according to a study by market research giant Ipsos Group.The report ‘Living through Pandemic: COVID-19 Impact on Southeast ...

Not worth it: laid-off workers shun free vocational education

Workers losing jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic say the free vocational education on offer does not help them find new jobs. According to data from the national social insurance agency, of more than one million people receiving unemployment benefits nationwide, only 16,000 people have said ...

Le Tuyet

E-medical records’ data to be connected among hospitals from July 1

Electronic medical record data will be connected among hospitals and health facilities across the country from July 1.When the electronic medical records are connected among health facilities in the country from July 1, patients would not have to bring printed medical records with them for ...

Directory of agencies supporting survivors of gender-based violence, abuse debuts

A directory listing organisations and agencies offering support for women and child survivors of gender-based violence and abuse in Vietnam, the first of its kind, has been launched.The release of the directory is an effort by the MoLISA and UN Women within a joint project ...

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