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Vietnam to lift pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for entrants on May 15

Vietnam will remove the pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for all foreign arrivals starting Sunday, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has directed. The direction, effective at 0:00 on May 15, comes as the numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths drop both in Vietnam and around the ...

People worry more about healthcare during the pandemic: report

Indicative of a year when Việt Nam was hit hardest by the pandemic, the 2021 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report detected a spike in concern regarding health.PAPI 2021 held a record number of one-on-one interviews with 15,833 respondents from across 63 ...

New COVID-19 adaptation programme for social impact businesses

The Agency of Enterprise Development (AED) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on April 29 jointly launched the “COVID-19 Adaptation Programme” for social impact businesses (SIBs) to increase their capacity and refine business ...

Green economy is the trend post-COVID: experts

Vietnamese enterprises should focus on green growth and the green and circular economies that have become a mainstream trend globally, the Green Economy Forum heard in HCM City on Saturday.Experts said a green economy and a switch to green growth would help businesses improve their ...

Covid success reaped in job recovery, rising incomes: report

The General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported a gradual quarter-on-quarter job recovery and a VND1 million ($43.69) increase in average monthly income in the first quarter.However, there are still problems that need to be addressed, the report said. While more people were getting jobs, many ...

Phan Anh

Vietnam to officially launch COVID-19 vaccine passports this week

The Ministry of Health expects to officially grant digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates, also known as ‘vaccine passports,’ across Vietnam this week after a smooth pilot at three hospitals in Hanoi, an official has said. Vietnam’s vaccination record card will contain personal information and vaccination data encrypted into a QR ...

Vinh Tho - Lan Anh

Are Vietnam’s locally made Covid-19 vaccines viable?

Among the vaccines developed by Vietnamese companies, NanoCovax is considered the one that can ‘go far’, though the end point is unclear.December 2021 should have been the time for Covivac vaccine to enter Phase 3 of a clinical trial. However, a member of the research ...

Phu Sy

Solutions to protect environment and promote circular economy

Towards the goal of building and developing solutions to promote the circular economy and solve the problem of increasingly depleted resources and increasingly serious environmental pollution, which strong impacts on the living environment, causing dangerous diseases. This is a great challenge for ministries and branches ...

Vietnam after one year of vaccination: Facts and figures

March 8, 2022 marked one year since Vietnam launched the inoculation campaign against Covid-19, which resulted in the country ranking among six nations with the highest vaccination rate. After one year of efforts, Vietnam has administered more than 198 million doses, raising the vaccination coverage ...

Measures proposed to address food security vulnerabilities exposed by COVID-19 in SE Asia

A core element of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), food security, now looms as a priority for Southeast Asia, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, according to an article published on The Diplomat online news magazine.Experts stressed that COVID-19 stopped any progress made ...

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