Vietnam should not be criticized for slow pace of vaccinations: FPT official

Some people have criticized the Government for being slow in vaccinating its people. To date, only nearly 1 percent of population has been vaccinated, a figure which is lower than Laos and Cambodia.The countries running vaccination programs can be classified into four groups. Vietnam is ...

Do Cao Bao

Vietnam's latest coronavirus wave has peaked, says number-cruncher

A mathematician says Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 wave has peaked late last month as evidenced by successful coronavirus containment results in the country’s heaviest hit localities.Dr Nguyen Le Anh, a former lecturer at the Military Technical Academy, said the pandemic’s trajectory in Vietnam is following the ...

Thuy Quynh, Le Cam

Vietnam’s successes in sequencing coronavirus genomes without int’l reference genome

Vietnamese scientists at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) have successfully built a technological process for sequencing the SARS-CoV-2 virus using the new generation sequencing machine PacBio Sequel.The successful application of the PacBio Sequel system’s long-sequencing technique to the SARS-CoV-2 virus opens up ...

Vietnam may grant emergency license for locally-made Covid-19 vaccine

Soon after the phase 3 trial, Vietnam may consider emergency licensing for Nanocovax, a made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine.Nanocovax vaccine will be tested at local centers with about 13,000 participants, aged 18-75. As planned, about 1,000 volunteers will be injected with the vaccine this week. Through two ...

Thuy Hanh

Hanoi to close airport to int’l arrivals amid resurgence of COVID-19

Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport will stop welcoming passengers from abroad from June 1 amid rising COVID-19 infections in the capital.The suspension will last until June 7, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) said in an urgent dispatch sent to airlines, the Southern and Northern Airports ...

Ho Chi Minh City to impose 15-day social distancing

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has decided to impose 15-day social distancing in the entire city, starting from May 31.Under Directive No. 15, issued on March 27, 2020, all events and meetings with more than 20 participants in a room shall be banned. A gathering ...

Quang Minh

Vietnam's COVID-19 vaccine set to begin phase 3 trials in June

Vietnam’s domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine, Nano Covax, will begin Phase 3 of clinical trials in June involving up to 13,000 volunteers.Phase 3 will be divided into smaller segments – with the first involving some 800-1,000 registered volunteers and will gradually expand to larger groups in ...

MoF proposes formation of COVID-19 vaccine fund

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has submitted a proposal on the establishment of a Covid-19 vaccine fund to the Government for consideration and approval, according to the MoF’s announcement on May 19.The non-profit fund is to manage and coordinate its finances for sponsorship, purchase and ...

Where is Vietnam on the Covid-19 vaccination map?

Compared with neighboring countries such as Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, the rate of vaccination against Covid-19 in Vietnam is still low, accounting for only 0.86% of the population. Meanwhile, countries with high rates of people vaccinated are seeing a rapidly decreasing number of new cases ...

Hong Lien - Dac Vinh

Complacency, non-compliance compound Vietnam's new Covid woes

A lax mentality that breached prevention protocols has worsened the situation of virus variants and other factors that Vietnam is dealing with in its fourth Covid-19 wave.After going for more than a month without any Covid-19 community transmission, the streak snapped on April 27 with ...

Le Phuong, Thuy An, Le Ca

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