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Students should be vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to school: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered authorities to seek proper vaccine sources and make students a priority group for vaccinations so they can return to school.Vietnam has to date received about 28 million doses of vaccines from various sources. The country has administered about ...

Nano Covax producer asked to provide more data

Nanogen Biopharmaceuticals and the research team behind Việt Nam’s home-grown COVID-19 vaccine Nano Covax, have been asked to provide more data before an emergency use licence can be granted. The request was made by the Advisory Council for the Registration of Circulation of Drugs and ...

Hanoi sets two scenarios for Covid-19 testing after September 6

Hanoi will conduct focused, large-scale testing of Covid-19 from August 27 to September 4 with a total of about 200,000 samples done by the RT-PCR testing and will prepare testing scenarios for the period after September 6, when social distancing ends.Scenario 1: When outbreaks worsen ...

Huong Quynh

Employees under more stress than in 2020 COVID outbreak: survey

More than 53 percent of all employees said they have been under more stress during the recent outbreak compared to last year, according to a national survey conducted by the payroll, recruitment and outsourcing agency Adecco Vietnam.The survey shows that while about 80 percent of ...

HCMC extends social distancing by another 30 days

HCMC will extend its social distancing status by another month until September 15 in response to sustained coronavirus threats.The pandemic is still raging in HCMC with then number of daily new infections going up on Saturday and Sunday after decreasing for a short time. The ...

Huu Cong

Conservation programs put on hold with access denied due to spread of COVID

Biodiversity conservation projects and forest protection in the central highlands region, over the past two years, have been either delayed or suspended as travel and mass gathering activities are limited by COVID-19 prevention measures.Trinh Viet Ty, director of managing director of Kon Chu Rang Nature ...

PM green-lights industry trade groups’ vaccine purchase

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has instructed the Ministry of Health to negotiate and buy vaccines for four industry trade groups to immunize their workers.The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association, Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association, Vietnam Electronic Industries Association, and Handicraft and Wood Industry ...

Anh Minh

HCM City completes disbursement of first support package for COVID-19-hit people

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on August 6 announced that the city has basically completed the disbursement of the first support package for COVID-19-hit people, with over 611 billion VND (26.56 million USD) given to more than 391,020 local ...

Health ministry releases Pfizer allocation plan, suggests vaccine mixing

Deputy Minister of Health Trương Quốc Cường has just signed a decision on the allocation plan of 746,460 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to provinces, cities and hospitals across the country.The Ministry of Health has requested that due to the low number of vaccines available, Pfizer vaccine ...

Pandemic-hit workers anxiously wait for aid

According to statistics of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, in the second quarter of 2021, up to 12.8 million Vietnamese people aged 15 and older were negatively affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, including those who lost their jobs, had to take time ...

Vu Diep

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