Medical face masks can be reused with microwave method: expert

Used cloth masks and disposable medical masks can be reused if they are sprayed with disinfectant and microwaved at 800W for a minute, Dr. Doãn Ngọc Hải, director of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health has said. The institute has tested the standard ...

VN halts entry to all foreigners due to COVID-19

The Vietnamese Government has decided to temporarily suspend entry of all foreigners since March 22 due to swift and complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.For those entering Viet Nam for diplomatic and official purposes, for participation in major diplomatic events, or being experts, business managers, ...

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Vietnam proposes postponement of 36th ASEAN Summit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 19 sent a letter to leaders of ASEAN member states and New Zealand regarding the postponement of the 36th ASEAN Summit, the ASEAN-New Zealand Summit and related meetings, originally set for April 8-9 in the central city of ...

Vietnam develops its own innovations in treating Covid-19 patients: health expert

Vietnam and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are in common on treatment regimens for Covid-19 patients, however, the country has its own innovative features when applied in practice.For example, Vietnam is fighting against the epidemic based on the “four on-the-spot” viewpoint, which targets on-site prevention, ...

PM urges strengthening fight against COVID-19 as new cases emerge in Việt Nam

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc issued a directive on Wednesday, requesting stronger actions to prevent and control COVID-19 amid new developments of the outbreak. In Việt Nam, after 22 days without any new cases, 23 more infection cases have been recorded since March 6, including ...

COVID-19 now a pandemic: WHO chief

The new coronavirus outbreak can now be described as a pandemic, the head of the World Health Organisation announced on Wednesday. He acknowledged that the world had “never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus,” but emphasized that “we have never before seen a ...

Compulsory health declarations for all in Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister and head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Vu Duc Dam on March 8 requested compulsory health declarations for all citizens in the country to start on March 10 at the latest.Compulsory electronic health declarations for all passengers entering ...

COVID-19 early warning system developed by Vietnamese scientists

An early warning system for COVID-19 has been launched by the Institute of Prevention Medicine and Public Health (IPMPH) at the Hà Nội University of Medicine on March 1st.  The system provides analyses on the disease threats and countries’ response abilities at Besides counting ...

ASEAN Chairman issues statement on response to COVID-19

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, as Chairman of ASEAN in 2020, issued a statement on ASEAN’s joint response to the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).The statement welcomed the efforts under the framework of ASEAN medical co-operation with its partners (China, ...

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