COVID-19 tracing app Bluezone hits 15.7 million users Society

COVID-19 tracing app Bluezone hits 15.7 million users

Some 15.7 million smartphone users had downloaded Bluezone, a locally-developed contact-tracing app to identify and alert people who have interacted with COVID-19 patients, as of 11am on August 11, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).
Hanoi speeds up PCR testing for returnees from Da Nang Health

Hanoi speeds up PCR testing for returnees from Da Nang

Hanoi is striving to complete the implementation of RT-PCT testing, a real-time reserve transcription polymerase chain reaction, ahead of August 20 for 75,000 people who visited the central city of Da Nang – a COVID-19 hotspot – and returned to Hanoi from July 15, according to a leading official.
Special 2020 national high school exam Society

Special 2020 national high school exam

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are numerous adjustments and new regulations in organising the national high school exam this year – an unprecedented test in history.
Four more COVID-19 cases reported on August 6 morning Health

Four more COVID-19 cases reported on August 6 morning

Vietnam on August 6 morning reported four people infected with the coronavirus, including one in Hanoi and three in the central province of Quang Nam, according to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
Apps rolled out to fight pandemic Sci-Tech

Apps rolled out to fight pandemic

Those with smartphones would do well to download Bluezone, a Bluetooth-based app that helps determine if a person has come in contact with a COVID-19 patient, the Authority of Information Technology Application at the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has suggested.
Testing – one of “weapons” in COVID-19 fight Health

Testing – one of “weapons” in COVID-19 fight

The Ministry of Health has mobilised forces for COVID-19 testing at four venues in the central city of Da Nang, home to a new outbreak involving more than one hundreds of cases, according to Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son.
High school graduation exam: Extra efforts needed to respond to COVID-19 Society

High school graduation exam: Extra efforts needed to respond to COVID-19

The Ministry of Education and Training should issue detail guidance on how to organise the high school graduation exam amid complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many localities made the suggestion at a virtual meeting between the ministry and the exam steering committees of 63 provinces and cities on July 31.
Supervision over COVID-19 pandemic to be tightened nationwide Society

Supervision over COVID-19 pandemic to be tightened nationwide

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on July 29 ordered tightening supervision over the pandemic in all localities nationwide, with special attention to be given to people who travelled through sites now under lockdown in central Da Nang city.