Malaysia buys 150,000 courses of Merck's COVID-19 pill World

Malaysia buys 150,000 courses of Merck's COVID-19 pill

Malaysia has struck a deal with US drug maker Merck & Co to buy 150,000 courses of its experimental antiviral pill, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said on October 7, joining other Asian countries in a rush to secure supplies.
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue meets US businesses Politics

NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue meets US businesses

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue had an online working session with a high-ranking business delegation from the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) on September 30 at the request of the council’s President & CEO Ted Osius.
Vietnam conditionally approves Hayat-Vax for emergency use Health

Vietnam conditionally approves Hayat-Vax for emergency use

The Ministry of Health on September 10 issued a decision on conditionally approving the Hayat-Vax vaccine for emergency use in COVID-19 prevention and control, making it the seventh COVID-19 vaccine obtaining a licence for emergency use in Vietnam.
Deputy spokeswoman clarifies issues of public interest Politics

Deputy spokeswoman clarifies issues of public interest

Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Spokeswoman Pham Thu Hang talked about several issues of public concern during the ministry's regular pressconference held virtually on August 19, one of which is the upcoming visit by US Vice President Kamala Harris to Vietnam this month.
HCM City devises two-period plan to control COVID-19 Health

HCM City devises two-period plan to control COVID-19

Ho Chi Minh City, the current largest COVID-19 hotspot in Vietnam, has built a plan on intensifying pandemic fighting measures from August 15 to September 15, which is divided into two periods, from August 15-30 and September 1-9, with specific solutions designed for each periods, in order to realise the goal of putting the pandemic under control by September 15.