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.
Thailand begins vaccination for children from 12-17 World

Thailand begins vaccination for children from 12-17

Thailand began a vaccination drive targeting children from 12 to 17 with the aim of inoculating 5.4 million students in the country in preparation for the reopening of educational institutions in November.
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.
 President’s trip to Cuba, US - Great success of vaccine diplomacy Politics

President’s trip to Cuba, US - Great success of vaccine diplomacy

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to Cuba and trip to the US to attend the high-level debate of the UN General Assembly’s 76th session concluded with comprehensive success, leaving an important hallmark in the country’s external relations in 2021 in both bilateral and multilateral aspects, and especially in vaccine diplomacy.
State President attends Cuban vaccine handover ceremony Society

State President attends Cuban vaccine handover ceremony

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc landed at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi on September 25 evening, concluding his official visit to Cuba and his attending of the high-level general debate of the UN General Assembly, as well as bilateral activities in New York from September 18-24.
President hosts CEO of US’s Quantum Group Politics

President hosts CEO of US’s Quantum Group

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Arun Savkur, CEO of the US’s Quantum Group on September 22 in New York (local time), witnessing the handover of the cooperation agreement between the group and a Vietnamese joint venture.
WHO Representative emphasises importance of equality in vaccination Health

WHO Representative emphasises importance of equality in vaccination

As the COVID-19 pandemic has still been developing complicatedly in the world, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)'s reporter had an interview with WHO Representative in Vietnam Dr Kidong Park about the booster shot and pharmaceutical firms’ announcements that their COVID-19 vaccines are efficient and safe for kids.
Malaysia starts vaccination rollout for adolescents World

Malaysia starts vaccination rollout for adolescents

Malaysia's National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme for Adolescents officially kicked off on September 20, targeting 3.2 million teenagers aged 12 to 18, according to Malaysia’s Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.