Foreign tourists to Vietnam down 66.6 percent in eight months Travel

Foreign tourists to Vietnam down 66.6 percent in eight months

The number of foreign tourists to Vietnam reached only 3.8 million in the first eight months of 2020, down by 66.6 percent compared to the figure of 11.3 million recorded in the same period last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted travel.
Thailand extends state of emergency for one month World

Thailand extends state of emergency for one month

The Cabinet of Thailand on August 25 approved a one-month extension of the state of emergency through September 30 to control the COVID-19 pandemic as the nation seeks to prolong its streak of going three months without a local transmission.
PM orders higher COVID-19 testing capacity Society

PM orders higher COVID-19 testing capacity

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc agreed on the increase of testing capacity with simple procedures, during a cabinet meeting on COVID-19 prevention and control held on August 21.
Thailand expected to return to normalcy World

Thailand expected to return to normalcy

A panel under Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on August 7 approved proposals for a return to normalcy in the country by allowing schools, sports stadiums, public transport and meals on flights.
Thai economy worst-hit by COVID-19 in ASEAN+3: AMRO World

Thai economy worst-hit by COVID-19 in ASEAN+3: AMRO

Thailand's economic growth is likely to fall 7.8 percent, the biggest projected drop in the region, due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism and service sectors, according to the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO).
PM: Testing key to containing spread of coronavirus Society

PM: Testing key to containing spread of coronavirus

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a virtual meeting on August 7 between Cabinet members and leaders of 12 cities and provinces that have reported COVID-19 cases over the past three weeks, to discuss measures aimed at containing the spread of the outbreak.