ASEAN, Japan adopt COVID-19 economic resilience action plan World

ASEAN, Japan adopt COVID-19 economic resilience action plan

Economic ministers in ASEAN member states and Japan approved the ASEAN - Japan Economic Resilience Action Plan at a virtual meeting chaired by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh on July 29, as part of the efforts to promote solidarity between the two sides in combating COVID-19.
COVID-19: Indonesia loosens ban on air travel World

COVID-19: Indonesia loosens ban on air travel

The Indonesian Ministry of Transport on May 8 announced its decision to resume air services, but at a limited level, after two weeks the country banned air and sea travel to curb the further spread of the COVID-19.
COVID-19: People get life back on track Society

COVID-19: People get life back on track

After more than a month of living in fears due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Hanoi residents calmly return to their normal life thanks to the Government’s urgent and drastic measures to prevent and control the disease.
Promoting e-payment to prevent nCoV spreading Business

Promoting e-payment to prevent nCoV spreading

Banknotes, which go from people to people, are a high-risk source of spreading virus. The habit of using cash among 90 percent of the population makes the banknotes, regardless of their materials as paper or polymer, a potential harmful factor to public health, which can transmit not only corona virus but many other diseases.
Authority urges close watch of export at border gates with China Business

Authority urges close watch of export at border gates with China

The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Agency of Foreign Trade has urged for a close watch of the export of Vietnamese farm produce, particularly fruits and aquatic products, to China through northern border gates to get prepared against any unexpected development and prevent backlogs, as the acute respiratory disease caused by novel corona virus (nCoV) is ravaging the region.
Flights licensed to bring Vietnamese, Chinese citizens back Business

Flights licensed to bring Vietnamese, Chinese citizens back

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam announced that it has asked its relevant authorities to grant licenses to a number of flights to bring Vietnamese citizens in China and Chinese citizens in Vietnam back to their respective countries.
Vietjet Air gets exceptional permission to fly Chinese back to Wuhan Society

Vietjet Air gets exceptional permission to fly Chinese back to Wuhan

Deputy Transport Minister Le Anh Tuan has said the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) allowed the Vietjet Air to run four flights from the central province of Khanh Hoa to the Chinese city of Wuhan – the epicenter of corona virus outbreak, to fly Chinese tourists back home.
Health Ministry recommends preventive measures against MERS-CoV Health

Health Ministry recommends preventive measures against MERS-CoV

The Health Ministry is keeping a close watch on the developments of the Middle East respiratory syndrome-related corona virus (MERS-CoV) and giving recommendations on preventive measures to the public, following the information that the Republic of Korea recently reported the first case in 2018.
VN hospitals fall short of infection control targets Health

VN hospitals fall short of infection control targets

Hospital infection control is a major concern for health care providers and patients all over the world. Preventing such infections is a critical aspect of improving hospital safety, heard a recent conference in Hanoi.
Thailand: Second MERS case suspected World

Thailand: Second MERS case suspected

A Thai resident who just returned from a pilgrimage to the Holy Mecca city, Saudi Arabia, is suspected of catching the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).