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Tours to RoK rebooted after MERS-CoV

The Republic of Korea (RoK) General Department of Tourism in conjunction with travel agencies in Hanoi organised a tourism promotion programme in Hanoi on July 21 as part of efforts to increase the number of tourists to the RoK after the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) ravaged the country.
Diphtheria outbreak kills three in Quang Nam Health

Diphtheria outbreak kills three in Quang Nam

The first outbreak of diphtheria in many decades in the mountainous Phuoc Loc commune of central Quang Nam province’s Phuoc Son district has claimed the lives of three locals so far this year.
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Foreign arrivals to Vietnam continue to drop

The number of foreign visitors to Vietnam in June is estimated at 529,000, down 8.2 percent from May, making it the 13 th consecutive month the country has experienced a decrease in foreign tourist arrivals.
Multinational online meeting to cope with MERS-CoV Health

Multinational online meeting to cope with MERS-CoV

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health organised an online meeting on June 23 with ASEAN member states, the Republic of Korea, Japan and China to share information on coping with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).
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Thai ministry holds daily MERS surveillance meeting

Daily meetings of the Ministry of Public Health continue to monitor the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) situation, while the Department of Health Service Support (HSS) has urged private hospitals and clinics to follow common practices in coping with the MERS case.
ASEAN concerned over MERS-CoV spread World

ASEAN concerned over MERS-CoV spread

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is concerned over the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), said ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh.
Hanoi extends precautions against MERS-CoV Health

Hanoi extends precautions against MERS-CoV

Hanoi has been stepping up precautionary measures to ward off transmission risk of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), as heard at a meeting on June 18 in Hanoi between Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and the municipal authorities.
Health Ministry calls for continuous MERS-CoV efforts Health

Health Ministry calls for continuous MERS-CoV efforts

The Ministry of Health (MoH) requested on June 17 that health authorities throughout the country assign round-the-clock on duty staff to prevent an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Vietnam.
Outbreaks create vaccine shortages Health

Outbreaks create vaccine shortages

There was a shortage of imported vaccines in Vietnam's immunisation services when there was an outbreak of disease, a conference was told in Hanoi last week.
RoK national dead in Thanh Hoa negative to MERS-CoV Health

RoK national dead in Thanh Hoa negative to MERS-CoV

The National Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology on June 12 confirmed that Park Soon Hum, a Republic of Korea national dead in central Thanh Hoa province on June 10, was negative to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
Foreign Ministry: no Vietnamese MERS cases Society

Foreign Ministry: no Vietnamese MERS cases

Vietnam has not recorded any cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Le Hai Binh told a regular press conference in Hanoi on June 11.