"Vietnam Healthy Lung" programme to be expanded for three years Health

"Vietnam Healthy Lung" programme to be expanded for three years

Vietnamese patients with respiratory problems, especially lung cancer, will benefit from the second phase of the "Vietnam Healthy Lung" programme in 2021-23 that was signed between the health ministry’s Medical Services Administration (MSA) and AstraZeneca on November 16.
Website on respiratory diseases launched Health

Website on respiratory diseases launched

The website www.bac-si-giai-dap.com, a France-Vietnam cooperation project, was launched on October 13 in an effort to raise public awareness of less popular but serious respiratory diseases with high death risk.
No new COVID-19 cases reported on September 4 morning Health

No new COVID-19 cases reported on September 4 morning

Vietnam confirmed no new COVID-19 cases in the morning of September 4, keeping the national count at 1,046, including 691 locally-transmitted cases, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
New COVID-19 testing strategy needed: Experts Society

New COVID-19 testing strategy needed: Experts

Experts have suggested a review is needed of Vietnam’s testing strategy, in particular stepping up antigen testing, to match the developments of the COVID-19 epidemic in the country.
Health declarations strengthened to stop COVID-19 Health

Health declarations strengthened to stop COVID-19

Amid the recurrence of community transmissions of COVID-19, Hanoi’s health sector has continued to introduce measures to prevent the spread of the virus and monitor those who have recently returned from pandemic-hit areas, including the central city of Da Nang and neighbouring Quang Nam province, and to encourage them to follow preventive measures.
Supervision over COVID-19 pandemic to be tightened nationwide Society

Supervision over COVID-19 pandemic to be tightened nationwide

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on July 29 ordered tightening supervision over the pandemic in all localities nationwide, with special attention to be given to people who travelled through sites now under lockdown in central Da Nang city.
Forest fires complicate COVID-19 fight in Indonesia World

Forest fires complicate COVID-19 fight in Indonesia

Smog from forest fires in Indonesia could complicate the country's efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, as its government has no contingency plan for additional respiratory diseases, local health experts warned on May 8.
Embassy in Thailand warns citizens against COVID-19 Society

Embassy in Thailand warns citizens against COVID-19

The Embassy of Vietnam in Thailand has urged Vietnamese citizens in there to take precautions against the acute respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), as the host country has designated it a dangerous communicable disease.
Hanoi schools to shut on bad air days Society

Hanoi schools to shut on bad air days

Kindergartens and primary schools in Hanoi will be closed if the air quality index (AQI) hits 300 and above, equivalent to hazardous levels, city authorities announced on December 25.