Topics: COVID-19

PM receives leader of global alliance for vaccines Politics

PM receives leader of global alliance for vaccines

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception in Hanoi on January 13 for Aurélia Nguyen, Chief Programme Strategy Officer at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and former Managing Director of COVAX Facility.
Singapore carefully restores air links with China ASEAN

Singapore carefully restores air links with China

Singapore will carefully restore air connectivity with China and continue with a cautious approach to ensure passengers have a safe and smooth experience, Transport Minister S. Iswaran said on January 9, a day after China reopened its border for international travellers under new "no quarantine" rules.
PM directs intensifying efforts to prevent COVID-19 during Tet Festival Health

PM directs intensifying efforts to prevent COVID-19 during Tet Festival

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed a dispatch directing ministers, heads of ministerial-level and State agencies, and chairmen of People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces to strengthen measures to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 during the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival and the festive season of 2023.
Thailand reports first case of XAY.2 variant World

Thailand reports first case of XAY.2 variant

Thailand has seen its first confirmed case of the XAY.2 variant of COVID-19 but people close to the patient were not infected, the Thai Health Ministry’s Department of Medical Sciences said on January 6.
WHO chief representative: fight against COVID-19 not over yet Health

WHO chief representative: fight against COVID-19 not over yet

Chief Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam Dr Angela Pratt on January 6 warned that the fight against COVID-19 is not over yet as many people are getting infected, hospitalised, and dead in many countries around the world.
Omicron subvariant XBB detected in HCM City Health

Omicron subvariant XBB detected in HCM City

The HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases on January 4 said the COVID-19 Omicron XBB variant, first discovered in India in August, has been found in the southern metropolis.
UN, WHO leaders send messages on Int’l Day of Epidemic Preparedness World

UN, WHO leaders send messages on Int’l Day of Epidemic Preparedness

On the occasion of the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness (December 27), designated by the United Nations (UN) following Vietnam’s initiative, UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent a message calling on all countries to stand with the largest global organisation’s efforts to ensure the world is equipped and ready to take on the health challenges to come.
Indonesia to shut down largest COVID-19 hospital  World

Indonesia to shut down largest COVID-19 hospital

The Indonesian government has decided to discontinue its largest, makeshift COVID-19 hospital occupying the former Asian Games athletes’ village in Jakarta due to a steady decline in new cases.