European beer giant Heineken fights Vietnam’s alcohol tax
The alcohol sector is lobbying against potential tax hikes in Vietnam, while the government’s ear is being bent. But at what cost to public health ?
Alexandre Yersin’s house in Vietnam becomes official historical site
The Vietnam home of Alexandre Yersin, who discovered the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, has been designated a national historic site by the government.
Diplomat latest to be caught up in Covid repatriation flights scandal
A former official at the Vietnamese embassy in Malaysia is the latest to be investigated for involvement in the bribery scandal surrounding repatriation of people during the Covid outbreak.
Air pollution recorded at “very unhealthy” levels in Vietnam
The overall air quality in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi reached “very unhealthy” levels on Monday, which means the entire population is likely to be affected.
Vietnam travel destinations anxious for return of Chinese visitors as tourism struggles
As China announced it would reopen its borders on January 8 after being shut for nearly three years, travel agencies around Vietnam said they were anxiously awaiting the return of Chinese tourists.
Police to look into possible violations in Covid medical supply deals
The Government Inspectorate has transferred to the police three cases involving possible fraud at the Ministry of Health in procuring Covid medical supplies in 2020-21.
Vietnam purges foreign ministry in response to COVID-19 repatriation scandal
Dozens of officials are accused of extracting extortionate fees from Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Burnout looms over workplace, in Vietnam too
Huong’s perpetual fear of not being “good enough” meant she was working up to 18 hours a day, and ended up hospitalized for exhaustion.
New policies on Covid-19 fight needed, says Vietnam PM
Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Sunday suggested adopting new mechanisms and policies on Covid-19 prevention and control, which, he said, should match the new situation.
Tourism firm director arrested for making false promises about Covid repatriation flights
A tourism firm director in Da Nang was arrested for tricking people that she could have them repatriated to Vietnam amid the Covid-19 pandemic for up to VND70 million ($2,800) each.
Covid’s not done, so Vietnam’s not done with it
The Covid-19 situation remains unpredictable, so an announcement that the pandemic is over can lead to negligence and unpreparedness against threats like new strains, says the health ministry.
Police demand lists of hotels, carriers involved in Covid repatriation flights
Police are gathering records on the organization of Covid-19 repatriation flights, including operating carriers and quarantine hotels as investigation into the pandemic flight scandal continues.
Vietnam should declare Covid is over
Vietnam should announce an end of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country to save medical resources, a doctor proposed Saturday.
15 mln Vietnamese afflicted with mental illnesses
Around 15 million Vietnamese are afflicted with mental illnesses, with depression and anxiety taking the top spots, Deputy Health Minister Tran Van Thuan said.
Illegal procedures at beauty salons deliver ugly results
Tricked into having cosmetic surgery and other esthetic procedures at unlicensed beauty salons, many people suffer consequences.
Vietnam’s first monkeypox case is woman returning from Dubai
A 35-year-old woman has become Vietnam’s patient zero of monkeypox after returning to HCMC from Dubai, the health ministry said Monday.
HCMC to face severe nurse shortage
A shortage of nurses looms at HCMC’s public hospitals as fewer students are joining nursing courses at universities, health officials have warned.
HCMC man gets 7 years for killing sick wife in suicide pact
A man in HCMC was sentenced to seven years in prison for killing his wife in a suicide pact after they ran out of money for her treatment.
Doping casts shadow on Vietnamese sports
For many years, the doping problem has haunted athletes and left a stain on the image of Vietnamese sports.
Top Vietnam dental hospital faces closure due to anesthetic shortage
The National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology in Hanoi, the country’s top facility in the field, is running out of anesthetic and may have to shut down, its doctors said.
Pigs die en masse after getting Vietnam’s home-grown vaccine
At least 100 pigs have died in the central Phu Yen Province within a week of getting a shot of an African swine fever vaccine made by a Vietnamese firm.
Vietnam has 4th highest number of weekly Covid cases worldwide
For the first time in months, Vietnam is among the top four countries with the highest number of recorded Covid-19 cases in a week, the WHO said Wednesday.
Vietnam takes major step forward in recognizing LGBTQ rights
The Health Ministry has instructed doctors to stop treating homosexuality as a disease, and to cease discrimination in medical care.
Vietnam to monitor entrants from countries with monkeypox
The health ministry has asked localities nationwide to monitor foreign entrants from countries with monkeypox as an early response after infections were spotted in the region.
Vietnam records over 136,000 dengue cases in 7 months
Vietnam reported a total of 136,075 cases of dengue fever in the first seven months of this year, tripling the figure of the same period last year, the country’s Ministry of Health said Tuesday.
New Covid wave in Vietnam unlikely
Though the number of daily infections and severe cases keeps rising, experts said it is implausible for Vietnam to experience another Covid-19 wave.