Vietnam’s coronavirus outbreak epicentre Ho Chi Minh City will extend its restrictions, state media reported on Monday, as the capital Hanoi and several provinces sought an easing of curbs and the aviation authority proposed domestic flights resume.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s southern commercial hub, has a death rate from COVID-19 of 4.95%, well above the national average and that of its peers in Southeast Asia.
Vietnam was a Covid success story but the latest lockdown, with people unable to leave the house even for food, is leaving tens of thousands hungry.
HCMC is looking into a “vaccine green pass” scheme that would allow the reopening of businesses and services after Sept. 15, according to the municipal People’s Committee.
The man was sentenced for ‘spreading dangerous infectious disease’ after breaching quarantine rules and passing Covid to at least eight people.
Overwhelmed hospitals and food shortages in Ho Chi Minh City as authorities extend total lockdown.
Vietnam’s capital on Monday extended COVID-19 restrictions for a further two weeks, as authorities launched a plan to test up to 1.5 million people for the coronavirus in higher-risk areas of the capital to contain a climb in infections.
Vietnam is preparing to safely adapt to life amid the pandemic once its vaccination goal is achieved, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said Sunday.
Western nations have an interest in fueling Vietnam’s pandemic recovery, as the EU’s largest trade partner in Southeast Asia. The EU is also eager to get a geopolitical foothold in the Indo-Pacific region.
Vietnam’s coronavirus epicentre Ho Chi Minh City is proposing to emerge from a strict lockdown and resume economic activities from Sept. 15, shifting from its “Zero-COVID-19” strategy to living with the virus, according to a draft proposal.
Hanoi may extend its current social distancing order beyond its intended Sept. 6 deadline amid persistent coronavirus threats, the municipal CDC said Wednesday.
Collaborative governance and facilitative leadership will help Vietnam win its battle against COVID-19.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) on Monday requested airlines to stop selling tickets for domestic flights until further notice.
The Delta variant is causing havoc in Ho Chi Minh City, disrupting business and supply chains of global brands.
Da Nang’s Hai Chau District on Sunday began using drones to monitor residents during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Binh Duong province is the country’s second-largest recipient of accumulated foreign direct investment after nearby Ho Chi Minh City. The government expects 50,000 new cases there in the next fortnight. The government allowed factories in industrial zones to stay open…
With Ho Chi Minh City as its commercial hub, Vietnam vies with China for the status of the world’s factory. But rapidly rising delta infections have hit manufacturing, amid strict lockdowns.
Cuba will supply large quantities of its home-grown COVID-19 vaccine, Abdala, to Vietnam and also transfer the production technology to the Southeast Asian country by the end of the year, the Vietnamese health ministry said on Tuesday.
Vietnam deployed soldiers to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City on Monday to help enforce a strict lockdown in the country’s biggest urban area and the current epicentre of its worst coronavirus outbreak to date.
Vietnam recorded 13,417 new local Covid-19 cases Saturday, the highest single-day tally ever since the pandemic hit the country as its biggest cities tightened restrictions to contain the outbreak.
Vietnam’s government said it is sending troops to Ho Chi Minh City to help deliver food and aid to households as it further tightens restrictions on people’s movements amid a worsening surge of the coronavirus.
Vietnam confirmed that vaccinating foreigners in the country would help it progress toward herd immunity.
Vietnam’s business hub Ho Chi Minh City on Friday announced that its residents will be prohibited from leaving their homes, as the country’s biggest city turns to drastic measures to slow a spiralling rate of coronavirus deaths.
Life expectancy among Hanoians is reduced by 2.49 years on average due to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), a recent study indicates.
Vietnam’s enthusiasm for vaccines cooled in recent days when Ho Chi Minh City authorities began administering Chinese company Sinopharm’s doses, rejected by some of the population.
The number of Covid-19 cases detected within the community has surged in 11 HCMC districts, the municipal People’s Committee stated.