Hospital related Covid-19 cases take Vietnam total to 179
Five new infections, four of them related to Hanoi’s Bach Mai Hospital, have taken the national Covid-19 tally to 179.
Vietnam Considers Resuming Rice Shipments Amid Virus-driven Stockpiling
Vietnam is now considering when it will resume exporting rice amid the coronavirus pandemic, after first saying Tuesday it was suspending the signing of any new rice contracts. The nation is the world’s third-largest rice exporter.
Việt Nam saves over VNĐ800 million worth of electricity during Earth Hour
Việt Nam saved 436,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to VNĐ812.9 million (US$34,928), for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on March 28 in response to Earth Hour 2020, according to the National Power Dispatch Centre.
— Viet Nam News
Vietnam GDP hits 10-year low in 2020’s first quarter
Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 3.82 per cent in the first quarter of this year – the lowest growth rate posted in the past 10 years – showing the tremendous impact the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is having on the country’s economy.
— The Phnom Penh Post
One of Vietnam’s largest hospitals locked down amid virus fears
Vietnam has locked down one of its largest hospitals and main treatment centres for Covid-19 (coronavirus) after the nation’s biggest cluster of cases was linked to the facility, the government said on Sunday (March 29).
— The Star Online
Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for wind farm in Vietnam
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply 25 of its 4.5-145 turbines for the 113 MW Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm in Vietnam. Expected to be commissioned in 2021, the wind farm will generate enough clean energy to power more than 240,000 Vietnamese households.
Vietnam’s public investment disbursement up in first quarter
Vietnam’s public investment disbursement in the first quarter of 2020 increased by 16.4% compared with the same period in 2019.
China and Vietnam finally ban wildlife trade due to coronavirus
If there can be a bright side to the coronavirus pandemic, which started in a “wet market” in Wuhan that sold live animals in deplorable conditions, it has finally spurred China and Vietnam to ban consumption of wild animals.
— New York Post
Vietnam denies first death due to Covid-19 in the country
Hanoi, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam’s Ministry of Health denied this Saturday rumors on the alleged first fatal Covid-19 case in Vietnam, instead, it announced the discharge of another afflicted patient.
Don’t come home now, Vietnam advises citizens abroad
The Foreign Ministry has advised Vietnamese citizens not to return home at this time as many countries tighten borders over the coronavirus pandemic.
Cambodia, Vietnam to collaborate in combating COVID-19
Cambodia and Vietnam have firmly committed to join hands in fighting the new coronavirus (COVID-19) while maintaining trade activities and easing goods transport along the common border.
— Khmer Times
Vietnam – Japan trade up 8.6% in two months
The General Department of Vietnam Customs has reported that the Vietnam – Japan trade reached US$6.2 billion in the first two months of this year, an 8.6-percent increase from a year earlier.
Vietnam counts Q1 tourism damage inflicted by Covid-19
Vietnam saw first-quarter foreign arrivals plummet as entry was restricted and tourism destinations closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ho Chi Minh City punishes people for not wearing masks in public
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on Friday afternoon issued an official directive on penalizing people for failure to comply with measures to prevent and control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including not wearing face masks in public.
— Vietnam Insider
4 among 5 new Covid-19 cases in Vietnam linked to Bach Mai Hospital, total hits 179
Five new cases of COVID-19 have been announced by the Ministry of Health this morning, bringing the total number of patients in Vietnam to 179.
— Vietnam Insider
Largest hospital in Vietnam locked down after 12 Covid-19 patients found
The hospital of 3,500 beds for inpatients provides checkup and treatment to roughly 10,000 patients per day.
— The Hanoitimes
Vietnam trade surplus set to expand to US$2.8 billion in Q1
Vietnam’s trade turnover is expected to reach US$115.34 billion in the January – March period, down 0.7% year-on-year.
— The Hanoitimes
Covid-19 drives Vietnam’s living cost to 5-year low in March
The CPI increased 5.56% year-on-year in the first quarter, the highest growth rate for a January-March quarter during the 2016 – 2020 period.
— The Hanoitimes
Vietnam automobile companies face gloomy outlook in 2020
Under the growing impacts of the pandemic, market demand is forecast to plunge, while oversupply and the burden of liquidating inventories would lead to lower selling prices.
— The Hanoitimes
Vietnam Embassy in US supports citizens
The Vietnamese Embassy in the US is taking measures to support Vietnamese citizens amid concern about complicated developments of the COVID-19 epidemic in the US and new regulations of many countries, including Vietnam, regarding entry-exit and aviation transport.
Vietnam To Close All Non-essential Services To Curb Coronavirus Spread
Most cases have been recorded in Ho Chi Minh City, most populous city in Vietnam, which was mostly linked with Europe, country suspended international travel.
— Republic World
Good Franchising, Vietnam! A Deep Dive Into one of Asia’s Hottest Growth Markets
My first visit to Vietnam was in November 2008 when international franchises were just starting to appear in the country.
Vietnam gains higher exports to Canada, Mexico partly due to CPTPP
Vietnam has taken full advantage of the CPTPP to gain strong growth in exports to Canada and Mexico, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Vestas secures fourth intertidal wind energy project in Vietnam
Maintaining its successful momentum with 200 MW order intake in Vietnam last year, Vestas has now secured its fourth intertidal project in the country with a 29 MW order with Sigma Engineering Joint Stock Company.
GDP expansion in Vietnam in Q1 at low record
The General Statistics Office of Vietnam said on Friday that the GDP in the country has only expanded 3.82 percent in the starting quarter of the curret year, the lowest rise since 2011.
Vietnam Airlines disinfects aircraft after each flight
Vietnam Airlines has started to spray and sanitise its entire fleet with disinfectant daily upon landing in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, said the airline.
— Business Traveller
Technology solutions sought to develop digital economy in Vietnam
The International Data Group in Vietnam (IDG) and the Radio and Electronics Association of Vietnam jointly held a teleconference named “World Mobile Broadband & ISP 2020” on March 27 aiming to seek technology solutions to boost digital economic development in the country.
Minister calls on people to cooperate with government in COVID-19 fight
Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung has expressed hope that people and businesses will stay calm and work together with the Government in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam to suspend all inbound flights for COVID-19 control
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday agreed to suspend all inbound flights to the country in the next two weeks in an effort to better control the COVID-19 outbreak, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Tourism sector receives warm appreciation of foreigners amid COVID-19
Despite being seriously impacted by the escalation of COVID-19, Vietnam’s tourism sector has seen encouraging signs and gained warm appreciation from foreign visitors who have received treatment and those who had to stay in medical isolation areas in the country.
Suncity Group delays launch of Vietnam IR Hoiana until 2021
Suncity Group has delayed the launch of its Vietnam integrated resort, Hoiana, until 2021 due to disruption caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.
Vietnam’s everlasting power: Unity and Solidarity
Your homeland ask you to stay strong and positive. The will power of our people will not be crumble.
Vietnamese vessel unloads rice in Iligan; city gov’t to buy 20,000 sacks for food packs
A Vietnamese vessel loaded with rice docked at the Philippine Ports Authority in Iligan City at 6:55 a.m. Sunday carrying 4,722.63 metric tons of rice, but it may be the last while the COVID-19 crisis is ongoing as the Vietnamese government last Tuesday announced it wsa temporarily stopping issuing clearance for rice shipments to ensure food security for its own people.
Air quality to improve from late March: VEA
The air quality in Vietnam will improve from the end of March into the following months compared to that in the first months of 2020, the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) has said.
Vietnamese in Algeria urged to strictly follow anti-pandemic regulations
The Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria has asked all Vietnamese citizens to strictly abide by regulations on COVID-19 prevention in the host country since the situation is developing complicatedly.
Vietnam postpones festivals
Tourism officials confirmed at the weekend more festivals and events have been cancelled or postponed in alignment with the government’s directive to reduce public gatherings in the country.
— TTR Weekly
Cashew nut growers feel the pinch as their price plunge
A representative of a cashew growing association has said that market prices for the fruit have dramatically decreased in the last fortnight, blaming border restrictions and a reduction in demand.
— Khmer Times
Vestas Announces Orders Worth 233 MW Across 3 Continents
Vestas has announced four new orders worth a combined 233 MW in wind turbine deliveries in China, US, Poland, and Vietnam.
Ukrainians evacuated from Vietnam try to escape from observation at Boryspil airport
At the Boryspil airport, Ukrainians evacuated from Vietnam tried to escape from the observation and nearly broke the door. This was stated in Telegram channel by journalist Vitaly Glagola.
Ceremony commemorates legendary ancestors of Vietnam
Authorities of the northern province of Phu Tho held a ceremony on March 29 to commemorate the legendary national ancestors of Vietnam, Father Lac Long Quan and Mother Au Co.
The Vietnam – America joint military unit
In May 1945, Lieutenant Dan Phelan parachuted into Tan Trao base camp and joined Viet Minh forces to prepare all work, including the construction of a small field runway to receive Allied aircraft.
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