Daily Archives: February 23, 2020

IATA: Virus may slash 29 billion USD from airlines’ revenue

The novel coronavirus outbreak (SARS-CoV-2) threatens to erase 29 billion USD of this year's revenue for global airlines, mostly for Chinese carriers, as travel crashes worldwide, according to the International Air Transport Association.This marks the ...

WHO names novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Official names have been announced for the new coronavirus (previously known as 2019 novel coronavirus) and the disease it causes. The WHO names the new coronavirus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease COVID-19. ...

Vietjet slashes Asian route prices

Budget carrier Vietjet has launched a special promotion offering half price fares throughout Vietnam and international destinations in Asia. Passengers can book tickets until next Saturday using the promotion code "BOOKNOW50" to get the discount, Vietj...

Global death toll by coronavirus rises as Hubei province reports more deaths

The Hubei health authority reported 96 more deaths from the coronavirus in the Chinese province on Saturday, raising the death toll in the outbreak's epicenter to nearly 2,500. Additional 630 cases of infection the same day were also confirmed.

New Chinese study indicates novel coronavirus may not originate from Wuhan’s seafood market

A new study by Chinese researchers indicates the novel coronavirus may have begun human-to-human transmission in late November from a place other than the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan city.The study published on a Chinese open repository for scienti...

Da Nang tourism seeks ways to minimize coronavirus impact

The new coronavirus outbreak has caused significant damage, estimated at 30 million USD, to the tourism industry in Da Nang city, a tourist hub of central Vietnam. Doan Hai Dang, Director of the Da Nang branch of travel firm Vietravel,

Chinese scientists achieve breakthrough in coronavirus vaccine

The Zhejiang provincial Department of Science and Technology announced on Saturday progress in the fight against the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and a breakthrough in studying a related vaccine. Viral antigens have been tested in the first batch of la...

Khanh Hoa ready for coronavirus-free declaration

Khanh Hoa province, home to tourism hotspot Nha Trang, can be declared free of the new coronavirus after recording no new cases for 30 days. One of the first localities in Vietnam affected by the deadly virus, Khanh Hoa

Iran ready to talk with EU to save nuclear deal: Iranian President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran has not closed the door to talks with the European Union on possible ways to save a 2015 landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers following the US's unilateral

Vietnam has not banned flights linking with RoK for COVID 19: official

By now, the Ministry of Transport has not decided to suspend the air routes between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in face of the complicated development of the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID 19)