Daily Archives: March 8, 2020

Greece cuts financial aid for refugees

Greece has announced financial assistance to refugees will be cut from the middle of March as Athens is overloaded with the issue. Greece’s minister responsible for immigrants, Notis Mitarakis, said “Any financial aid to refugees will be cut. Refugees ...

Coronavirus updates worldwide

The National Health Commission of China (NHC) on Sunday announced that mainland China recorded 44 more SARS-CoV-2 virus infections and 27 deaths on Saturday.By the end of Saturday, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region had recorded 109 cases, inc...

Passengers entering Vietnam strictly quarantined at Noi Bai International Airport

Vietnam has applied compulsory health declarations for all passengers entering the country since Saturday. Passengers are asked to fill in paper health declaration or electronic version on their mobile phones.The International Health Quarantine Departm...

Vietnam supports disarmament effort

Assistant to Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu has affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy of supporting all efforts to accelerate disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapon, at a recent plenary session of the Conferen...

Russia condemns NATO military drills in Europe

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has condemned the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)'s plan to hold the Defender Europe 2020 exercises in April and May. She emphasized that the plan aims to create a "preemptive attack" near ...

PM orders sufficient goods supply to retailers in Hanoi

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered relevant agencies and food suppliers to provide sufficient goods to supermarkets and shops in Hanoi. He asked the market management forces and functional agencies to strictly deal with the acts of illegal hoa...

PM checks progress of Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway project

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday inspected progress of the Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway construction project, which is being implemented in the form of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT). sIn Cai Lay district, the middle point of the expressway, ...

Hefty fines – a prescription for treating fake news on social media

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 3 signed a decree stipulating sanctions against those spreading fake news and rumors on social media amid a deluge of online misinformation about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in the country.The Decree,...

Vietnamese embassy commemorates Algerian journalists

Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Nguyen Thanh Vinh and representatives of other Vietnamese agencies in the country on March 8 paid floral tribute to 15 Algerian journalists and technicians who died in a plane crash in Vietnam in 1974.The Algerian

Fund set up to support Khmer women of Vietnamese origin

The Khmer-Vietnamese Women’s Association will set up a fund in support of its members who are in difficult circumstances.The Khmer-Vietnamese Association announced the decision allowing the establishment of the fund at a ceremony in Phnom Penh on Marc...