Daily Archives: March 9, 2020

Virus vaccine still at least one year away

The new coronavirus vaccine is still at least one year away, according to Chairwoman Jane Halton of Australia’s Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).The APP quoted the Chairwoman on Monday as saying that nearly 2 billion USD are neede...

Thua Thien-Hue declares its first Covid-19 patient

Thua Thien-Hue province reported its first Covid-19 patient on Sunday. The patient is a UK citizen, 64 years old, who was on flight VN0054 from London to Hanoi last Monday.After entering Vietnam, she stayed in Hanoi for 3 nights, traveled

Medical records made for all Ha Long residents as coronavirus spreads

All residents of Ha Long City in Quang Ninh province need to fill out health declaration forms starting Monday.It has been confirmed that dozens of passengers on the same flight with Hanoi’s first Covid-19 patient subsequently traveled to Ha Long.

Bomb-making materials seized by Hong Kong police

A "bomb-making factory" in Hong Kong that held 2.6 tons of chemicals was raided by police on Sunday and 17 people were arrested for plotting to force the city to close its border with mainland China. Three half-completed bombs, each

Vietnam-Malaysia World Cup qualifier match postponed

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that all World Cup 2022 qualifiers during March and June are to be delayed due to fears about the COVID-19 outbreak, with all matches now set to take place during October and

Facebook to ban face mask ads amid Covid-19 outbreak

Facebook has announced they are temporarily banning advertisements for medical face masks as part of an effort to prevent use of its platform to exploit public concerns about the new coronavirus.The ban covers advertisements on the social media platfor...

North Korea fires 3 short-range projectiles toward East Sea

North Korea fired three short-range projectiles into the East Sea on Monday for the second time in a week in what was believed to be part of a joint strike exercise, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.The projectiles

Aviation sector strives to navigate COVID-19 outbreak

Airlines in Vietnam are looking at ways to overcome the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak after seeing declining passenger numbers.Double-digit declinesThe Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) reported that airports in the country served nearly 8....

Dak Lak celebrates 45th liberation anniversary

More than 200 documents, photos and objects, including the Nguyen Dynasty’s UNESCO-recognised wood blocks, on the development of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak through different periods are being displayed at an exhibition in its Buon Ma Th...

Worship of National Mother in Vinh Phuc recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

The worship of Tay Thien National Mother in Tam Dao district, northern Vinh Phuc province, has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage.The locality held a ceremony on March 8 to announce the decision by the Ministry of