Daily Archives: May 4, 2020

Junshi Biosciences and Lilly to Co-develop Antibody Therapies for the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19

SHANGHAI and INDIANAPOLIS, May 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Junshi Biosciences (HKEX: 1877) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today they have entered into an agreement to co-develop therapeutic antibodies for the potential prevention and treatment of COVID-19,

Vietnam begins testing COVID-19 vaccine on mice

 A group of Vietnamese and British scientists have begun first-phase testing of a vaccine on mice at a lab of the Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No.1 (VABIOTECH).  Test results are due in the next 2-3 weeks to assess

17,800 business resume operation by end of April

  17,800 business resumed their operation by the end of April, said the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.  More than 3,800 businesses returned to their normal operation in April, 11% higher than in March. The Office said more than 37,000 businesses

Vietnam begins testing COVID-19 vaccine on mice

  An experimental COVID-19 vaccine is being tested on mice, the Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No.1 (VABIOTECH) said on Sunday. Test results are due in the next 2 to 3 weeks to assess the vaccine’s safety and ability to

US cuts anti-dumping taxes on Vietnamese catfish products

  The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has lowered anti-dumping duties on tra and basa fish products from Vietnam.  Anti-dumping taxes on Vietnamese products have been set at 0.15 USD per kilo, equivalent to 3.8% of the export price and much

Pentagon warns Taliban of ‘responses’ if violence continues in Afghanistan

  The US military in Afghanistan has warned the Taliban against continuing violence, saying further attacks would lead to “responses.”  US Forces-Afghanistan spokesperson Colonel Sonny Leggett wrote in a letter to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid that all sides must return to

Trump relaunches campaign with vaccine promise

  US President Donald Trump relaunched his election campaign on Sunday, with a live television event inside the iconic Lincoln Memorial, promising a coronavirus vaccine and urging Americans to put the pandemic behind them to embrace an “incredible” future.  During the

UN Command investigates gunfire in border of two Koreas

  The US-led United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission has launched an investigation into North Korea’s recent shooting of a South Korean guard post on the inter-Korean border.  A UNC representative said on Monday that the commission, which enforces the Korean

UNICEF supports clean water programmes in Vietnam

UNICEF in Vietnam will continue to support the country’s Government to bring water, sanitation and hygiene programmes at scale in schools, according to a statement by the office on the occasion of the World Hand Hygiene Day (May 5). This

Hanoi serves over 28,000 visitors during 4-day holiday

Only 28,473 visited Hanoi during the four-day holiday on the occasion of the National Reunification Day and May Day holiday (April 30 – May 3), dropping nearly 92 percent compared to the same period last year due to impact from