Daily Archives: May 5, 2020

PM orders rapid resumption of socio-economic activities

Resuming and expanding socio-economic activities is an urgent task for Vietnam and its people, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a regular cabinet meeting in Hanoi on Tuesday. Mr. Phuc noted that global economic growth was negative from January-April

UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor features investment policies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Countries are putting in place a variety of investment policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a special issue of Investment Policy Monitor released at the UN Conference on Trade and Development on Monday. Such policies include facilitation

Vietnam calls for stronger Non-Aligned Movement cooperation to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to step up cooperation and share experience at all levels and in all spheres during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Phuc, speaking at an online NAM

50th anniversary of Kent State protest against war in Vietnam

Images of Kent State university students protesting the war in Vietnam were posted all over social media on Monday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the event. On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard open fired on a group of

Tourism activities resume in Vietnam

Tourism activities at tourist destinations in QuangNinh province resumed on May 1 after more than a month of suspension to discourage the spread of COVID-19. Provincial authorities have reopened Ha Long Bay tours, the Yen Tu historic relic, the Quang

6.5 million USD raised in HCM City to support COVID-19 fight

7,000 collectives and individuals have donated more than 6.5 million USD to Ho Chi Minh City’s COVID-19 prevention and control fund, according to the city’s Vietnam Fatherland Front chapter on Monday.  Another million has been raised to support residents affected

Vietnam seizes opportunity to export face masks

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) collaborated with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to host an online conference Monday on garment and textile exports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conference participants discussed regulations governing face masks and other medical

Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 community infections for 19 days

For 19 consecutive days Vietnam has recorded no new infections of the novel coronavirus in the community, according to the Ministry of Health.  One infected person arrived in Vietnam during that period to raise the cases to 271, 221 of

Putlizer awards Anchorage Daily News, ProPublica for sexual violence investigation in Alaska

Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica received this year’s Pulitzer Prize for public service for their collaborative investigation into sexual violence in Alaska. The public service category is often considered the most prestigious in journalism Pulitzer Prizes. The New York Times

Vietnam reports 11 more recovered COVID-19 patients

Eleven COVID-19 patients including two that relapsed and one seriously infected case were discharged from the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on Tuesday, taking Vietnam’s tally of recoveries to 232. As of Tuesday morning, Vietnam had entered the 19th day without