Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

UN urges nations to protect the most vulnerable during COVID-19 pandemic

A UN expert urged governments around the world to increase protection for those most vulnerable to exploitation.  Inaction could lead to a sharp rise in the number of people pushed into slavery because of the COVID-19 crisis, whose severe economic

Vietnam Airlines to resume flights to Cambodia

Vietnam and other regional airlines have begun to resume flights to Cambodia’s international airports this month under strict biosecurity guidelines. Tran Minh Hoan, Director of Vietnam Airlines in Cambodia, said flights between the two countries will be reopened in July

China launches new Long March-5B rocket

China announced Tuesday that it has successfully launched a new Long March-5B rocket into space, inaugurating the “third step” of China’s manned space program, which is to construct a space station. The rocket blasted off from the Wenchang Space Launch

Dutch scientists discover antibody potential to fight COVID-19

Scientists in the Utrecht University and Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands have found an antibody potentially capable of preventing the disease caused by the new coronavirus. According to a report posted on science magazine Nature Communications, the newly found

Deputy PM extends congratulations on Buddha’s birthday

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on Wednesday visited and congratulated the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, monks, nuns, and followers on the Buddha’s 2564th birthday. He said Buddha’s birthday, which falls on May 7 this year, is not only an important

Prime Minister’s video-conference with businesses due on May 9

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday met with leaders of ministries and sectors to discuss preparations for an upcoming video-conference with businesses scheduled on Saturday.  The conference, which will involve 900,000 participants, will seek ways to remove difficulties, boost

Exhibition about President Ho Chi Minh opens in Hanoi

An exhibition entitled “President Ho Chi Minh – Great leader of the Communist Party and people of Vietnam, Ambassador of peace and friendship of people worldwide” opened in Hanoi on Wednesday to mark his 130th birthday, May 19.  On display are nearly 250

Vietnam records trade surplus with India in Q1

Vietnam ran a trade surplus of 343 million USD with India in the first quarter of this year, according to statistics released by the General Department of Vietnam Customs. Two-way trade between the two countries hit 2.345 billion USD, with

Ministry extends period selecting prestigious exporters 2019

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has extended the period of selecting prestigious exporters for 2019 until May 30, one month later than the schedule of April 30 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry has announced

Vietnam prioritises developing domestic market

Vietnam is giving priority to developing the domestic market as the risk of COVID-19 gradually falls, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong said at a press conference after the regular Government meeting on May 5. Phuong said