Daily Archives: May 9, 2020

Religious activities resume with epidemic preventive measures in place

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Vu Chien Thang, has asked religious clerics to guide rituals as normal but COVID-19 preventive measures must be upheld.  Foreign and overseas Vietnamese religious followers in foreign countries, especially in pandemic zones

EC recommends keeping EU borders closed

The European Commission (EC) said on Friday the EU should keep its external borders closed for another 30 days due to the coronavirus pandemic. EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said restrictions on free movement and internal border controls

Boao Forum for Asia calls for multilateral cooperation against COVID-19

Experts and officials attending an online symposium held by the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) on Friday called for collective efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. Zhang Tao, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said strong global

US urges China to boost goods purchasing as economy recovers

The US Chamber of Commerce on Friday urged Beijing to sharply increase its purchases of US goods as China’s economy recovers from the novel coronavirus outbreak, saying that increased purchases would help both countries and the global economy.  Myron Brilliant,

Europe marks 75th anniversary of Victory Day

Countries across Europe marked the 75th anniversary of Victory Day over Nazi Germany in World War II on Saturday, but the coronavirus outbreak has forced it to scale back celebrations. In a slimmed-down celebration, Putin laid flowers at the Eternal Flame

World leaders congratulates President Putin on Victory Day

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), sent a greeting to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War, the official Korean Central News Agency

Investors eye Vietnam after fast pandemic response

Russia’s website Sputniknews.com on Saturday ran an article in Vietnamese by Elena Nikulina, analyzing Vietnam’s success in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic as well as the country’s first steps to prosperity after fast pandemic response. Canada’s Global News quoted