Daily Archives: May 13, 2020

Hau Giang Marathon 2020 slated for August

An international marathon is scheduled to take place in the Mekong delta province of Hau Giang in late August with runners from Vietnam and abroad. 1,000 athletes have registered so far for the 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km races. The

Covid-19: US remains hardest-hit

The total number of Covid-19 cases has reached 4.3 million globally, with deaths exceeding 288,000 and 1.5 million patients recovered, according to worldometers.info. The US has been the hardest-hit country, with 1.3 million cases and 82,000 deaths. The White House

Vietnam cuts interest rates to mitigate coronavirus impact

Vietnam cut its interest rates on Wednesday as it seeks to boost growth amid the coronavirus pandemic. The State Bank of Vietnam reduced the refinancing rate from 5 percent to 4.5 percent. The dong deposit rate cap for terms of

China still committed to Phase 1 of trade deal with the US

China will comply with phase one of the trade deal signed with the US and will honor its commitment to purchase more American goods, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Reuters said on Tuesday.  According to Beijing officials, if both sides act

Australia’s ABC News applauds Vietnam’s quick, decisive response to COVID-19

Australia’s ABC News website on Wednesday posted an article entitled “How has Vietnam, a developing nation in South-East Asia, done so well to combat coronavirus?” The paper said despite sharing a border spanning more than 1,400 kilometres with China, Vietnam has

Vietnamese company donates rice to Cuban frontline medical staff

Viglacera Corporation’s Deputy General Director Tran Ngoc Anh on Wednesday handed over a donation of 100 tones of rice to Cuba’s frontline medical staff who are combating COVID-19.  Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera received the donation at a ceremony

Hanoi’s tourism attractions reopen from May 14

Hanoi’s tourism attractions and relic sites will reopen from Thursday after the temporary closure due to COVID-19. Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple, and Hoa Lo Prison will again receive guests. An official from the Temple of Literature said all

Literature-art awards promote studying and following Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, morality, and style

An award ceremony for literature, arts and press works on studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, morality, and style was held in Hanoi on Wednesday by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communications and Education. The award ceremony

Vietnamese businesses stimulate domestic consumption

As Vietnam is rebooting its economy as the Covid-19 epidemic subsides, the domestic market of nearly 100 million people is seen as a huge potential to rescue businesses. The garments and textiles sector’s export revenue in April declined 20% compared

QuangNinh launches tourism promotion campaign

The Department of Tourism together with the Tourism Association of the northeastern province of QuangNinh launched the 2020 tourism promotion campaign on May 13, drawing 300 representatives of companies in operating the sector. At the event, local firms put forward