Daily Archives: June 20, 2020

Total global confirmed COVID-19 cases exceed 8.7 million

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 8.7 million people and killed over 460,000 worldwide, according to worldometers.info.  The US remains the world’s epicenter with nearly 2.3 million infections and over 120,000 deaths, followed by Brazil. On Friday, Egypt recorded

WHO warns world in new, dangerous phase of pandemic

  The coronavirus pandemic has entered a new and dangerous phase as daily COVID-19 cases hit record highs and people are tired of lockdowns, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Friday.  The number of new cases reported Thursday was the

Coronavirus appears in Italy by December, study shows

The coronavirus was already present in two large cities in northern Italy in December last year, over two months before the first case was detected, a national health institute study of waste water has found. Researchers discovered genetic traces of

AI-based Vietnamese-language voice solutions debut

  Vietnamese-language speech-to-text generator VAIS and text-to-speech engine Vbee were launched at a ceremony in Hanoi on Friday. VAIS and Vbee are the two pioneering digital platforms in Vietnam using artificial intelligence to convert speech to text and vice versa,

Vietnam enters day 65 without Covid-19 community transmission

  Vietnam began Saturday morning with no new Covid-19 infection, marking its 65 straight days free of community transmission, according to the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. 94% of Vietnam’s 349 infections have recovered and no deaths

Vietnam, Japan to ease travel restrictions

Vietnam and Japan have agreed to gradually ease travel restrictions between the two countries, according to Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Related measures and procedures will be discussed via diplomatic channels, the Ministry said in a press release on Friday.

Second special flight to repatriate Vietnamese in Australia scheduled for July 3

  National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines plans to fly home Vietnamese citizens stranded in Australia on July 3.  The flight is scheduled to depart from Sydney. The deadline for registration is 5pm, June 22. Further information is available on the