Daily Archives: August 2, 2020

More Vietnamese citizens overseas brought home

Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens from 24 European and African countries were brought home on Sunday, with their flight landing at Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh. The flight was arranged by Vietnamese and French authorities, and

COVID-19 affects 18 million people worldwide

As of Sunday morning, the world recorded more than 18 million COVID-19 infections, with around 688,000 deaths. The US leads the world for the number of COVID-19 infections. Mexico’s health ministry reported a record 9,500 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Localities strengthen measures to fight against COVID-19

 Gia Lai province’s authorities started suspending festivals and many other community activities on Saturday due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The Gia Lai provincial Border Guard Command strengthened border control to crack down on illegal immigrants to prevent COVID-19 importation. Measures

Ministry of Health ready to support Da Nang in the fight against COVID-19

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son on Saturday worked with Da Nang city’s authorities on measures to fight against COVID-19.  The Ministry of Health has set up 4 testing centers in Da Nang, including the Da Nang Centre for

Indonesia urges China to respect UNCLOS

 Indonesia has expressed concern over escalating tensions in the East Sea and urged China to comply with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to settle disputes. During a virtual meeting with her

Vietnamese destinations honoured by Travelers’ Choice Awards 2020

   Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Phu Quoc, and Hoi An in Vietnam have been honoured by Travelers’ Choice Awards 2020 launched by TripAdvisor, the US-based travel planning and booking site. Travelers’ Choice Awards, the most prestigious awards

100,000 blood units collected during 2020 Red Journey campaign

  A blood donation program was held in Hanoi on Sunday marking an end of the 2020 Red Journey campaign. The program took place against a new wave of the COVID-19 epidemic in Vietnam, setting an urgent mission to collect

Fitch revises US’s economic outlook to Negative

Fitch Ratings, one of the world’s major credit-rating companies, has revised its outlook on US’s credit score to negative from stable, citing a deterioration in the country’s public finances and the absence of a credible fiscal consolidation plan in the

Germany suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong, China

Berlin was ending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, China, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday, just several hours after Hong Kong’s decision to push back local elections by a year. The extradition agreement between Germany and Hong

Online national meeting on COVID-19 response convened

 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday chaired an online national meeting on ways to respond to and prevent spread of COVID-19. The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Health to mobilize the most elite forces to help Da Nang city