Daily Archives: August 7, 2020

Former Party chief Le Kha Phieu passes away, aged 89

Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Le Kha Phieu passed away on Friday morning in Hanoi after a long illness. He was 89. Born in 1931 in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, Mr. Phieu held many

Vietnam confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases, all linked to Da Nang outbreak

Two people contacting previous infections in Da Nang and a woman visiting Da Nang Hospital had taken Vietnam’s COVID-19 active counts to 348 by Friday morning.  One of the patient is from Thanh Hoa province and the others are from

Vietnam confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases, all linked to Da Nang outbreak

Vietnam has recorded 3 new COVID-19 cases, 2 in Quang Tri and 1 in Thanh Hoa province, the Health Ministry said in its Friday morning update. The 3 cases, which are all linked to the Da Nang outbreak, brought the

Vietnamese citizens brought home from Europe

280 Vietnamese citizens were repatriated from the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, and Czech, on a flight of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on Thursday and Friday. The passengers included children under 18, the elderly, pregnant women, the ill, workers with

U-shaped recovery expected in ASEAN+3: AMRO

A gradual U-shaped recovery is expected for the ASEAN+3 region, according to an updated forecast by ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO). ASEAN+3 consists of ten ASEAN member states, China, Japan and South Korea. Regional growth is expected to slow sharply

Vietnam to continue working with US to deal with common challenges

Vietnam regards the US as one of its leading important partners, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh during a phone talk with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Thursday on the occasion of the 25th

US volunteers teaching English to help boost ties

The US sending Peace Corps Volunteers to teach English in Vietnam will contribute to promoting the comprehensive partnership between the two countries as well as educational cooperation and people-to-people exchanges, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has said. 

Da Nang pilots database on COVID-19 patients

  Da Nang city, Vietnam’s current COVID-19 hotspot, on Friday launched on a pilot scheme a database on COVID-19 patients. The database, available at www.opendata.danang.gov.vn or https://congdulieu.vn, will enable users to access information about COVID-19 patients, links among them, and

Prime Minister orders resolute fight against COVID-19, which approaches peak

  Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday said that Vietnam’s battle against COVID-19 begins to reach its peak and called for more aggressive  measures to defeat the disease.  Addressing a government meeting on Friday, the Prime Minister applauded localities

43 countries, territories ratify UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Three more countries on Thursday completed the procedures to ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons  (TPNW), taking the total number of countries and territories that ratified this document to 43, close to the 50 figure needed for the treaty to