Monthly Archives: January 2021

SARS-CoV-2 variant found in South Africa detected in imported patient

  Scientists from the National Institute of Hygiene And Epidemiology have found a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus on a COVID-19 patient entering Vietnam from South Africa, who has been quarantined right upon arrival and receiving treatment at the National Hospital

Vietnam to continue reaping successs in external relations: Russian expert

  Despite challenges from complicated regional geo-political situation, Vietnam will continue to successfully implement the policy of diversification and multilateralisation of its external relations and maintain its sound relations with neighbouring countries and partners, Dr. Evgeny Vlasov, Deputy Vice-President for International

Nguyen Phu Trong re-elected Party General Secretary

    The 13th Party Central Committee convened its first plenum in Hanoi on Sunday. The meeting elected the Party Politburo.  Nguyen Phu Trong was re-elected the General Secretary of the 13th Party Central Committee.  The Party Secretariat comprises of some members

UK to apply to join CPTPP

Britain will apply to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a massive 11-nation free-trade bloc of Asia-Pacific countries, it announced Saturday International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will speak to officials in Japan and New Zealand on Monday to formally

UK foreign minister reassured EU will not block vaccine supplies

  Britain’s foreign minister Dominic Raab said Saturday the EU has reassured him that it will not disrupt COVID-19 vaccine supplies to the UK. The statement was made after what Raab described as a “constructive conversation” with European Commission Vice President

COVID-19: 103 million infections worldwide

  According to, as of Sunday morning, the world has recorded more than 103 million COVID-19 cases and more than 2.2 million deaths. Nearly 75 million patients have recovered while more than 108,000 are in critical conditions. The epidemic’s

Terrorist attack in northern Syria kills 6, injures 29

  At least 6 civilians, including 3 children, were killed and 29 injured after a bomb went off in Afrin town, Syria on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rightsreported, adding that casualties may increase.  Turkish Anadolu news agency said no

Localities strengthen COVID-19 prevention and control

  Over the past two days, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh provinces in northern Vietnam and other localities have been actively tracing and quarantining COVID-19 infections. Hai Duong province’s two field hospitals have received 153 patients, and another hospital is about

Vietnam confirms 14 new COVID-19 infections

 Vietnam reported 14 new COVID-19 community infections from 6 p.m Saturday to 6 a.m Sunday, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. They include one case in Bac Ninh, two in Hoa Binh, two in Gia

Vietnamese people expect outstanding leadership of new Party Central Committee

  Party members and people from ethnic communities in northwest Vietnam are pinning a high hope on the newly elected 13th-Party Central Committee. Nguyen Van Dung of Son La city said he believes the elected cadres are ethical, competent, and