Daily Archives: February 20, 2021

COVID-19: Vietnam reports no new cases February 20 morning, youngest patient recovers

No new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Vietnam on Saturday morning. The country has confirmed 2,362 cases, of which 1,627 have been given the all-clear, and 35 have died.   Since the latest COVID-19 wave hit Vietnam on January

PM pushes up 1 billion tree initiative

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday attended the launch of a tree-planting festival in the south-central province of Phu Yen, in response to a program to plant 1 billion trees in the next 5 years.   Prime Minister Phuc

State funeral to be held for former Deputy PM Truong Vinh Trong

A state funeral will be held for former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong, who passed away on Friday at the age of 79 due to ailment and old age, according to a special announcement by the Central Committee of

G7 countries commit 7.5 billion USD to Covax vaccine funding

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Friday, called on major G20 economies including the US, China and India to set up an emergency taskforce to at least double global manufacturing capacity including through sharing

Trade Ministry calls US’s removal of anti-dumping duties on Minh Phu frozen shrimp fair decision

The US’s decision not to impose anti-dumping tariffs on frozen shrimp products of the Minh Phu Seafood JSC exported to the US is objective and fair, said the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. According to the ministry, the US

Facebook resumes talks with Australia after blocking news content

Australian authorities and Facebook had an important discussion on Friday, one day after the social media giant said it was no longer going to allow publishers and Australian users to share and view news content on its site.   The

World powers send warships to East Sea

The French navy said an amphibious assault ship the Tonnere and the frigate Surcouf left their home port of Toulon on Friday and traveled to the Pacific on a three-month mission.   The website Naval News reported that the ships

US rejoins Paris climate accord

The US on Friday officially rejoined the Paris Agreement after it left at the behest of former President Donald Trump. US President Joe Biden emphasized that dealing with the climate crisis is one of his highest priorities.   Hours after