Category Archives: Health

COVID-19 nears 20 million cases worldwide

  More than 19.8 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19, and nearly 730,000 have died while 12.7 million patients have recovered as of Sunday. The US, Brazil, and India remain the hardest-hit countries with high rate of infection

COVID-19 continues to spread, Hanoi focuses on contact tracing, testing

As the  COVID-19 epidemic is evolving more complicated, Hanoi authority has focused on tracking and testing people who are believed to have had contact with COVID-19 patients. At a meeting on Sunday, the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control of

PM orders localities to prepare sufficient materials for COVID-19 tests

Pandemic-hit localities must ensure sufficient reserves of materials for timely COVID-19 tests, Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc ordered at a recent meeting of the permanent cabinet members on the fight against the pandemic.   The government leader spoke highly of the

Traffic safety must be ensured in face of COVID-19: PM Phuc

Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc has ordered relevant ministries, authorities and heads of the provincial and centrally-run cities to exert efforts so as to ensure traffic safety in face of the raging COVID-19 pandemic.   In a document, the leader ordered

Online concert to raise funds for doctors in COVID-19 fight

More than 60 Vietnamese singers, composers and theatre artists at home and abroad will take part in a livestream concert on YouTube to raise funds to support doctors and frontline workers in Da Nang and Quang Nam province in the

Vietnam confirms five new COVID-19 cases

 Vietnam on Saturday morning recorded five more COVID-19 cases including including three local infections traced to the outbreak epicenter in the central city of Da Nang and two imported cases, said the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Vietnam Embassy in US presents 10,000 face masks to Maryland

   The Vietnamese Embassy in the US on Friday presented 10,000 face masks to the US state of Maryland to help the local government deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc handed over the gifts to representatives of

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

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 or, will enable users to access information about COVID-19 patients, links among them, and