Deputy PM Minh proposed the next steps for ASEAN based on the ASEAN Chair’s statement, including promoting joint efforts and actions of the ASEAN Community through the transparent sharing of information; smooth and effective coordination among relevant agencies in the ASEAN system and at both national and regional levels as well as international cooperation for the effectively response to and control of the disease. … [Read more...] about ASEAN, China enhance cooperation in response to COVID-19
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Hanoi (VNA) - China and Thailand have pledged to cooperate in their joint fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The commitment was reached during talks between Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai ahead of a special China-ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting on COVID-19 on February 20. Wang said since the outbreak of the epidemic, the Thai Royal Family, government and society have extended a helping hand to China, reflecting the friendship between the people of the two countries. He added that China appreciated the reasonable and appropriate measures taken by Thailand in dealing with the outbreak suggested by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Pramudwinai, for his part, expressed his belief that the February 20 meeting will help cement solidarity and cooperation between ASEAN and China, and contribute to the cause of regional and global public health./. … [Read more...] about China, Thailand cooperate in fight against COVID-19 outbreak
Hanoi (VNA) – Private conglomerate Vingroup has pledged nearly 19.5 billion VND (around 840,000 USD) to fund research projects on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Vingroup Innovation Foundation (VINIF) and Vingroup Big Data Institute (VINBDI) on February 20 signed a sponsorship agreement with the Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No.1 (Vabiotech), National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, and Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health to develop a vaccine, warning system and comprehensive research on the virus. Vabiotech will get 8 billion VND (almost 345,000 USD) for the project on developing COVID-19 vaccine in the laboratory led by Doctor Do Tuan Dat. The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology will receive a grant of nearly 7.5 billion VND (323,000 USD) for the project on the epidemiological characteristics of coronavirus, led by Associate Prof. Dr. Phan Trong Lan. The project to develop a national early warning system for the … [Read more...] about Vingroup pledges 840,000 USD for coronavirus research in Vietnam
Le Bach Quang, who was a member of the Executive Board of the KC.10/16-20 Program on developing modern technologies to serve health care, said that racing against the clock in producing such test kits, units need to be assigned to implement the task. They will not have to follow all of the procedures as currently applied. … [Read more...] about Covid-2019: what can Vietnam’s scientists do?
ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi According to the ASEAN Secretary General, after the issuance of the statement by the ASEAN Chair on ASEAN Common Response to Covid-10 outbreak, that defense ministers of ASEAN countries issued a joint statement on defense cooperation in dealing with the disease has once more demonstrated the solidarity and mutual support among ASEAN countries. He further stressed that the act has shown ASEAN’s support for China and the whole region in ensuring a strong security architecture. … [Read more...] about ASEAN Secretary General speaks highly of Vietnam’s preparations for ADMM Retreat