Hanoi (VNA) – GAVI, an international organisation that works to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children in the world's poorest countries, has published an article on its website gavi.org, highlighting the four ways Vietnam has managed to control the COVID-19 pandemic. It said on May 25 that while the healthcare systems of some wealthier countries have come close to collapsing under the strain of COVID-19, Vietnam was quick to respond and remains in control. With a population of over 97 million, Vietnam has experience in responding to outbreaks of other infectious diseases including SARS, MERS, measles and dengue. The article said in the case of the novel coronavirus, Vietnam relied on four relatively cost-effective solutions to combat the virus, including strategic testing, contact tracing through apps and effective public communication campaigns. As well as these, it implemented the social distancing policy from April 1-22. When the first reports of … [Read more...] about GAVI lauds Vietnam’s ways to control COVID-19
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The best evidence for the efforts to revive the country’s domestic tourism market is the fact that many participants in the tourism service supply chain have shared their difficulties and cooperated to create products with a high degree of competitiveness both in terms of quality and price. A series of provinces and cities, which are major destinations in the country, have applied a free admission policy and discounted sightseeing fees by 20-50% for visitors to famous landscapes and entertainment areas. Many accommodation establishments around the country simultaneously reduced the prices of room rates and services. The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, in collaboration with the VTA, has deployed the programme “Vietnamese tourism – bright destination”. The airline has also cooperated with prestigious travel companies, such as Hanoitourist, Saigontourist, Vietrantour, Vietravel and Hanoi Redtours, to offer tours with special discounts of up to 40% for … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 28
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dac Phu, former head of the General Department of Preventive Medicine, also said that relevant ministries and localities must strictly follow regulations relating to epidemic prevention by quarantining all international crew members, experts, and overseas students who enter the country, in accordance to current regulations. … [Read more...] about Vietnam yet to reopen int’l tourism market to avoid infection risk
New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Wendy Matthews. (Photo: New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Wendy Matthews: As Chair of ASEAN 2020, Vietnam has been active in uniting the bloc's state members to effective respond to the COVID-19 thanks to the foundation of a common funding against the pandemic. This is a great step for Vietnam in particular and for the whole region. … [Read more...] about What foreign ambassadors say about Vietnam’s coronavirus fight?
Local administrations have therefore been requested to establish working groups, with technical staff being sent to outbreak areas in order to handle and prevent epidemics from spreading further, in addition to controlling the transportation and trade of pigs in both farms and slaughterhouses. … [Read more...] about African swine fever recurs in 20 localities nationwide