Vietnam

Vietnam reports record 7,968 Covid cases

Vietnam reports record 7,968 Covid cases published : 24 Jul 2021 at 19:48 A woman wears a protective mask as she exercises on the street amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Hanoi on May 31. (Reuters photo) More than two-thirds of the cases are in Ho Chi Minh City, the ministry said in a statement.After successfully…

Vietnam identifies new Covid strain

A security officer uses hand sanitiser at the Quan Su pagoda in front of an illustration of a masked monk in Hanoi on Wednesday, when Buddhists across the region celebrated Vesak Day. (AFP Photo) Vietnam has discovered a new Covid-19 variant that spreads quickly by air and is a combination of the Indian and British…

Vietnam picks ex-state security official Chinh as new PM

published : 5 Apr 2021 at 18:33 Pham Minh Chinh swears in as Vietnam’s prime minister at an official ceremony in Hanoi on Monday. (VNA via Reuters photo) HANOI: Vietnam’s National Assembly confirmed Pham Minh Chinh, a career security official, as the south east Asian country’s next prime minister at an official ceremony on Monday.The…

2m locked down in Vietnam Covid hotspot

2m locked down in Vietnam Covid hotspot published : 15 Feb 2021 at 18:11 A health worker takes a swab sample from a resident, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Hai Duong province, Vietnam Jan 28, 2021. (Reuters file photo) Two million people in Vietnam will be put under a raft of restrictions starting…