Vietnam Latest News on 29/07/2021

More support mobilised towards COVID-19 prevention and control

29/07/2021 11:36

NDO – A donation programme was launched in Gia Lai Province on July 28 to support the prevention and control of COVID-19 in the locality.

The programme, co-hosted by Fly to Sky Charity Organisation, the provincial Youth Federation, and the youth union of the Vietnam News Agency, features two major activities including presenting medical equipment to health workers who are joining the COVID-19 fight in the province, and providing essential necessities to local people whose livelihoods are being affected by the pandemic.

Previously, the company handed over two dialysis machines, four ventilators and a COVID-19 testing system worth VND12 billion to the Ninh Binh provincial hospital to support the fight against the pandemic in the locality.

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HCM City: 3,851 more COVID-19 patients given all-clear, three intensive care centres set up

29/07/2021 15:14

Additional 3,851 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City on July 28, raising the total number of recoveries in the city to 25,189, according to the city’s Centre for Disease Control (HCDC).

From 6pm on July 28 to 6am on July 29, the city - the country's current largest COVID-19 hotspot - recorded 1,715 new infections, announced by the Health Ministry. The figure brought the city's total count of local cases to 79,367.

Accordingly, Viet Duc Hospital is assigned to be in charge of the ministry’s 500-bed COVID-19 Resuscitation Hospital in Thu Duc District. Bach Mai Hospital is in charge of the Intensive Care Centre at the city’s COVID-19 treatment hospital No. 16 with a scale of 500 beds. Hue Central Hospital is assigned the task of setting up a 500-bed centre at the city’s COVID-19 treatment hospital No. 13./.

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Shares record four-day gains on bank, steel stocks

29/07/2021 20:46

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese shares rose for four straight days on Thursday, bolstered by a significant injection of cash flow into banking and steel stocks, pushing up indices.

The VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) rose 1.29 per cent to close the afternoon trade at 1,293.60 points.

The residential real estate group also slightly rebounded from the end of the morning session. Among the gainers were Hà Đô Group JSC (HDG), Khang Điền House (KDH), Đất Xanh Group (DXG) and Century Land JSC (CRE).

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Nearly 660,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in HCM City

29/07/2021 12:30

NDO/VNA – A batch of 659,900 AstraZenaca COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on July 29, reported the Health Ministry.

It was the sixth batch and the fourth delivery in July under a contract between AstraZeneca Vietnam and the Vietnam Vaccine JSC (VNVC) with the support of the Health Ministry.

Chairman and General Director of the AstraZeneca Vietnam and emerging Asian markets Nitin Kapoor said AstraZeneca Vietnam will continue working with the Health Ministry, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the VNVC to bring more vaccines to Vietnam in the quickest and safest manner.

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Vietnamese, Indian Level-2 Field Hospitals in South Sudan hold joint training

29/07/2021 11:11

Staff of the Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 of Vietnam engaging in the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in South Sudan and their peers from India’s Level-2 Field Hospital have held an online joint training course on medical capacity and COVID-19 prevention and control.

During the two-day event, medical personnel of the two hospitals shared knowledge and experience in COVID-19 prevention and control, and treatment for several common diseases.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Trinh My Hoa said that the training course paves the way for the two sides to expand their cooperation activities and joint projects in the future./.

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Việt Nam offers 12,000 tonnes of rice to Cuba, stresses cooperation on COVID-19 vaccines

29/07/2021 13:57

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính held a reception for Cuban Ambassador Orlando Nicolás Hernández Guillén in Hà Nội on Thursday, during which the host underlined Việt Nam’s great respect for its close-knit friendship with Cuba.

In recent years, Vietnamese and Cuban ministries and sectors have joined hands together to overcome difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, while reinforcing and developing cooperation in all fields, noted the PM.

Following the reception, PM Chính handed over a token representing the gift of 10,000 tonnes of rice from the Party, State and people of Việt Nam to Cuba, and leaders of the Hà Nội Party Committee symbolically presented 2,000 tonnes of rice from Hà Nội to Cuba’s capital city Havana to the Cuban Ambassador. — VNS

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Vietnam Innovation Network in ROK to be launched

29/07/2021 11:28

NDO/VNA - A Vietnam Innovation Network in the Republic of Korea (VINK) is slated to make its debut on July 31, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST).

The agency, part of the Vietnam Innovation Network, is hoped to contribute to promoting innovation activities amongst the Vietnamese community in the East Asian nation and cooperation between Vietnam and the ROK in the field.

It plans to hold five webinars between August and December this year regarding the role of the Vietnamese community in Vietnam-ROK relations, introduction of investment funds for startups, along with procedures for startups to call for investment, and experience and challenges of industrial firms in the ROK, among others.

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Singers perform in HCM City quarantine zones to inspire residents, frontline workers

29/07/2021 18:04

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HCM CITY — Dozens of musicians and artists of HCM City have given special performances to inspire frontline workers and people staying in concentrated quarantine zones and COVID-19 treatment hospitals.

Nguyễn Phi Hùng, a familiar face in volunteer activities for COVID-19 prevention and control, said: “It hurt seeing many doctors and nurses with their hair shaved off so they could care for patients easily. However, their optimistic spirit and efforts help artists like us and people across Việt Nam believe that with love and sharing, we can overcome any difficulty.” — VNS

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Nuts and bolts of HCMC's lockdown - two months or more?

29/07/2021 06:54

The stringent social distancing period in HCMC needs not last for months if it is implemented properly, experts say, but others point out worrisome vagaries and uncertainties. -

HCMC imposed strict social distancing order requiring people not to leave home except for buying food or seeking medical care on July 9 and has announced plans to extend it two one or two more weeks.

Thu Anh suggested that HCMC and other provinces can use civil society more effectively to care for people at the community level. Vietnam already has different associations for labor unions, veterans, women and other groupings that can be used to support affected people in all areas including counselling and providing guidance for infected people and their close contacts to monitor their health status at home. This can help reduce the burden on the healthcare system, she said.

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Vietnam to receive COVID-19 vaccines from UK, Czech Republic

29/07/2021 10:03

NDO/VNA - Vietnam is set to receive COVID-19 vaccine donations from the governments of the UK and the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced.

Earlier on July 26, the Government of the Czech Republic said it will present 250,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Southeast Asian nation.

It also reflects outcomes of the vaccine diplomacy work carried out by the MoFA, the Ministry of Health and relevant agencies of Vietnam under the leadership of high-ranking leaders.

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Da Nang records highest single-day coronavirus tally in new wave

29/07/2021 13:41

Da Nang recorded 50 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday alone, the highest number of recorded infections observed over a 24-hour period since the fourth wave hit the city. -

Of the cases, 10 were detected in the community, one in a locked down area and 39 in quarantine areas, according to the municipal Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

HCMC accounts for most cases, 78,904, followed by Binh Duong with 9,946.

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Vietnam, US military medics to cooperate in Covid-19 prevention

29/07/2021 15:21

The defense ministers of Vietnam and the U.S. have agreed on medical service cooperation in fighting the pandemic at a Thursday meeting in Hanoi. -

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Vietnam’s Minister of National Defense Phan Van Giang have agreed to prioritize military cooperation in certain fields.

During his stay in Vietnam, Austin also met and held talks with President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

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Vietnam backs adding gender issues into anti-terrorism

29/07/2021 11:10

Vietnam has expressed support for all-society approach to national reconciliation and harmony, building an united society resistant to risks of extremism and terrorism.

During the Arria-formula meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York on July 28, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the UN, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy said the UNSC’s resolutions recognise a need to incorporate gender issues into efforts to prevent extremism, deal with conflicts or build peace. Therefore, it is necessary to recognise women’s different roles as well as promote their leadership role in the fight against terrorism.

Participants at the event also highlighted a need to study the issue thoroughly and promote the comprehensive approach to gender issues./.

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Party chief calls for concerted efforts against COVID-19

29/07/2021 19:31

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has delivered an appeal to Vietnamese people at home and overseas to step up COVID-19 prevention and control amid the complicated developments of the pandemic.

In his message, he acknowledged directions made by the Party and State in fighting the epidemic, ensuring people’s living standards and well-being, and boosting socio-economic development, adding that prompt policies have been issued to support people and businesses affected by COVID-19.

He expressed his belief that such will and actions coupled with support from international friends would result in a victory in the fight, contributing to common global efforts for a world of safety, peace, friendship, cooperation, and prosperity./.

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Real estate firms seek to adapt to 'new normal'

29/07/2021 14:00

Despite the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic, the housing market in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi recorded encouraging results in the first half of 2021. -

In the primary market, the number of successful transactions rose by 28 percent in HCMC and 20 percent in Hanoi. In the reported period, more than 7,900 newly-built apartments were sold in Hanoi, 10 percent higher than the same period last year, according to the latest data from CBRE Vietnam.

Many real estate developers are urgently applying digital transformation to adapt to changes in customer behavior. All players in this industry need to meet higher standards as health and safety become paramount in the "new normal".

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Online art auction to raise funds for environmental program

29/07/2021 18:48

An NGO that works in areas affected by climate change will auction over 20 paintings by Vietnamese and foreign artists to raise funds for programs to boost environmental awareness. -

The auction by the Song Foundation will be held in the final week of an online exhibition of the works, 'Story of the River,' which will run through July.

The funds from the auction will be used for a community-based cultural project called ‘River Oi’ that seeks to promote creativity, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, and environmental protection.

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Hanoi reports 26 new COVID-19 cases on July 29

29/07/2021 16:54

Hanoi logged 26 new COVID-19 cases from 6am to 12pm on July 29, including seven ones in the community, according to the municipal Department of Health.

One case was in connection with a pharmacy in Lang Ha street of Dong Da district, while another was linked to a cluster in Hai Ba Trung district.

Two cases were related to Bac Giang province and four with links to a cluster in Tan Mai, Hoang Mai district.

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PM wants to develop comprehensive partnership with US

29/07/2021 19:04

NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh expressed a wish to develop the comprehensive partnership with the US on the basis of mutual benefits, for the sake of peace, stability and development in the region and the world, during his reception in Hanoi on July 29 for visiting US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin.

He welcomed the Defence Secretary's visit to Vietnam, saying that the visit will help promote bilateral defence ties as well as more substantial development of the relationship between the two countries.

Discussing regional and global issues of shared concern, both sides underscored the importance of ensuring peace, freedom, and security of maritime and overflight in the East Sea / South China Sea, settling disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, thus contributing to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

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Nearly 660,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in HCM City

29/07/2021 12:14

A batch of 659,900 AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on July 29, reported the Health Ministry.

It was the sixth batch and the fourth delivery in July under a contract between AstraZeneca Vietnam and the Vietnam Vaccine JSC (VNVC) with the support of the Health Ministry.

Chairman and General Director of the AstraZeneca Vietnam and emerging Asian markets Nitin Kapoor said AstraZeneca Vietnam will continue working with the Health Ministry, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the VNVC to bring more vaccines to Vietnam in the quickest and safest manner./.

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US, Vietnamese defence chiefs stress peaceful resolution of South China Sea issues

29/07/2021 12:15

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Minister of Defence, General Phan Văn Giang, and his US counterpart Lloyd Austin, have underlined the need to respect international law in the South China Sea (known in Việt Nam as the East Sea) during talks in Hà Nội on Thursday.

The two defence chiefs said they are linked by a mutual understanding of the importance of respecting the legal rights of coastal countries, and a belief in the resolution of disputes and conflicts via peaceful means.

"I wanted to make sure one of my first stops in Việt Nam was to the Hỏa Lò Prison in Hà Nội. It is a visible reminder of the cost of war, and why our strong bilateral partnership with Vietnam today is rooted in our shared sacrifice," he said via Twitter. — VNS

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US Secretary of Defence pays official visit to Vietnam

29/07/2021 12:25

NDO/VNA - US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin is on an official visit to Vietnam on July 28 and 29 at the invitation of Vietnamese Minister of National Defence General Phan Van Giang.

After an official welcome ceremony chaired by Gen. Giang on July 29, the two ministers held talks, during which they appreciated the results of bilateral defence cooperation, and said that the cooperation has achieved practical results, that conform to the comprehensive partnership between the two countries, especially in overcoming war consequences, addressing non-traditional security challenges, supporting Vietnam in joining the United Nations peacekeeping missions, and improving the law enforcement at sea and military medicine.

The visit will contribute to strengthening friendship and trust between the people and armies of the two countries, and implementing defence cooperation contents signed between the two defence ministries and agreements reached by the two nations’ high-ranking leaders, thus contributing to the framework of the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership.

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English scores in high school exam reflect regional inequalities

29/07/2021 12:00

This year's national high school graduation exams have revealed an atypical score spectrum in English scores that experts say show education quality differences between urban and rural areas. -

In the 2021 examination held July 7-9, over 871,000 students sat for seven foreign language exams: English, Russian, French, China, German, Korean and Japanese. Almost 99 percent of the students chose English and recorded an average score of 5.84 out of 10.

Several English language proficiency rankings have placed Vietnam in the low-proficiency category, even in the lower spectrum among Southeast Asian countries.

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Germany pledges $170 mln for sustainable growth in Vietnam

29/07/2021 18:42

Germany has pledged around $170 million over the next two years to help Vietnam deploy a model for sustainable development and promote environmental protection. -

The pledge was made after four days (July 20-23) of online discussions on development cooperation, according to a Germany embassy press release issued Thursday.

The focus for the two countries' relations for the next two years would be climate protection, economic integration, climate change adaptation and biodiversity protection. Germany would also assist Vietnam deal with its shortage of skilled workers, help bolster sustainable supply chains and make recommendations on preventing illegal wildlife trade prevention and avoiding zoonotic diseases.

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Vietnam records 2,821 new Covid-19 cases

29/07/2021 06:51

The Health Ministry confirmed 2,821 new Covid-19 community transmissions in 21 localities Thursday morning, sending the ongoing wave's caseload to 119,812. -

Of the new patients, HCMC recorded 1,715, followed by its neighboring provinces of Binh Dương (406), Long An (179), Dong Nai (159), Tay Ninh (139), and Ba Ria - Vung Tau (52).

More than 5.2 million people in the country have received Covid vaccination, including 496,630 fully vaccinated with two shots.

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COVID-19: 2,821 new cases added to national tally on July 29 morning

29/07/2021 09:18

NDO/VNA - Vietnam recorded 2,821 new COVID-19 cases from 7pm on July 28 to 6am on July 29, according to the Ministry of Health.

Ho Chi Minh City, the country's current largest hotspot, documented 1,715 infections, followed by Binh Duong with 406, Long An 179, Dong Nai 159 and Tay Ninh 139.

By 5pm on July 28, Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccine fund had received VND 8.34 trillion (around US$ 364 million) contributed by 488,906 organisations and individuals.

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Indonesia optimistic about reaching carbon neutral goal by 2060

29/07/2021 11:29

Indonesia is optimistic about reaching a net zero emissions target by 2060 or sooner, a senior minister said after the government submitted its updated nationally determined contributions (NDC) to the United Nations earlier this week.

The new net zero emissions target was at least a decade earlier than the 2070 target, President Joko Widodo said in March.

He said the target will be meet firstly through the development of massive new and renewable energy. The last steam power plants (PLTU) will be terminated in 2058 and gas and steam power plants (PLTGU) in 2054./.

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Northern minority village embroidered with charm

29/07/2021 09:16

Hoai Khao Village in the northern province of Cao Bang, surrounded by rice terraces and cool weather, is home to the Dao Tien ethnic minority group, who mainly live on farming. -

Photos by Nguyen Son Tung, Ha Cuong

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Produce stuck on farms as COVID-19 restrictions interrupt supply chains

29/07/2021 06:00

HCM CITY — Farmers are unable to sell their produce while consumers are struggling to buy food in the southern provinces, in a frustrating paradox created by COVID-19 travel restrictions and the closures of both wholesale and retail markets as a result.

Nguyễn Thị Ánh Lan, president of Tương Lai Aquaculture Co-operative, based in Củ Chi District, HCM City said the co-operative could not find buyers for more than 70 tonnes of perch and snake-head fish after the city applied travel restrictions and the closures of most wholesale and retail markets.

It also asked relevant localities to support transport delivery drivers to quickly test for COVID-19 as well as make it easier for drivers and traders to go to villages and communes to buy farm produce. — VNS

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Party chief calls for concerted efforts against COVID-19

29/07/2021 20:40

NDO/VNA – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has delivered an appeal to Vietnamese people at home and overseas to step up COVID-19 prevention and control amid the complicated developments of the pandemic.

In his message, he acknowledged directions made by the Party and State in fighting the epidemic, ensuring people’s living standards and well-being, and boosting socio-economic development, adding that prompt policies have been issued to support people and businesses affected by COVID-19.

He expressed his belief that such will and actions coupled with support from international friends would result in a victory in the fight, contributing to common global efforts for a world of safety, peace, friendship, cooperation, and prosperity.

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Vietnamese, Indian Level-2 Field Hospitals in South Sudan hold joint training

29/07/2021 11:41

NDO/VNA – Staff of the Level-2 Field Hospital No. 3 of Vietnam engaging in the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in South Sudan and their peers from India’s Level-2 Field Hospital have held an online joint training course on medical capacity and COVID-19 prevention and control.

During the two-day event, medical personnel of the two hospitals shared knowledge and experience in COVID-19 prevention and control, and treatment for several common diseases.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Trinh My Hoa said that the training course paves the way for the two sides to expand their cooperation activities and joint projects in the future.

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Strong winds, rains destroy, damage houses in Mekong Delta

29/07/2021 06:00

HCM CITY – Strong winds and rain damaged many houses in the Cửu Long Delta provinces of Hậu Giang, An Giang and Cần Thơ City on Tuesday.

In Cần Thơ, the delta’s major city, strong winds blew off the roofs of 10 houses in Ninh Kiều, Bình Thuỷ, Thốt Nốt, and Cờ Đỏ districts.

In Kiên Giang Province, strong winds and rains injured four people, destroyed 34 houses and blew off roofs of 74 houses. – VNS

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Vietnam Innovation Network in RoK to be launched

29/07/2021 09:50

A Vietnam Innovation Network in the Republic of Korea (VINK) is slated to make its debut on July 31, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST).

The agency, part of the Vietnam Innovation Network, is hoped to contribute to promoting innovation activities amongst the Vietnamese community in the East Asian nation and cooperation between Vietnam and the RoK in the field.

It plans to hold five webinars between August and December this year regarding the role of the Vietnamese community in Vietnam-RoK relations, introduction of investment funds for startups, along with procedures for startups to call for investment, and experience and challenges of industrial firms in the RoK, among others./.

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Apple recruits more Vietnamese staff

29/07/2021 09:55

Apple is recruiting 25 people in Vietnam, mostly for posts pertaining to operations and supply chain. -

Most of the job opportunities had been posted on Apple’s career website this month. On July 23 and 29, the U.S. tech giant posted information for the three posts of new product introduction-operation program manager (NPI OPM).

Early this year, Foxconn signed a $270-million project on producing laptops and tables in Bac Giang. According to many sources, Foxconn’s new facility would assemble iPads and MacBooks for Apple.

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Finnish education programme offers scholarships for Vietnamese high school students

29/07/2021 14:50

Finnish educators are looking forward to welcoming more and more Vietnamese high-school students to study in their country, which is known as the world’s happiest nation and for having high standard of education.

The Finland High School Programme (FHSP), an initiative by Finest Future of Finland, a multi-national consultant company to promoting Finnish high school education in Vietnam and others countries in Asia, is providing hundreds of scholarships for outstanding international students, particularly those from Vietnam for the 2022 intake.

Finland is home to 380 high schools of equally top quality, regardless of the size and location of the school. All students will study with master-certificated teachers using innovative teaching methods, allowing them to have equal growth and gain an entrepreneurial mindset./.

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State President visits pandemic-stricken HCM City

29/07/2021 20:40

NDO/VNA – State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 29 urged Ho Chi Minh City – the country’s biggest COVID-19 hotspot at present - to promote the motto of “fighting the pandemic is like fighting the enemy.”

During his field trip to the southern metropolis, Phuc visited Hoc Mon and Cu Chi districts, and presented each with VND5 billion (US$217,700) and five ventilators raised by donors.

Also on July 29, he visited the medical staff of a temporary hospital for treating COVID-19 patients which was put into operation a day earlier in District 7.

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HCM City considers extending social distancing for one to two weeks

29/07/2021 13:26

HCM CITY — HCM City is considering extending its current social distancing period for one to two weeks as part of an effort to curb the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, Phan Văn Mãi, deputy secretary of the HCM City Party Committee, said at a press meeting on Wednesday.

The current social distancing period under the Government’s Directive No 16 will end on August 1. On that day, the city will assess the COVID-19 outbreak and make a decision on the extension.

Since the portal opened at 6pm on July 22, it has had more than 217,700 coming calls. Many of them have been missed because of the lack of operators. — VNS

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Two Vietnamese companies receive ASEAN awards for occupational safety and health

29/07/2021 09:41

Two Vietnamese companies, namely the Northern Power Corporation of Vietnam (EVNNPC) and the Dau Tieng Rubber Corporation of Vietnam - have been presented ASEAN – Occupational Safety and Health Network (OSHNET) Awards.

They are among 18 enterprises receiving the awards. They were nominated by the labour ministries of ASEAN Member States for their innovations and achievements in promoting safety and health standards at their workplaces.

The ASEAN-OSHNET Awards started in 2016 and has continuously showcased enterprises that have set a high bar for OSH standards. These awards show the commitment of ASEAN to promote closer public-private partnerships in improving OSH in the region./.

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Pedro Castillo sworn in as Peru's new president

29/07/2021 11:47

Pedro Castillo was sworn in on Wednesday as president of Peru during a ceremony in the nation's Congress in Lima, after weeks of uncertainty following defeating a right-wing rival in a hard-fought presidential runoff.

"It is the first time that our country will be governed by a peasant, a person who, like many Peruvians, belongs to the sectors oppressed for so many centuries," Castillo said in his first speech as president.

"I want you to know that you have my word, we will not disappoint you, I will not disappoint you," Castillo said.

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Football: Coach Park Hang-seo returns to Vietnam to prepare for new missions

29/07/2021 09:27

NDO – National team coach Park Hang-seo returned to Vietnam on July 28 from a leave in his hometown to prepare his squads for the two new missions – the final round of the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers.

Park was joined by two countrymen, doctor Choi Ju-young and goalkeeping trainer Kim Hyu-tae, on the flight back to Vietnam. After entry, they will implement concentrated quarantine at a hotel in Hanoi according to the Ministry of Health’s regulations.

Currently, the VFF is carrying out the necessary procedures to enable the two teams to keep with the set reconvening schedule, while developing COVID-19 prevention and control plans to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the training camps.

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Many southern localities propose extending social distancing for one, two weeks

29/07/2021 10:33

Many southern localities have proposed the Prime Minister allow an extension of the imposition of social distancing under the PM's Directive 16 for one or two weeks to better curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at a meeting on July 28 with Deputy Prime Minister and head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Vu Duc Dam, representatives from southern localities also suggested the central level provide medical support to improve the quarantine and treatment capacity when a large number of people return home from pandemic-hit areas.

He also asked ministries, sectors and localities to coordinate closely in the repatriation of people from pandemic-hit areas to ensure absolute safety./.

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Vietnam coronavirus tally in new wave tops 120,000, death toll at 828

29/07/2021 19:36

Vietnam recorded 4,772 new local Covid-19 cases Thursday night, bringing the national coronavirus tally in the new wave to 124,565. -

2,877 of the new cases were recorded in HCMC, while its neighbors Binh Duong recorded 738 cases, Long An 320, Dong Nai 166, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau 133.

Over 5.3 million people have received at least one shot of Covid-19 vaccines, with over 496,000 having been fully vaccinated.

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233 more COVID deaths, 7,594 new infections recorded

29/07/2021 19:24

HÀ NỘI — The Health Ministry on Thursday announced a further 233 deaths related to COVID-19. The pandemic has now claimed 863 lives in Việt Nam.

Of those new deaths, 189 occurred in HCM City from July 24 to 26, 14 deaths in Khánh Hòa Province from July 19 to July 26, 10 in Long An Province from July 25 to 26, eight in Đồng Nai Province from July 23 to 26, six in Bến Tre Province from July 20 to 25, four in Vĩnh Long Province from July 20 to 26 and two in Bình Dương Province from July 20 to 22.

In total, 5,321,09 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Việt Nam to date, with 496,630 people having received the full two shots. — VNS

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Important resolutions passed as first session of 15th National Assembly wraps up

29/07/2021 05:27

HÀ NỘI — A series of important resolutions on State budget expenditure, investment and national target programmes has been approved on the last working day of the first session of the 15th-tenure National Assembly (NA).

At least VNĐ75 trillion will be allocated to the National Target Programme on Sustainable Poverty Reduction in the 2021-2025 period, the NA decided by consensus on Wednesday.

The resolution, endorsed by 95.39 per cent of legislators, approved a proposal by the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court to appoint Nguyễn Văn Dũng, Ngô Tiến Hùng, Nguyễn Biên Thùy and Đào Thị Minh Thủy as justices of the court.

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659,900 more AstraZeneca vaccines doses arrive in HCM City

29/07/2021 13:04

HÀ NỘI — AstraZeneca has delivered an additional 659,900 COVID-19 vaccines doses to HCM City.

This is the sixth shipment of a deal for 30 million doses signed between AstraZeneca Vietnam and the Việt Nam Vaccine Joint Stock Company (VNVC) with support from the Ministry of Health.

5,321,839 doses have been administered in Việt Nam to date, with 496,630 people having received the full two doses. — VNS

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Vietnam receives nearly 700,000 more AstraZeneca vaccine doses

29/07/2021 14:25

659,900 AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrived in HCMC Thursday morning as part of a deal between the firm and VNVC. -

The batch is the sixth in a contract between Vietnam Vaccine JSC (VNVC) and AstraZeneca to purchase 30 million doses. VNVC has so far received 3.8 million AstraZeneca doses.

The country has now received over 14.8 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. Over 5.3 million shots have been given so far, with over 496,000 people having been fully vaccinated.

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US defense secretary visits iconic Vietnam War locations

29/07/2021 22:05

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited Hanoi's Hoa Lo Prison and Truc Bach Lake during his two-day Vietnam visit on Wednesday and Thursday. -

"It's been nearly 55 years since the late Senator John McCain crashed into Truc Bach Lake, before spending the next five-and-a-half years as a POW in Hoa Lo prison. Visiting this marker earlier today was certainly a sobering and humbling experience," Austin tweeted Thursday. The tweet goes with a video showing him placing a bouquet of flowers at the McCain Memorial at Truc Bach Lake.

John McCain’s plane was shot down during a bombing run in 1967. He ejected from his plane and was pulled ashore by locals after landing in the Truc Bach Lake.

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Binh Duong factories find Covid infections despite having workers live on-site

29/07/2021 14:00

Many factories in the southern industrial province of Binh Duong continue to see workers testing positive for Covid-19 despite staying on-site to keep production going. -

Estec Vina at the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) 1 has recorded over 340 cases since July 19, though its workers have been staying in the premises since July 19.

The province has had over 9,500 Covid cases in the latest wave, including 2,000 factory workers.

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Finnish education programme offers scholarships for Vietnamese high school students

29/07/2021 14:24

HÀ NỘI — Finnish educators are looking forward to welcoming more and more Vietnamese high-school students to study in their country, which is known as the world’s happiest nation and for having high standard of education.

The Finland High School Programme (FHSP), an initiative by Finest Future of Finland, a multi-national consultant company to promoting Finnish high school education in Việt Nam and others countries in Asia, is providing hundreds of scholarships for outstanding international students, particularly those from Việt Nam for the 2022 intake.

Finland is home to 380 high schools of equally top quality, regardless of the size and location of the school. All students will study with master-certificated teachers using innovative teaching methods, allowing them to have equal growth and gain an entrepreneurial mindset. — VNS

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Experts joint drafting decree to concretise environmental protection law

29/07/2021 08:08

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is calling for contributions to a draft Government’s decree to concretise a number of articles in the amended Law on Environmental Protection that was approved by the National Assembly last November. The online newspaper Tài nguyên & Môi trường (Natural Resources and Environment) introduced some experts’ opinions.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment received contributions and opinions of many environmentalists, scientists and experts when compiling the amended law on environment protection and the draft decree to concretise some articles in the law.

If strict regulations are imposed, they will limit the participation of this group, which goes against the spirit of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 which advocates for the participation of the entire population in environmental protection. Therefore, we suggest that organisations and individuals need to report to the State management agency about their work and public technical information on environmental monitoring. VNS

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Photo contest launched to honour Vietnamese women

29/07/2021 11:37

NDO – Hanoi City Cultural Centre, under the municipal Department of Culture and Sports, recently launched a photo contest themed ‘Women with family and society’ to honour the beauty of Vietnamese women and raise public awareness on gender equality.

The contest is open to both professional and amateur photographers who are living in Hanoi as well as members of photography clubs in the city.

The awarding and closing ceremony is scheduled to be held on October 20, 2021, as part of the celebration of the 91st founding anniversary of the Vietnam Women's Union (October 20, 1930-2021).

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