As many as 68,184 labourers had lost their jobs or been affected amid the COVID-19 pandemic as many enterprises in Hanoi have been forced to scale down production or temporarily suspended operations, the municipal Confederation of Labour announced on April 1.
"Vietnam shows how you can contain COVID-19 with limited resources" is the title of an article by senior writer Sean Fleming published on the World Economic Forum (WEF) website on March 30.
A range of new policies will come into effect this month, including fines of up to 100 million VND (4,192 USD) for business owners who fail to pay their employees.
The number of COVID-19 cases has amounted to 212 after five more patients were confirmed as of 6am on April 1, according to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
Hundreds of citizens living in Hanoi had their samples taken for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 31 following the capital’s decision to establish 10 quick COVID-19 testing stations close to Bach Mai Hospital, a location that has been hit by a recent major outbreak.
Can Tho, the most populated city in the Mekong Delta region, has achieved outstanding results in developing a project to build a smart city after nearly two years of implementation.
Singapore’s Temasek Foundation International on March 29 presented 10 ventilators to Vietnam in support of its treatment for COVID-19 patients.
Vietnam is fighting some new enemies, who are invisible, elusive, and dangerous. The new virus SARS-CoV-2 and its allies, fear and uncertainty, are making people anxious and mistrustful. But whoever the enemies may be, the Vietnamese people are confident they will ultimately defeat them.
Soldiers of the Chemistry Army and Military Medicine Department under the Ministry of National Defence on March 27 night sprayed disinfectant to sterilize Hanoi's Bach Mai Hospital after cases of COVID-19 infections were linked to it.
Five more persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, raising the number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam to 179 as of 6am on March 29, said the Ministry of Health.
Two of the country’s biggest cities, Hanoi and HCM City, on March 27 issued a number of recommendations on social distancing for its citizens to follow amid growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 28 until at least April 15.
Vietnam’s COVID-19 patient No 33, a UK man, was discharged from Hue Central Hospital, the second branch in Phong Dien district, the central province of Thua Thien – Hue, on March 28 after full recovery.
Following the directions of Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc on COVID-19 prevention and control, General To Lam, Member of the Politburo and Minister of Public Security, requested police agencies and units to list all foreigners and Vietnamese citizens who entered Vietnam from March 7 to 24.
Vietnamese people living abroad have been advised to stay calm, practice social distancing and exercise preventive measures against the COVID-19, an official told the Vietnam News Agency on March 25.
Donations for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief efforts received by the Vietnam Fatherland Font (VFF) Central Committee exceeded 125 billion VND (5.27 million USD) on March 24 alone, according to VFF President Tran Thanh Man.
A pair of trains that run daily between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be suspended as from March 26 due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, Hanoi Railway Transport JSC has announced.
The Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi officially put into operation a disinfection chamber at the airport’s operation center on March 24 as an effort to curb the spreading of the COVID-19 epidemic.
As of March 23, 15 hotels in Hanoi had registered to serve as quarantine places for suspected COVID-19 cases, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.
The first free hand-washing station among the total 100 nationwide was placed at the Ly Thai To statue park in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi on March 23, as part of the anti-COVID-19 programme “For a healthy Vietnam”.
Three more people on March 23 tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that caused the acute respiratory disease (COVID-19), raising the total number of infection cases in Vietnam to 121.