British pilot, Vietnam’s sickest COVID-19 patient, might not need lung transplant as health improves: doctors

A British pilot who is Vietnam’s most critically ill coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient has exhibited health improvement and may not need a lung transplant, previously believed to be the only viable option to save his life, after all, doctors said Friday.

Nine jailed in northern Vietnam over high school exam fraud

Yen, who was accused of playing a main role in the case, also denied culpability. While the prosecution said his actions had allowed subordinates to carry out their illegal acts, he said their confessions and details of the accusations against him were “inaccurate.” He denied having created opportunities for his subordinates to alter the exam […]

12 people handed sentences in Vietnam’s Son La Province for roles in national exam cheating scandal

Lo Van Huynh, former head of the Son La Department of Education and Training’s division for examination and educational quality management, is present at a court for test-score manipulation in the 2018 National High School Exam in Son La Province, Vietnam, May 29, 2020. Photo: Danh Trong / Tuoi Tre The court also handed down […]

Starbucks closes seven Hanoi stores over contaminated water

A customer service agent said Friday that the closed stores are located in Cau Giay, Ha Dong and Nam Tu Liem districts, all of which use water that comes from the Da River in Hoa Binh Province. No reopening date has been set.

Education officials jailed in exam cheating scandal in Son La

Three of the defendants were found guilty of “receiving bribes” and “abusing their position and power while performing duties’, including Nguyen Thi Hong Nga, former specialist at the division for examination and educational quality management who was given 19 years and six months in jail. The rest were given the punishment for “abusing their position […]

Despite good harvest, salt farmers battered by low prices

Low selling price Bac Lieu Province has two districts engaged in the salt farming industry, namely Dong Hai and Hoa Binh. Ben Tre has Ba Tri District with more than 1,020 hereditary salt-farming households in four communes, consisting of Bao Thuan, Bao Thanh, Tan Thuy, and An Thuy, with a total area of 850 hectares. […]

Novaland Expo: Raising the bar with leading brands

Notably, the participants will receive useful advice relevant to the design, execution, and purchase of smart interior-exterior solutions in the 4.0 age from Galaxycons; as well as get hands-on experience with Hafele – a well-known German interior brand; with Daikin, Panasonic and LG – leading electrical cryogenic brands; or with Fitin – an e-commerce website […]

Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 30

On the same day, the Health and Sports Ministry of Myanmar lifted the restriction of gathering of five or more persons under certain conditions. It also announced removing the restriction on four out of 10 townships in Yangon which have been put under the government’s stay-at-home orders./.

British pilot with SARS-CoV-2 depends less on ECMO machine

On May 29, at the Vietnam Telemedicine Centre for COVID-19 Outbreak Control, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son had held a meeting with the doctors to discuss the patient’s situation who is currently being treated at Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City. He has woken up from a coma, can cough harder and move […]

Tourism revenue reaches VND8,300 billion in the first five months

The General Statistics Office (GSO) announced that Asian travelers that accounted for 72.9 percent came from main markets with a sharp fall, such as China (down 57.2 percent), the Republic of Korea (53.4 percent), Japan (48.2 percent), China’s Taiwan (46.1 percent), Thailand (41.5 percent), Malaysia (53.9 percent).