BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 30

According to the NA-assigned targets, Vietnam’s GDP growth rate in 2020 will be 6.8% while inflation will be kept below 4%. However, the unexpected outbreak of COVID-19 in more than 200 countries around the world has made this goal a major challenge which, as assessed by the Government, is difficult to be achieved. Given that […]

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./.

Deforestation continues to rage in Vietnam

Le Van Long, head of Krong Bong District People’s Committee, said to encourage people in Yang Mao, Cư Đrăm and Cư Pui communes outside of the forest not to trespass and exploit wood, local authorities have implemented assistance programmes to help them start businesses and earn sustainable livelihoods.

International tourists down nearly 50 percent

Hanoi (VNA) – The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 48.8 percent decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam in the first five months of the year, with the total standing at 3.73 million. The General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on May 29 that 72.9 percent of foreign tourists in the period were from Asia, […]

One-year-old boy from Russia becomes Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patient

The country’s most seriously ill Covid-19 patient, a British man known as “patient 91” that works as a pilot for national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, had been transferred from the HCMC Hospital of Tropical Diseases to Cho Ray Hospital last week after he was announced Covid-19 free.

Toddler returning from Russia is Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patient

The country’s most seriously ill Covid-19 patient, a British man who works as a pilot for national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, was transferred from the HCMC Hospital of Tropical Diseases to Cho Ray Hospital last week after he was announced Covid-19 free.

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).

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

Doctors from Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 5, where the patient was recently transferred to after being announced free of the coronavirus, told the conference he had regained 40 percent of his lung function, up from 30 percent and 10 percent reported in the last two consultations. 

Baby boy returning from Russia is country’s latest Covid-19 case

On May 28, after his fourth test conducted at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Hai Duong Province, his sample came out positive for the virus. On May 29, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi confirmed that his sample had tested positive once again.

COVID-19: Another imported case confirmed, total hits 328

At a recent meeting of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long warned about a high risk of virus infection in Vietnam as the country is receiving foreign specialists and highly skilled workers, as well as Vietnamese nationals repatriated from epidemic hit countries.