Cop faces probe over drug-fueled bash

Dong said on May 20, he bought eight ecstasy pills and invited his friends to the villa to bid him farewell before embarking on a sentence for a crime he committed prior to the party.

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

Health workers collect samples to test for Covid-19. A one-year-old boy returning to Vietnam on a repatriation flight from Russia has been confirmed as the latest Covid-19 patient in Vietnam – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – A one-year-old boy who returned to Vietnam on a repatriation flight from Russia has been confirmed as the latest Covid-19 […]

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. 

Salt farmers in need of financial support

This time is the peak time for salt harvesting but the atmosphere in many salt evaporation ponds in the province is not very buoyant. Under the sultry heat of May, Mrs. Huynh Thi Nam, a 53-year-old salt farmer in Hamlet 4 in Long Son Commune in Vung Tau City, was shoveling salt to a handcart […]

Son La court sentences 12 in exam cheating scandal

Nguyen Minh Khoa, a Son La police officer; Tran Van Dien, a former officer at the Son La vocational center; Hoang Thi Thanh, former head of Quynh Nhai District’s Farmers’ Association; and Lo Thi Truong, niece of Lo Van Huynh, were given jail terms of eight years and nine years and suspensions lasting three years […]

Mekong Delta provinces discuss post-Covid-19 tourism strategy

The director remarked that a high-speed boat service connecting Can Tho with Con Dao in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and tour services on the Victoria Mekong yacht between Can Tho and Chau Doc will be launched on July 1, in addition to new travel services set to be rolled out in early May at community […]

Vietnam seeks to reopen certain international air routes

Besides effective Covid-19 infection prevention and control protocols, the Government has initiated a number of socioeconomic measures to help the economy recover and enhance its resilience, including improving the business environment, simplifying administrative procedures, developing infrastructure and logistics and boosting trading activities domestically and internationally.

Int’l flight crew, students, experts entering Vietnam should be strictly monitored: experts

Concluding the discussion, the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control asked localities to keep monitoring pilots and crew members serving international flights. They were also asked to closely monitor hotels that were used as centers to quarantine international flight crews, in line with prevailing regulations.

Deforestation continues to rage in Vietnam

Chu Minh Quang, deputy head of Krong Bong Forestry Company’s Segment 2 – who is in charge of the sub-area 1219, said to approach the area, it usually takes guarding forces two days of walking. Therefore, despite regular inspections, it is impossible to stop loggers from chopping down precious fokienia trees.