Vietnam sees 37 new domestic COVID-19 infections in 12 hours

Vietnam sees 37 new domestic COVID-19 infections in 12 hours

Vietnam recorded 37 new cases of COVID-19 community transmission, all in quarantine sites or sealed-off areas, in the 12 hours as of 6am on May 17, raising the national count to 4,212, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said.
Sustaining economic gains amid COVID-19 of first importance: Official

Sustaining economic gains amid COVID-19 of first importance: Official

Keeping the coronavirus at bay and sustaining economic achievements are now of the first importance to the government and the political system, from central to local levels, due to the complexity of the latest COVID-19 outbreak, Minister-Chairman of Government Office Tran Van Son told the monthly Government press conference on May 5.
Expectations for Vietnam’s new path

Expectations for Vietnam’s new path

Vietnam has emerged from a period of reshuffle as it confirmed the shape of its new government, tasked with leading the country out of the coronavirus pandemic and improving on its already-stellar economic performance despite global fluctuations of the pa
Tokyo Olympics flame begins virus-delayed journey across Japan

Tokyo Olympics flame begins virus-delayed journey across Japan

The Tokyo Olympics torch relay got off to a low-key start after a year's coronavirus delay on Thursday, with fans kept away as it embarked on a four-month journey across Japan that will end at the opening ceremony on July 23.
Italy govt approves 32 bn euro package for virus-hit economy

Italy govt approves 32 bn euro package for virus-hit economy

Italy's government approved Friday a 32-billion-euro ($38-billion-dollar) economic relief package for coronavirus-stricken businesses and workers.
Foreign nationals hoping for smooth vaccination process

Foreign nationals hoping for smooth vaccination process 2

With global vaccination programmes for the coronavirus still in their infancy, foreign nationals in Vietnam and other countries are exploring their options when it comes to the chances of receiving a vaccine sometimes this year.
Female scientists set coronavirus research on course

Female scientists set coronavirus research on course

In May last year, amidst the complicated and unpredictable coronavirus pandemic situation, nine female scientists from the Influenza Laboratory of the Virus Department under the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) were honoured with the Kovalevskaia Award for the successful isolation of the new strain of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, making Vietnam one of the first four countries to successfully do so.
Prolonged pandemic issues cloud recovery

Prolonged pandemic issues cloud recovery

Following the new coronavirus outbreaks in a number of localities, Vietnam’s economy could face yet another difficult phase in the early days of the new lunar year as production and services are hindered in several sectors. Nevertheless, economists expect the impact to be less severe compared to the previous year.
15 COVID-19 patients in Quang Ninh declared recovered

15 COVID-19 patients in Quang Ninh declared recovered

A COVID-19 treatment hospital in the northern province of Quang Ninh on February 18 gave the all-clear to three patients who tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus three times.
New vaccine breakthrough lifts global hope against pandemic

New vaccine breakthrough lifts global hope against pandemic

Global hopes of vanquishing the coronavirus pandemic were boosted Monday after a vaccine was found to be nearly 95 percent effective in a trial, bringing much-needed optimism amid surging infections and grueling new restrictions.
Wealth creation amid the coronavirus conundrum

Wealth creation amid the coronavirus conundrum

The increasing spread of COVID-19 has led to major disruptions across all markets, and the International Monetary Fund has said that the economic fallout is worse than that of the 2007/2008 subprime crisis.
Coronavirus: latest global developments

Coronavirus: latest global developments

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:
Changes needed for global banking post-coronavirus

Changes needed for global banking post-coronavirus

Life for many of us has changed beyond recognition compared to just a few months ago – and one of the biggest changes...
Virus-hit Shell says cutting up to 9,000 jobs by 2022

Virus-hit Shell says cutting up to 9,000 jobs by 2022

Energy major Shell unleashed Wednesday a major restructuring to combat plunging oil prices driven by the coronavirus pandemic, warning it will also spark more asset writedowns in the third quarter.
Global coronavirus death toll passes one million

Global coronavirus death toll passes one million

More than one million people have died from the coronavirus, according to an AFP toll, with no let-up in a pandemic that has ravaged the world economy, inflamed diplomatic tensions and upended lives from Indian slums and Brazilian jungles to America's biggest city.
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