Vietnam approves national programme for development of domestic vaccines

Vietnam approves national programme for development of domestic vaccines

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has approved a national science-technology programme for promoting studies and production of human vaccines by 2030.
Japfa donates medical equipment to field hospital in Binh Phuoc province

Japfa donates medical equipment to field hospital in Binh Phuoc province

Japfa Comfeed Vietnam has just donated medical equipment and devices to the COVID-19 quarantine area and field hospitals at An Loc Plaza in Binh Phuoc.
COVID-19: 3,092 new cases reported on October 14

COVID-19: 3,092 new cases reported on October 14

Vietnam recorded 3,092 cases of COVID-19 on October 14, including 4 imported, a drop of 370 cases compared to the previous day, according to the Ministry of Health.
COVID-19 vaccination now covers children aged 12 - 17: MoH

COVID-19 vaccination now covers children aged 12 - 17: MoH

The COVID-19 vaccination will be expanded to children aged 12 - 17, starting this October in localities with sufficient conditions, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
Unbalanced testing costs sparking ire

Unbalanced testing costs sparking ire

The Ministry of Health is seeking to add COVID-19 test kits to the list of items under price stabilisation to put an end to variation and rocketing prices of testing service charges. However, bolder actions may be required to prevent new problems from cropping up.
Ensuring stricter test kit management

Ensuring stricter test kit management

Varied prices of COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits have been an issue of concern in Vietnam in recent days. Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan talked to VIR’s Hoang Binh about the use of test kits in Vietnam, and future management.
Delivery services get to grips with new driver self-test option

Delivery services get to grips with new driver self-test option

Shippers in Ho Chi Minh City are allowed to take COVID-19 self tests to help them avoid large gatherings while meeting consumption demand.
Drawing out the impact of vital pandemic support

Drawing out the impact of vital pandemic support

Vietnam has introduced two fiscal measures since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resolution No.42/NQ-CP on supporting people was issued in April 2020 and included a support package of VND62 trillion ($2.69 billion) to aid 20 million workers who had lost jobs. A new VND26 trillion ($1.13 billion) support package under Resolution No.68/NQ-CP was announced in July 2021 to help workers affected by lockdowns and social distancing during the most recent wave of infections.
Australia delivers additional 300,000 COVID-19 vaccines

Australia delivers additional 300,000 COVID-19 vaccines

Australia donated 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam through its local embassy on October 6.
Migrant workers most affected by COVID-19 to receive relief from embassies

Migrant workers most affected by COVID-19 to receive relief from embassies

The embassies of New Zealand and Switzerland will fund a $56,520 humanitarian aid project to assist vulnerable migrant workers in Ho Chi Minh City.
Citi Vietnam donates 14 ICU beds to Thong Nhat Hospital  to support COVID-19 treatment

Citi Vietnam donates 14 ICU beds to Thong Nhat Hospital to support COVID-19 treatment

Citi Vietnam contributed nearly $50,000 in the form of medical equipment to Thong Nhat Hospital to facilitate the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
US association calls on President Biden to donate more vaccines to Vietnam

US association calls on President Biden to donate more vaccines to Vietnam

The SFIA has requested President Biden to send more COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam, the second-largest source of sports and fitness products to the US.
Budget direction on the line for NA

Budget direction on the line for NA

With the health crisis sabotaging the economy and causing a dent in the business community’s revenue, the government has suggested a rise in budget deficit to ensure state budget spending, despite a big budget surplus in the year thus far.
Associations seek more insurance-led assistance

Associations seek more insurance-led assistance

Employers and business associations are in need of exemption from some insurance premiums as well as union fees after running out of gas due to the pandemic.
Manufacturers spread thin trying to reach capacity

Manufacturers spread thin trying to reach capacity

Factories are finding it hard to track down enough workers to maintain operations after numerous people left production lines for their hometowns or pivoted into other jobs during the pandemic restrictions.
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