COVID-19 cases continue rising in Southeast Asia

COVID-19 cases continue rising in Southeast Asia

The numbers of COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Southeast Asian countries on May 25.
Vietnamese, German foreign ministers hold phone talks

Vietnamese, German foreign ministers hold phone talks

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son held phone talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas on May 25, during which he affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to further promoting and deepening the strategic partnership with Germany.
Indian media highlight significance of Vietnam’s general elections

Indian media highlight significance of Vietnam’s general elections

Indian media have spotlighted the significance and Vietnam’s preparations for the upcoming elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and People's Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure on May 23.
Spain to allow all vaccinated travellers in from June 7

Spain to allow all vaccinated travellers in from June 7

Spain will allow all vaccinated travellers to visit the country from June 7, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Friday, as the tourism hotspot aims to revive its virus-battered travel industry.
EU opens global G20 summit with Covid vaccine pledge

EU opens global G20 summit with Covid vaccine pledge

The EU pledged Friday to donate 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries, kicking off a global summit on how to recover from the pandemic -- and avoid a new one.
WHO issues $7 mn emergency appeal for Gaza, West Bank

WHO issues $7 mn emergency appeal for Gaza, West Bank

The UN World Health Organization issued an urgent appeal Thursday for $7 million to pay for a "comprehensive emergency response" in the Palestinian territories amid the conflict with Israel.
EU lawmakers back Covid vaccines patent waiver

EU lawmakers back Covid vaccines patent waiver

The European Parliament has urged the EU to back a push for a temporary waiver of coronavirus vaccine patents, in the face of scepticism from Brussels and key member states.
Australian media hails Vietnam’s response measures in latest COVID-19 wave

Australian media hails Vietnam’s response measures in latest COVID-19 wave

The Vietnamese government’s COVID-19 management systems kicked back into full swing as the number of domestically-transmitted infection has risen quickly these days, according to an article posted on Australia’s devpolicy.org website.
Vietnam proposes UK transfer COVID-19 vaccine production technology

Vietnam proposes UK transfer COVID-19 vaccine production technology

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son on May 19 held phone talks with British Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Raab, during which he suggested that the UK consider the transfer of COVID-19 vaccine production technology to Vietnam.
New COVID-19 infections decrease in Laos, Cambodia

New COVID-19 infections decrease in Laos, Cambodia

The COVID-19 pandemic in Laos has been gradually controlled with new infection cases falling, especially in major cities.
Biden expresses 'grave concern' to Netanyahu, tells Abbas rocket fire must 'cease'

Biden expresses 'grave concern' to Netanyahu, tells Abbas rocket fire must 'cease'

US President Joe Biden expressed his "grave concern" over violence in Israel and Gaza in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday while separately telling Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas that Hamas must "cease firing rockets."
Thailand lowers domestic tourism targets

Thailand lowers domestic tourism targets

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has downgraded its outlook for domestic tourism this year due to the economic downturn and a third wave of COVID-19.
Nepalese media praises Vietnam’s steps to limit COVID-19 impacts

Nepalese media praises Vietnam’s steps to limit COVID-19 impacts

Nepalese newswire peoplesreview.com.np on May 12 ran an article praising Vietnam’s decisive steps to minimise both health and economic outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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