Vietnam donates half million face masks to five European countries crippled by Covid-19
In the spirit of mutual support during hardship, the Vietnamese government has decided to make the donation to the five countries to aid their anti-pandemic efforts.
Covid-19: Firms in Vietnam may lay off 2- 3 million workers in Q2
From January 1 – March 26, over 153,000 people filed claims for unemployment benefits.
Vietnam ministry proposes quarantining all foreign diplomats, experts upon entry
Until now foreign diplomats and experts are not subject to Vietnam's precautionary measures against the virus.
Vietnam advised to continue mass coronavirus testing
Testing at a larger scale will enable the country to better assess the Covid-19 situation.
Vietnam gov’t agrees to US$2.16-billion relief package for vulnerable people
The relief package aims to maintain minimum living standards for vulnerable people in the next three months, local media reported.
Covid-19 leaves 35% of Vietnam firms struggling for survival in 3 months: Survey
The majority of enterprises taking part in the survey are focusing on the domestic market.
No travel ban during national isolation period: Vietnam gov't speaker
Vietnam maintains transport activities and manufacturing of goods for domestic use and export.
Vietnam not to penalize foreigners’ overstay during national social distancing
Foreigners whose visas expire when the Immigration Department is closed can have their visas renewed when their offices reopen, according to the notice.
Vietnam earns highest public trust in gov't response to Covid-19 globally: Survey
Covering over 32,000 respondents in 45 countries, spanning all continents, the data shows that almost half of the citizens surveyed want more government action.
Vietnam may quintuple fiscal stimulus package to US$6.35 billion
If the Covid-19 pandemic lingers, people’s welfare should be prioritized over short-term economic profits, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Vietnam declares national Covid-19 epidemic
The declaration comes at a time when the coronavirus has been found in more than 20 cities and provinces and the infection count has exceeded 200.
Vietnam provides US$1.3-billion relief package for corona-hit vulnerable people
People out of work, self-employed people, or household businesses forced to suspend operation due to the Covid-19 pandemic could receive up to VND1 million (US$42.63) each per month.
Vietnam halts all int'l routes, limits transport as nationwide isolation starts
Domestic flights will be limited while many types of road passenger transport are not allowed except for goods transport.
US funds US$3 million for Vietnam to cope with Covid-19
So far, the US CDC has worked with Vietnam's health agencies for the fight against coronavirus and it plans to open a representative office in Vietnam.
Vietnam starts nationwide isolation on April 1 over Covid-19
The order is not lockdown yet but the government will take further steps if the pandemic spreads wider.
Vietnam identifies three coronavirus hot spots, including largest hospital
So far, nearly 60 infected have been linked to the outbreak hot spots.
Foreign companies express commitment to Vietnam efforts against Covid-19
Foreign business associations said they are willing to dedicate time or donate finances to help Vietnam overcome the pandemic.
Vietnam to declare national coronavirus epidemic, stops public transport
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked citizens to stay home and limit travel.
Hanoi, HCM City asked to get ready for lockdown scenario
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City top the country's localities for the number of coronavirus cases and have several virus hot spots.
Foreign tourist arrivals to Vietnam drop 18% in Q1 on Covid-19
Vietnam’s tourism industry witnessed declines in tourist arrivals from major markets such as China, South Korea and the US.