Vietnam suspends entry of tourists from or transiting Schengen countries, UK

Vietnam will temporarily deny entry of tourists coming from or transiting Schengen countries and the UK within 14 days before their intended arrival in Vietnam, and suspend visas-on-arrival at border gates amid the rapid and complicated developments of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Ninh Binh province closes tourist sites as virus fears mount

The northern province of Ninh Binh has decided to close all local tourist destinations as from 6:00 am on March 13 in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Vietnam confirms 39th COVID-19 infection case

The 25-year-old male patient, residing at Dich Vong, Cau Giay District, Ha Noi, is a tour guide for a foreign national tested positive for the virus earlier in Quang Ninh province.

Hoa Lu ancient capital historical-cultural relic site suspends receiving tourists amid COVID-19 fears

The Hoa Lu ancient capital historical-cultural relic site in the northern province of Ninh Binh stopped receiving visitors from March 11 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 outbreak.

Gov't temporarily suspends unilateral visa exemption for 8 countries due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Government has decided to temporarily suspend visa-wavier program for citizens from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Spain amid complicated developments of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Ninh Binh reports first coronavirus positive case

On March 7, a 28 year old Vietnamese man has just tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) after returning to Ninh Binh from Daegu city of ROK, the location of the second largest virus outbreak in Asia.

One more tested positive for COVID-19, total rises to 30

As of 7:30 pm on Sunday, the Ministry of Health reported 9 more COVID-19 infection cases, bringing the total patients in Viet Nam to 30.

PM receives US-ASEAN Business Council delegation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Hanoi on March 4 for a delegation of the US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) led by its President and CEO Alex Feldman.

Ninh Binh steps up investment attraction in industrial zones

In parallel with speeding up land clearance and improving infrastructure at local industrial zones (IZs), the Industrial Zone Authority of Ninh Binh has offered advice to the provincial People's Committee to adjust the province's master plan, accelerate administrative reforms and create a favourable investment environment, making these IZs attractive destinations for investors.

Army holds simulation exercise in response to COVID-19

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Epidemic Prevention and Control, attended and directed the Army's simulation exercise in response to the COVID-19 epidemic on March 4.

13th meeting of ASEAN defence and security institutions opens in Da Nang

The 13th annual meeting and 5th retreat of the Track II Network of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence and Security Institutions (NADI) opened in the central city of Da Nang on March 3.

Cabinet discusses ways to realize socio-economic development targets amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Government convenes its monthly session on March 3, under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, to discuss on urgent measures to implement socio-economic development targets amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Nearly 200 Vietnamese people returning from RoK quarantined in Ninh Binh

On March 2 and 3, nearly 200 Vietnamese people who returned from the Republic of Korea (RoK) were brought to two military units in Ninh Binh province for concentrated quarantine in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 caused acute respiratory disease (COVID-19).

Localities strengthen measures to prevent Covid-19 outbreak

All 16 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Vietnam so far have recovered after being provided with isolated treatment, however, localities across the nation are sparing no efforts in coping with the complex development of the disease around the world.

Chairman of provincial People's Council congratulates medical staff on Vietnamese Doctors' Day

Permanent Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People's Council Tran Hong Quang on February 26 visited and congratulated doctors and medical staff of health establishments in Ninh Binh province on the 65th anniversary of Vietnamese Doctors' Day (February 27).

About 30 labs in Vietnam capable of testing for COVID-19

About 30 laboratories across Vietnam are capable of testing for COVID-19 at present, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

PM stresses need to protect people's health, life amid COVID-19

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 24 ordered authorities to exert efforts so as to keep the spread of the acute respiratory disease caused by the SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) from impacting Vietnam.

Vietnam attends APEC SOM 1 in Malaysia

The first Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM 1) and related meetings of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation (APEC) forum 2020 (APEC 2020) took place in Malaysia's Putrajaya city from February 20-22.

ASEAN, China enhance cooperation in response to COVID-19

A special meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) and a special conference of ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers on cooperation in responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) took place in Vientiane, Laos, on February 20.

ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Retreat opens in Hanoi

The ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Retreat (ADMM Retreat) officially opened in Hanoi on February 19 morning, under the chair of Vietnam's Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich