National Assembly Standing Committee's 43rd session opens

The National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC)'s 43rd session opened in Hanoi on March 23 under the chairmanship of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

One COVID-19 patient discharged from hospital

A COVID-19 patient, the 18th case in detection order in Vietnam, was declared cured and allowed to go home on March 20.

ASEAN 2020: Vietnam proposes postponing 36th ASEAN Summit, related meetings

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 19 wrote to leaders of ASEAN countries and New Zealand proposing that the 36th ASEAN Summit, the ASEAN-New Zealand Summit and related meetings, initially scheduled for April 8-9 in Vietnam's Da Nang city, be postponed until the end of June.

Senior Party official attends Trung Son ward's 11th Party Congress

The 11th Party Congress for the 2020-2025 tenure of Trung Son ward in Tam Diep city officially opened on March 19, with the attendance of Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Chairwoman of its Commission for Mass Mobilisation.

Public capital disbursement improves in first two months

Almost 34.75 trillion VND (1.49 billion USD) of public investment capital was disbursed in the first two months of 2020, equivalent to 7.38 percent of the year's plan and nearly doubling the value and progress in the same period last year.

COVID-19 patient in Ninh Binh province successfully cured

A representative of the Ninh Binh General Hospital said on March 17 that the country's 18th patient infected with novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has tested negative for the virus after undergoing treatment in the northern province.

Strong measures urged to contain COVID-19 spread

Vietnam needs to continue with strong measures at airports and border gates to curb the spread of COVID-19 and respond to complex developments in the pandemic around the globe, heard a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hanoi on March 16.

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).