A health worker wearing a protective suit labels a sample tube at the National Convention Center, the venue for the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Hanoi, Vietnam January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo
HANOI, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s government on Thursday said it was facing a tense situation over rising coronavirus cases and a shortage of vaccines, as the country saw another day of near-record cases from its longest…
A man rides a bike on an empty street amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Hanoi, Vietnam, May 31. REUTERS/Thanh Hue
HANOI, July 11 (Reuters) – Vietnam will impose movement restrictions in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho for 14 days starting on Monday, the government said on Sunday, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst outbreak of the pandemic.
The city of 1.23 million people in the far south has reported seven infections over the past week,…
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HANOI, July 10 (Reuters) – Vietnam has received 2 million doses of the Moderna (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine donated by the U.S. government, the American embassy in Hanoi said on Saturday, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst outbreak…
A family wears protective masks as they ride a motorbike in the street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Hanoi, Vietnam, January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Thanh Hue
HANOI, July 9 (Reuters) – Vietnam brought in tighter coronavirus measures on Friday in more areas including the commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City, as authorities reported another daily record in new infections.
After successfully containing the virus for much of the pandemic, Vietnam has since late April faced a more stubborn…
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HANOI, July 7 (Reuters) – Vietnam will impose tight movement restrictions in its commercial hub Ho Chi Minh city from the end of the week to tackle a coronavirus outbreak, its health ministry said on Wednesday, in some of its strictest curbs yet.
The measures effective for 15 days from Friday include a stay-home order, a ban…
A health worker sprays disinfectants at a rapid testing center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside Hanoi, Vietnam July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
HANOI, July 6 (Reuters) – Vietnam reported 1,029 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the second straight day of infections of more than 1,000.
Most of the cases were in the southern economic hub Ho Chi Minh City, the Ministry of Health said.
(This story corrects first paragraph, headline to show daily increase was not a new record)
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HANOI, July 5 (Reuters) – Vietnam reported 1,102 new COVID-19 infections on Monday, a record daily increase in cases.
It was the first time Vietnam has reported more than 1,000 coronavirus cases in a single day. (Editing by Martin Petty)…
Vietnam is in an unusually hard spot right now, with a surge in new COVID-19 cases and the lowest rate of vaccinations in all of Southeast Asia. A few months ago, Vietnam was held up as the gold standard for its COVID-19 response efforts. Vietnam had some of the lowest rates – both cases and deaths – in the world, despite its 1,300-kilometer border with China and flourishing bilateral trade. As a result, despite fears of a greater economic…