Medical workers tend to a COVID-19 patient (Photo: VNA)

HCMC: Nine hospitals to treat patients in quarantine

The HCMC Department of Health has assigned nine local hospitals to take care of patients in need of healthcare during their period of quarantine, in order to ensure regulations regarding COVID-19 prevention and control are met.
Foreign tourists to Vietnam (Source: laodong)

Vietnam yet to open door to all foreign tourists

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control reached agreement at a meeting on May 28 that the country should not open door to all foreign tourists at this time, as risks of transmission from outside remain.
A diver from the Cham Island Maritime Protected Area completes a check on coral reefs in waters off the islands. — VNS Photo

Ecosystem off Cham Islands recovers after COVID-19

Less tourism activities and waste around the Cham Islands – a world biodiversity reserve site – would help the marine ecosystem in waters off the islands recover after the two-month social distancing order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Joko Widodo adjusts his face mask while visiting COVID-19 patients (Photo: AFP)

Indonesian President cancels holiday public gathering

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will not host an open house public gathering at the State Palace on the first day of the Idul Fitri holidays on May 25 to comply with physical distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19. (Photo: VNA)

ASEAN’s efforts against COVID-19 lauded

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has coped with COVID-19 quite well with Vietnam serving as the ASEAN Chair 2020, heard an online seminar held by the Center for International Law (CIL) under the National University of Singapore on May 20.

Customers at a Saigon Co.op supermarket (Photo: SGGP)

Consumers optimistic amid COVID-19

Vietnamese consumers are some of the most optimistic, among Asian countries surveyed, that their country will weather the challenges of the COVID-19, according to a McKinsey’s mid-April consumer survey.