Health ministry imports 200,000 rapid COVID-19 test kits

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:20:00

The Ministry of Health will import 200,000 rapid COVID-19 test kits from the Republic of Korea to increase testing capacity amid rising infections.

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International refrigerated containers boost fruit exports to China

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:15:00

The Vietnam National Railways Corporation (VNR) issued a statement on March 30 noting that after being in operation for one month, over 200 international refrigerated containers of dragon fruit have been exported to China.

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International tourists to Vietnam down 18.1% in Q1

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:13:00

Vietnam welcomed nearly 3.7 million international tourists in the first three months of 2020, down 18.1% from the same period last year. The number of tourists from all markets experiences decreases except for the African market.

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Companies request cheaper power to overcome coronavirus impacts

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:09:00

Businesses are proposing a reduction in power prices to help them overcome challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Closure of US and EU borders puts domestic exports at a disadvantage

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:01:00

With Vietnamese businesses still concerned about the supply and trade of raw materials, they have faced another blow following announcements made by the United States and EU about the closure of their borders and temporary suspension of importing goods for a period of three weeks to a month.

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VN-Index plunges, ending three-session gaining streak

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:52:00

Vietnam’s benchmark Index closed 33.80 points, down 4.86 percent to 662.26 points, ending three consecutive gaining sessions.

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Vietnam-Israel trade yields US$236 mln in two months

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:50:00

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Israel hit US$236.58 million in the first two months of this year, with the latter enjoying a trade surplus, according to the Vietnamese Trade Office in Israel

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COVID-19: Domestic airlines reduce flight frequency

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:48:00

The Ministry of Transport has agreed to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam’s proposal to limit domestic flights from Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City to other cities and provinces to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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Novaland receives second tranche of international syndicated loan

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:46:00

Real estate developer Novaland has received the second disbursement from a $250 million syndicated secured term loan.

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Up to 18,600 firms suspend operations in Q1 due to COVID-19

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:44:00

Up to 18,600 businesses were forced to suspend operations in the first quarter of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, up 26% year on year, reported the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Thai energy firm to invest $457 mln in Vietnam solar farms

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:42:00

Thailand’s Super Energy Corporation has announced it will invest $457 million in four solar power plants in southern Vietnam.

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HCM City seeks to ensure adequate goods supply in all circumstances

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:40:00

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Industry and Trade has coordinated with other government agencies, business groups and districts in the city to ensure supply of essential goods at stable prices amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Tour operators intensify measures to prevent COVID-19 outbreak

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:38:00

The Hanoi Department of Tourism has directed relevant tourism businesses in the capital to redouble efforts in order to prevent and combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), amid its increasingly complicated developments.

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Covid-19 curfew: Stay at home, no gatherings of more than two people

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:36:00

Vietnam government has ordered a strict social distancing measure starting Wednesday, in which people are restricted from leaving their homes and public gatherings of more than two persons are not allowed.

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Businesses urged to cooperate to bring live pig price down

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:34:00

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has urged livestock businesses to cooperate with the Government and with each other to bring the live pig price down from the current VND75,000 to VND70,000 per kg as from April 1.

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Nine more infection cases confirmed, total rises to 203

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:31:00

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 9 more COVID-19 infection cases, including 7 cases linked to Bach Mai Hospital, bringing the total to 203.

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Construction firms face difficulties due to COVID-19 pandemic

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:29:00

The complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic have seriously affected a large number of enterprises, especially construction companies, as their business and production saw not very good results in the first quarter of 2020, according to a survey by the General Statistics Office.

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Mekong River dams could slice 0.3 pct off Vietnam's GDP: report

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:27:00

Hydropower dams on the Mekong River are expected to reduce Vietnam’s GDP by 0.3 percentage points due to their impact on fisheries and agriculture

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