Government buys 30 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from VNVC The Saigon Times The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine - PHOTO: VNA HCMC - The Government issued Resolution No. 61 on June 19 to buy 30 million doses of AZD1222, a Covid-19 vaccine produced by the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, from the Vietnam Vaccine Joint Stock Company (VNVC) on a non-profit basis. The resolution allows for the purchase without having to go through a competitive bidding process. VNVC has developed warehouses, cold chain and storage facilities to store the vaccines and trained the employees on how to handle them properly. AZD1222 is a viral vector vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University. It was first approved for use in the UK in late 2020 and then by several medicine agencies worldwide such as the European Medicines Agency and the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration. According to an analysis released in February … [Read more...] about Government buys 30 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from VNVC
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The COVID-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca (Photo: AFP/VNA) Accordingly, the Government agreed to buy 30 million doses of the AZD1222 vaccine that the VNVC had bought from AstraZeneca, including the doses that the Ministry of Health already received to carry out vaccination before the signing of the purchase contract with the VNVC. It accepted the vaccine price set under the not-for-profit principle as reported by the Health Ministry about the result of the purchase negotiation with the VNVC. Vietnam is stepping up the COVID-19 vaccination campaign as well as efforts to secure 150 million vaccine doses this year with a view to inoculating 70 percent of its population to achieve herd immunity in 2021. As of June 20 morning, nearly 2.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the country, with 115,315 people having received full two doses, according to the Ministry of Health. Vietnamplus … [Read more...] about Gov’t buys 30 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses from VNVC
Sharing at the event, Mr. Arif Widjaja, General Director of Japfa Comfeed Vietnam Co., Ltd., said, “We highly appreciate the initiative to establish the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund of the Vietnamese Government with a view to offering the vaccination to at least three-fourths of the population. With the commitment to doing sustainable business, we always go hand in hand with Vietnam during these hard times to overcome the pandemic. In response to the appeal of the Vietnamese Government, we – on behalf of the Management and staff of Japfa – are participating to contribute US$1 million to the fund.” Japfa Vietnam hands over US$1 million to the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Vietnam has always been among a few countries succeeding in containing the spread of Covid-19. Considering the open immunization strategy for the people, the decisive leadership of the Government and the solidarity and unity of the people and businesses, I believe that Vietnam … [Read more...] about Japfa Vietnam donates US$1 million to the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund
According to the Vietnam Real Estate Brokers Association, land prices have risen quickly, 10% a month on average. In some places, it has increased 2-3 times in just 1-2 months. One afternoon in a village in the northern province of Hoa Binh, a group of kids playing together on the village road were interrupted by luxury cars passing by. Luxury cars are no longer strange to the kids. The parents of some of the kids have become “estate brokers” during their leisure. They take customers to see land and earn commissions. Not located in the center of Hanoi, the land here is selling very well. A family sold a piece of land of several hundreds of square meters in the deep forest, where there was no road and no power grid, for VND1 billion (nearly $50,000). A similar plot of land was sold by another family for VND2 billion. Local people did not expect to see a “land fever” in their hometown and even senior land investors did not think that suburban land would have such a price, with … [Read more...] about What’s different about ‘land fever’ in 2021?
The index gradually climbed throughout the day to close with a near 18-point gain, the highest of the past five sessions. It has risen nearly 25 percent this year. Trading value on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), on which the index is based, rose 5.4 percent to VND23.7 trillion ($1.03 billion). The bourse saw 249 tickers gain and 138 lose. Foreign investors turned net buyers on the main bourse to the tune of VND646 billion, the highest since April 9. Strongest buying pressure was seen in PDR of Phat Dat Real Estate Development and HSG of steelmaker Hoa Sen Group. The VN30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 22 tickers in the green, led by TCH of real estate company Hoang Huy Investment Financial Services with 5.9 percent. It was followed by VCB of state-owned lender Vietcombank, up 4.1 percent to a new peak. The ticker contributed most to VN-Index's gain this session, pushing it up by 4.4 points. MSN of conglomerate Masan Group rose 3.4 percent. It … [Read more...] about VN-Index shoots to new peak
The batch will be preserved at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology for examination before distribution to localities for the third phase of vaccination. The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived the country on April 1. Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that the ministry has spared no efforts to seek vaccine sources for the nation, and around 110 million doses will be supplied for Vietnam this year, 38.9 million doses of which are from COVAX Facility, 30 million from AstraZeneca, and 31 million from Pfizer/BioNTech. Furthermore, the ministry has registered to buy additional 10 million doses through COVAX under the cost share mechanism. Negotiations are underway to purchase more vaccines from Moderna, Johnson&Johnson, CureVac, Spunik V and Sinopharm, helping diversify vaccine source to serve the locals, he added. Currently, four Vietnamese vaccines are under development, produced by Nagogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology JSC, the Institute of … [Read more...] about Nearly 1.7 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Vietnam