At the ceremony to receive the vaccine (Photo: baochinhphu.vn) Hanoi, (VNA) – The second lot in the latest batch of over 3 million doses of COVID-19 Moderna vaccine granted by the US through the COVAX Facility was handed over to Vietnam late July 25. The ceremony to receive the lot of 1,500,100 doses of vaccine was attended by Deputy Health Minister Tran Van Thuan and Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung, along with UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra, UNICEF Acting Representative in Vietnam Lesley Miller, and Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the US Embassy in Hanoi Christopher Klein. Addressing the ceremony, the two deputy ministers appreciated the timely and significant support of the US through the COVAX Facility for Vietnam, especially amid complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and the serious shortage of COVID-19 vaccine around the world. They called on countries and international organisations to continue sharing vaccine, … [Read more...] about US-donated vaccines delivered to Vietnam
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Vietnam will pay for the repatriation in advance and the families will reimburse the government later. Relatives of all 39 Vietnamese people who were found dead in Essex, the UK a month ago have to pay for the repatriation of their beloved, local media has quoted governmental officials as saying. Deputy Minister of Vietnamese Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son. Photo: Lao Dong No funding from the British authorities and the Vietnamese government will be offered but the government of Vietnam will pay in advance for the fee to bring the remains to Hanoi, according to Deputy Minister of Vietnamese Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and the ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang. The families will pay the fees for the government within 30 days without bearing any bank interests, local media reported. In case of donation for the repatriation, the donors need to work directly with local governments and families, local media quoted Deputy Minister Bui Thanh Son as saying … [Read more...] about Families of Vietnamese migrants who died in UK have to pay for repatriation of bodies
Supermarkets, food outlets in HCMC close before 5 p.m. The Saigon Times Residents queue up to enter a supermarket in HCMC’s Go Vap District to do the shopping. Supermarkets and food outlets in the city will close before 5 p.m. every day - PHOTO: TNO HCMC – As HCMC has enhanced its anti-pandemic measures and banned all residents from going out from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., many supermarkets and food outlets in HCMC have announced that they would operate until 5 p.m. every day, from today, July 26, instead of 10 p.m. as earlier. They will open earlier by 30 minutes to an hour. The municipal Department of Industry and Trade has worked with retailers in the city on their opening hours, the local media reported. Some supermarkets will even close at 4 p.m. The early closure of supermarkets will help their employees return to their homes before 6 p.m. A representative of AEON Vietnam said it had informed its customers of the new time of operation. Similarly, MM Mega Market … [Read more...] about Supermarkets, food outlets in HCMC close before 5 p.m.
Gov’t adds over VND1.5 trillion to anti-Covid-19 fund The Saigon Times Anti-virus forces on duty at a border area. The prime minister has decided to extract VND1.55 trillion from the backup State budget for 2021 to fund the fight against Covid-19 - PHOTO: VNA HCMC - The prime minister has decided to earmark VND1.55 trillion from the backup State budget for 2021 to fund the fight against Covid-19. The Ministry of National Defense will spend it on several tasks, including quarantining returnees or direct contacts of confirmed positive cases, controlling or preventing illegal entry, conducting Covid-19 tests and offering meal support and allowances to anti-virus forces during the 2021 Lunar New Year holiday. The prime minister also ordered the ministries of Finance and National Defense to assume responsibility for the use of the fund to ensure transparency and fairness, the local media reported. Earlier in late June, the prime minister allocated VND7.65 trillion to … [Read more...] about Gov’t adds over VND1.5 trillion to anti-Covid-19 fund
The vaccine is among the three million doses of the Moderna mRNA vaccine that the U.S. has donated to Vietnam through the COVAX Facility. According to Colonel Hoang Minh Nhue, commanding officer of the brigade, four specialized vehicles, drivers and technicians were mobilized to take the mission of transporting the above-mentioned vaccine sum. “This is the first transportation of vaccine that the brigade has conducted for the national inoculation program,” said Senior Colonel Nguyen Manh Huan, the unit’s political commissar. After being checked by the institute, the vaccine doses will be taken to military-run storage facilities before going to vaccination stations in late July. Earlier, at 3am on July 25, Brigade 972 of the Transportation Department safely transported and handed over 1.5 million doses of the U.S. donated Moderna vaccine to a relevant agency in Ho Chi Minh City. Translated by Song Anh … [Read more...] about Over 1.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine safely stored in Hanoi
Competing in the second group with eight other athletes, Vien was left quite far behind in the first 100 m and finished last as the only swimmer taking more than two minutes to reach the finish line. Overall, she was 26th of 29 swimmers. Only the top eight can advance to the final. The top three athletes of the group were American Kate Ledecky with a time of 55.28 seconds, Canada's Penny Oleksiak (55.29 seconds) and Australia's Madison Wilson (55.87 seconds). Two minutes and 5.30 seconds is Vien's worst result in the 200m freestyle race. The best result she achieved in this category is 58.82 seconds in 2016. At the 2019 Asian Swimming Championship, she won the bronze medal in this category after finishing her part in 59.31 seconds. Vien has another chance in the women's 800 m freestyle, which will take place on Thursday. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese swimmer out of Olympic 200m freestyle race