Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng. — VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam welcomes and is grateful for the timely and practical assistance from countries, partners, and international organisations to Việt Nam with regards to COVID-19, foreign ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng said on Thursday. The spokesperson also confirmed that a further three million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by the US Government would be delivered to Việt Nam via the global vaccine sharing initiative COVAX on Sunday, bringing the total assistance to five million doses after the first shipment of two million doses of Moderna arrived on July 10 . “Vaccine diplomacy is being carried out with vigour, and with the engagement of Party, State, Government and National Assembly leaders, in a bid to inoculate at least 70 per cent of the population by early next year and achieve herd immunity against COVID-19,” Hằng said. To date, Việt Nam has received some … [Read more...] about Việt Nam grateful for international COVID-19 vaccine support: Foreign ministry
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Three million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine supplied by the US via the COVAX Facility will arrive in Vietnam on July 25, unveiled Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang during the ministry’s regular press conference yesterday. A batch of over 2 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Noi Bai airport in early July. (Photo: VNA) Responding to a query on the Moderna vaccine batch and outcomes of Vietnam’s “vaccine diplomacy”, the spokesperson said that considering access to various sources of vaccine and quick and large-scale vaccination an important and urgent solution, the “vaccine diplomacy” work has been rolled out in a drastic and urgent manner under the instruction and direct engagement of leaders of the Party, State, Government and National Assembly, along with efforts of numerous ministries and sectors, towards the target of inoculating about 70 percent of Vietnamese population and reaching herd immunity this year. Hang cited the Ministry … [Read more...] about Three million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to arrive on July 25: spokesperson
Over 1 million tonnes of goods channelled through Quang Ninh’s Mong Cai border gate A site for goods examination of the Mong Cai International Border Gate in Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province. Despite serious impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, border trade activities in Mong Cai city of northern Quang Ninh province, which borders China, have been well maintained with a surge in the volume of import and export goods compared to the figure in 2020. According to the Mong Cai International Border Gate Management Board, as of July 18, the total volume of commodities imported and exported through the border gate had reached more than 1 million tonnes, up 89.2 percent over the same period last year. The collected fees were totalled at more than 34 billion VND (1.47 million USD), up 58 percent year-on-year and equal to 62.7 percent of the yearly target. Specifically, the number of vehicles crossing Bac Luan bridge border gate reached 28,358, including 12,806 … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JULY 23
The U.S. government has delivered its second donation of over three million Moderna vaccine jabs to Vietnam, two weeks after the first shipment, amid rising COVID-19 cases in the Southeast Asian country. Among this batch of 3,000,060 doses of Moderna vaccine, 1,499,960 shots were delivered to Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday and the rest arrived in Hanoi on Sunday morning, the Ministry of Health reported. The U.S. has so far donated to Vietnam five million Moderna vaccine shots, with the first two million jabs delivered to the country on July 10. The vaccine, developed by U.S.-based Moderna Inc., was approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use on April 30. Such donations are part of the 80 million doses that the U.S. government has committed to gift 92 countries and territories, including Vietnam, to help curb the COVID-19 spread. All the vaccine doses have been delivered through COVAX Facility, which is co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO), Coalition … [Read more...] about Vietnam receives three more million Moderna vaccine doses from US
HCMC imposed strict social distancing order requiring people not to leave home except for buying food or seeking medical care on July 9 and has announced plans to extend it by one or two more weeks from the end of this month. Starting Monday, the city has also banned people from going out between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next day. Professor Jin Dhong-Yan, The University of Hong Kong, said: "HCMC will not need to apply the lockdown for (many) months, until you have sufficient vaccine. You can do it for around two months like Taiwan has done." Jin said the situation in HCMC and Taiwan was similar with a rapid surge in new cases though the former had a bigger scale of infection than the latter. Taiwan announced it would ease its Covid-19 restrictions on Monday, after more than two months (from mid-May) as rapidly falling case numbers gave authorities confidence to further lower the coronavirus alert level, Reuters reported. HCMC has been Vietnam’s Covid-19 epicenter in the … [Read more...] about Nuts and bolts of HCMC’s lockdown – two months or more?
Vietnam is going to receive a total of 665,000 coronavirus vaccine jabs as donations from the UK and Czech governments amid accelerated vaccination efforts to curb surging COVID-19 cases, local diplomatic sources have said. Among the vaccine donations, 415,000 AstraZeneca doses are from the UK and will be delivered directly to Vietnam this week, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. The remaining 250,000 vaccine jabs, whose brand has yet to be revealed, will come from the Czech Republic, as announced by Czech Health Minister Adam Vojtech several days ago. The UK government said on its website on Wednesday that the batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Vietnam is part of the nine million shots it plans to offer developing countries. “The UK is sending nine million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, the first batch of the 100 million doses we’ve pledged, to help the most vulnerable parts of the world get vaccinated as a matter of urgency,” UK Foreign Secretary … [Read more...] about UK, Czech donate 665,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam