Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Health (MoH) has urged localities nationwide which are carrying out health checkups to send interpreters to support border regions in the face of the acute respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All cities and provinces have been instructed to issue health declaration forms for people entering Vietnam from or transited in China or the Republic of Korea, the MoH said in a dispatch, as COVID-19 cases surge in the two countries and is likely to spread to other countries and territories, including Vietnam. The form is available in English, Chinese and Korean. However, most border gates face a shortage of staff capable of reading these languages, making it difficult for officials to screen cases coming from countries with COVID-19 outbreaks. Departments and offices of external affairs in all provinces and cities have been asked to join local steering boards in the prevention and control of the disease. Additionally, local … [Read more...] about Interpreters needed for health checks at border gates: Health Ministry
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The Ho Chi Minh City Disease Control Center reported to detect three people from South Korea’s Daegu in a flight at Tan Son Nhat. One of them suffering cough without fever was taken to the city Tropical Disease Hospital for testing while others were isolated in the makeshift hospital in Cu Chi District. … [Read more...] about South Korean required to fill out medical declaration in wake of COVID-19
Hanoi proposes isolating arrivals from South Korea epidemic areas for 14 days The Hanoi Department of Health has proposed putting any Korean or Vietnamese nationals who arrive from the epidemic areas in the Republic of Korea (RoK) in isolation for a 14-day period. … [Read more...] about Travellers from Korea’s outbreak zones quarantined after entering VN
In the last seven years he has been living in South Korea, Vu Vinh, a Vietnamese student at Yeungnam University in Gyeongsan City, about 14 km from Daegu, has never seen a subway train not packed with people. But subway Line 2 from Gyeongsan to Daegu was almost empty after working hours on February 23, he said. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese in South Korea face dilemma: stay put or bail out?
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam has so far granted licences to 460 US producers of meat and meat products and 210 exporters of aquatic products, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh. Doanh is leading a Vietnamese delegation on a working trip to the US from February 24 – 29 to discuss boosting farm produce trade between the two countries. He was accompanied by representatives from 19 enterprises and one trade association operating in cereals and animal feed; meat, dairy and seafood products; fruits and vegetables; wooden furniture; and chemicals and fertilisers. During a working session on February 24 with US Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney and Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the US Trade Representative, Doanh said Vietnam has also allowed the import of six kinds of fresh fruit from the US, which are cherry, pear, grape, apple, blueberry and orange. … [Read more...] about Vietnam, US enhance farm produce trade