Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has proposed the World Health Organization (WHO) accelerate the transfer of vaccine production technology to Vietnam to help the country become a regional vaccine production centre. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has an online meeting on Thursday with Dr Takeshi Kasa, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific. — VNA/VNS Photo Dam, who leads the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, had an online meeting yesterday with Dr Takeshi Kasa, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, to discuss vaccine supply, Vietnam’s response to the outbreak and the country’s access to vaccines. Deputy Minister Dam spoke highly of WHO’s role in the fight against the pandemic and thanked the organisation for offering assistance to Vietnam over the past one and a half years since the pandemic broke out. He said the Vietnamese Government has made efforts to accelerate the implementation of its vaccination strategy to … [Read more...] about Vietnam calls on WHO to accelerate transfer of COVID-19 vaccine supply and production technology
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133 local COVID-19 cases reported on June 17 evening Vietnam reported 136 new COVID-19 cases, including 133 domestic ones, in the past six hours to 6pm on June 17, according to the Ministry of Health. Bac Giang province and Ho Chi Minh City each logged 62 cases, while Bac Ninh had six, Ha Tinh two and Lang Son one. Of them, 131 infections were found in quarantine facilities and sealed off areas. As of June 17 evening, Vietnam documented a total 12,150 COVID-19 cases, including 10,483 locally transmitted ones. The number of cases since April 27, when the latest resurgence began, amounted to 8,913. On the day, 63 patients were given the all-clear, bringing the number of recoveries to 4,653. The death toll stood at 61. Among active patients undergoing treatment at medical establishments, 407 have tested negative for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 114 twice and 65 thrice. Twenty-four provinces have gone through 14 consecutive days without new cases. As of 5pm on June 17, the … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 17
First-quarter low growth seeks solutions The nation's economic growth in the first half of the year was at a rate lower than that targeted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic hurting production and business activities. The government is mulling over new solutions to drive the economy forwards, with some international forecasts still proving upbeat. Based on economic performance in the first five months of this year, the government has just reported to the National Assembly Standing Committee its fresh forecast that the economy’s total GDP in the first six months of this year will be nearly VND4 quadrillion (US$174.4 billion), up about 5.8% year-on-year, or 0.42 percentage points lower than the target of 6.22% as set out in the Resolution No.01/NQ-CP released on January 1 on the key tasks for the implementation of the socioeconomic development plan and state budget estimates for 2021. The 5.8% rise will also be 0.12 percentage points lower than the government’s … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JUNE 19
The data on electronic health declaration and entries and exits at public points taken via QR Code scanning have been put under control by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC). The Covid-19 fighting strategy in the new period has been defined by the Government and PM with three ‘directions of attack’: active testing, mandatory technology use, and vaccinations. Closing the meeting on May 26, PM Pham Minh Chinh asked MIC to immediately implement the regulation on mandatory technology application in Bac Ninh and Bac Giang provinces before implementing it nationwide. According to MIC Deputy Minister Nguyen Huy Dung, technologically, ‘attack’ means compulsorily using some key technologies and processing data in a concentrated way. MIC has said that workers in IZs and factories must use Bluezone to make health declarations. Meanwhile, people using smartphones have to install Bluezone and run the app that detects close contacts … [Read more...] about Health declarations, check-in data now under ministries’ control
CEO Nguyen Tu Quang of BKAV Group said that the company has developed a Covid-19 test that only requires a person to gargle with salt water (sodium chloride 0.9% solution). Quang, popularly known as an IT expert and a mobile phone manufacturer, made the statement at an event on “How AI, Blockchain contributed to the fight against the epidemic". The BKAV leader said that his company was developing technology to help find people infected with Covid-19 through testing with a sodium chloride 0.9% solution. Explaining the method, Quang said that participants gargle with salt water. The solution is then put into a test tube and placed in a testing device. For other testing methods, the time to return results takes half an hour to several hours. But with this method, it only takes 10 seconds to produce results, Quang said. Bkav CEO Nguyen Tu Quang. Photo: Trong Dat Bkav uses a frequency band of light to expose the test tube containing the patient's saline … [Read more...] about BKAV develops new form of Covid-19 test, uses sodium chloride solution
Edge computing is an important key to enterprises’ IT infrastructure strategies and the digital economy. A recent survey by TRA found that 51 percent of IT experts in Asia Pacific have begun applying hybrid IT solutions, combining edge computing, public cloud computing and on-premises infrastructure. Edge computing was chosen by more than 1,100 CTOs as the priority task for the next 12 months. The deployment of edge computing has been going strongly in neighboring markets, according to the report. 79 percent of surveyed institutions in Indonesia have applied edge computing, or have understanding about edge computing. Many of them have been applying edge solutions for advanced projects as well. Meanwhile, Thai businesses plan to step up the use of edge computing in the next 24 months for customers’ experience-oriented projects. TRA’s report confirmed the superiority of the positive effects of these solutions. As much as 72 percent surveyed subjects recognized the benfits of … [Read more...] about How can businesses use edge computing effectively?