With the highly contagious UK and Indian variants of COVID-19 detected in Vietnam, testing must be considered one of the most important parts of the fight against the pandemic, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said. Medical workers prepare to take samples for COVID-19 testing in Da Nang. The minister was speaking at the meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Monday morning. The country reported 125 locally acquired infections yesterday, the highest daily spike since the fourth wave began on April 27 and since the pandemic began earlier last year. The Indian variant, present in various clusters in the current outbreaks, was more transmissible and can spread quickly through the air, especially in closed spaces, Long said, adding that it was necessary to prepare for a worse scenario. Long said Vietnam’s testing capacity now was 1.7 times higher than during last year’s Da Nang outbreak, or the country's second wave. … [Read more...] about Testing key to defeating fourth wave of COVID-19: Health Minister
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A former lottery ticket seller who has received many prestigious awards over the years has been living in special circumstances. Thia teaches swimming Tran Thi Kim Thia, or Sau Thia, 63, was born into a poor family and grew up in Go Cong Dong district in Tien Giang province. As her parents died young, she came to Hung Thanh commune in Thap Muoi district in Dong Thap province at the age of 34, and has been living there since. Unmarried, with no children, Sau Thia lives alone. When she was young, she earned her living by selling lottery tickets and peeling cashews. If she could sell 200 tickets a day, she would have VND200,000. For every kilogram of peeled cashew, she got VND400 more. In the 1980-1990s, she was invited to take the work of the women’s union. Later, she worked at the Red Cross as a collaborator in the population planning program. In 2002, when the Hung Thanh commune localities launched a project on swimming universalization for children, she became a … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta lottery-ticket seller named as one of Forbes’ 2021 inspiring women
IPs in Dong Nai take measures to prevent COVID spread from HCM City Two severely ill patients die of COVID-19 complications HCM City begins the biggest vaccination drive 71-year-old woman becomes Việt Nam's 62nd COVID-19 related death Recovered COVID-19 patient giving back to the community A nurse prepares an AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot in HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — A total of 293 local COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday in 15 localities, the Ministry of Health announced. HCM City topped the list of most infections with 135. With the development of the pandemic in HCM City in recent days, the City People's Committee on Saturday decided to apply lockdown measures in some areas in Bình Tân District's An Lạc Ward. The order will take effect from midnight on June 20 in areas No 2, 3 and 4 in An Lạc Ward to prevent the spread of the virus. Forty-nine new cases were reported in Bắc Giang, 36 in Bắc Ninh, 30 in Bình Dương, 16 … [Read more...] about Việt Nam confirms 293 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday
Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc had a phone conversation with United Nations (UN) General Assembly Antonio Guterres on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc congratulated Antonio Guterres on his reappointment by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly as UN Secretary-General in the 2022-26 tenure, and proposed a number of measures to further foster the Việt Nam-UN partnership during their phone talks on Saturday. Both leaders affirmed they treasured and were delighted at the fruitful development of the relationship between Việt Nam and the UN over the past years. President Phúc highly appreciated contributions that Guterres made in the last term, and showed his support for priorities and directions of the UN Secretary-General in the next five years. As a responsible member of the UN, Việt Nam had made positive contributions to the common affairs of the UN by performing the role of a non-permanent member of the UN … [Read more...] about President congratulates UN chief Guterres on re-election
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?
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