An additional 1,114 new Covid-19 infections were confirmed on Saturday, raising the national tally to over 10.71 million, according to the Ministry of Health. Illustrative photo According to the ministry's report, most of the new patients are locally-transmitted cases confirmed in the country with some localities seeing the highest numbers including Hanoi 285 cases, Vinh Phuc (70), Yen Bai (68), Phu Tho (66), Nghe An (59). As of Saturday evening, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to over 10.71 million. The country now stands 12th among 227 countries and territories worldwide in the number of infections. On May 28, an additional 8,463 more patients recovered from the disease, raising the number of recoveries in the country to over 9.43 million. On Saturday evening, no deaths related to Covid-19 were announced. The total fatalities stood at 43,078. By May 27, the country had injected more than 220 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, … [Read more...] about Vietnam reports additional 1,114 fresh Covid-19 cases, no death
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A woman in the southern province of Bạc Liêu is tested for COVID-19. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — There have been 1,114 new COVID-19 infections but no deaths recorded over the past 24 hours, according to Saturday's report from the health ministry. Hà Nội’s increase is still the largest in the country but stays below the 300 threshold with 285 cases, with the remaining infections found in: Vĩnh Phúc (70), Yên Bái (68), Phú Thọ (66), Nghệ An (59), Lào Cai (53), Tuyên Quang (48), Quảng Ninh (48), HCM City (31), Bắc Kạn (31), Thái Nguyên (31), Thái Bình (27), Quảng Bình (22), Hòa Bình (19), Hà Nam (17), Quảng Trị (16), Hưng Yên (16), Nam Định (16), Sơn La (14), Hải Dương (14), Hải Phòng (13), Hà Tĩnh (13), Điện Biên (13), Lâm Đồng (12), Lạng Sơn (12), Hà Giang (12), Lai Châu (11), Ninh Bình (10), Thanh Hóa (10), Cao Bằng (8 ), Thừa Thiên Huế (7), Đà Nẵng (7), Tây Ninh (6), An Giang (5), Hậu Giang (4), Bình Thuận (4), Bình Phước (3), Gia Lai (3), Bắc Giang (3), Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu (2), Bến … [Read more...] about Việt Nam sees 1,114 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths for third day in a row
Tran Xuan Bach, an office worker in Hanoi, recently took a night tour of the Hoa Lo Prison built by the French in 1896. Bach learnt about the tour from a post on Facebook fan page of the Management Board of Hoa Lo Prison Relic. He and some of his colleagues registered for the tour of what used to be a scary place and called "Hell on Earth." The facility was also famously dubbed the "Hanoi Hilton" by American POWs incarcerated there. Before starting the tour, each of the visitors were given their own headphones so they could easily follow the instructions. Following their tour guide, they entered the main gate of the prison and made their way to the men's collective detention camp, the male political prison camp and the dungeon. The prison space was dark and stuffy, and it was still a frightening and emotional experience. "Just standing there, I felt suffocated. I really couldn't imagine how Vietnamese soldiers lived and overcame this harshness in the past," Bach said. The … [Read more...] about Horrors, heroes: night tour of Hanoi prison revisits history
Given net-zero commitments, Vietnam is now at a crossroads to transform routes that benefit both the economy and the environment. Vietnam’s climate commitment at COP26 requires development pathways to ensure the balance of both economy and environment that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) called reforms. UNDP Resident Representative Caitlin Wiesen at the ceremony held in Quang Ninh Province on May 28. Photos: UNDP Vietnam would need a “Green Climate Doi Moi” to enable a green and inclusive economic rebound from Covid-19 as the country strives for a high-income level by 2045, while safeguarding the natural resources and environment for future generations, Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative, said today. This includes green, climate-resilient approaches to technology, capital markets, supply chains, business models, and the engagement of SMEs in innovation, Wiesen said at a national launching ceremony held on May 28 in response to World … [Read more...] about Vietnam needs “green climate Doi Moi”: UNDP
Governor of Champasak Province Vilayvong Bouddakham receives HCMC Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nen (Photo: SGGP) This is the third meeting between HCMC Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nen and the high-ranking delegation from Ho Chi Minh City and Lao sides during the working visit to Laos from May 25 to 29. Previously, Mr. Nguyen Van Nen held talks with Mr. Anouphap Tounalom, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the City Party Committee, and Chairman of the People's Council of Vientiane Capital. He also had a meeting with Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Governor of Savannakhet Province Santiphap Phomvihane. At the meeting with Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Governor of Champasak Province Vilayvong Bouddakham, Secretary Nguyen Van Nen expressed his gratitude to Laos and Champasak Province for supporting Vietnam, as well as Ho Chi Minh City in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic. He said that the visit and work of the high-ranking … [Read more...] about HCMC strengthens cooperation with Laos’ Champasak Province
The two inventions included "Spherical mirror optics for medium-wave thermal imaging equipment" invented in 2017 and "Method for making high-temperature synthetic materials." The former helps self-research, design and manufacture camera-core and minimize the dependence on imports from abroad. Meanwhile, the latter helps produce materials able to meet harsh-working conditions in the military field. Viettel has so far been granted 56 patents in Vietnam and 11 patents in the U.S. by USPTO. Each year, the number of patents granted to Viettel increases by 142%, nearly 8 times higher than the average increase of 18% of domestic applicants. The group is currently a pioneer and key unit in implementing the Prime Minister’s intellectual property strategy to 2030, with the goal of increasing the number of patent applications and patent protection titles by an average of 16 - 18% per year. Translated by Mai Huong … [Read more...] about Viettel has two more exclusively-protected patents in the U.S.