On the February 17 request made by the Ministries of Health and Culture, Sports and Tourism to deny entry to people who have gone through areas affected by the epidemic for around 14 days, including those on the MS Westerdam, Viet said their suggestion "was not outside of what Vietnam is (already) doing. … [Read more...] about Health check mandated for people entering Vietnam from Laos, Cambodia
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Hun Sen had already expressed scepticism about the risks posed by the virus and offered to go personally to the Chinese city of Wuhan - the centre of the outbreak - to tell frightened Cambodians living there that they must stay put for the sake of relations with China, a vital ally for his country. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?
Phnom Penh (VNA) – Holland America Line, the owner of the ship MS Westerdam, has said the last 781 of its passengers are expected to leave Cambodia on February 20 via Phnom Penh International Airport, the Khmer Times reported. The Cambodian Ministry of Health has confirmed that the remaining 781 guests have tested negative for the new coronavirus (COVID-19). “These results provide the required clearance for the remaining guests in Cambodia to begin their onward journeys home,” a statement by the US-based cruise line said. “The company is working to finalise arrangements for everyone. Those who travelled home previously will be contacted by their local health departments and provided further information.” The statement added that the company will continue to work closely and in compliance with government and health officials in Cambodia, as well as experts from the US Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Westerdam will … [Read more...] about MS Westerdam passengers expected to leave Cambodia today
Hanoi (VNA) - China and Thailand have pledged to cooperate in their joint fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The commitment was reached during talks between Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai ahead of a special China-ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting on COVID-19 on February 20. Wang said since the outbreak of the epidemic, the Thai Royal Family, government and society have extended a helping hand to China, reflecting the friendship between the people of the two countries. He added that China appreciated the reasonable and appropriate measures taken by Thailand in dealing with the outbreak suggested by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Pramudwinai, for his part, expressed his belief that the February 20 meeting will help cement solidarity and cooperation between ASEAN and China, and contribute to the cause of regional and global public health./. … [Read more...] about China, Thailand cooperate in fight against COVID-19 outbreak
The Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic on Wednesday sent a letter to confirm that Kyrgyzstan will play the friendly, the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) said the same day, adding that the game is slated to take place on March 26. … [Read more...] about Central Asian team replace Iraq to play friendly with Vietnam