Asia was the first to experience the virus, the first to exit lockdown, and now has new spikes. Asia was the first place to experience the coronavirus, impose lockdowns and then emerge from them. It was also the first to experience new groups of infections, with clusters from nightclubs in Seoul, the Russia-China border, and elsewhere. Although it is early for conclusions, can lessons be learned? 1. Wave, spike or cluster - it's unavoidable Terms such as second wave, spikes or clusters of cases are bandied around, but what do they mean? Medically, a second wave refers to the resurgence of infection in a different part of a population after an initial decrease. The WHO says past pandemics have been characterised by "waves of activity spread over months". In Asia, we have been seeing isolated clusters and regional spikes in infection numbers. and it is hard to predict how they will develop. But for Jennifer Rohn, a cell biologist at University College, London, a second … [Read more...] about Coronavirus ‘second wave’: What lessons can we learn from Asia?
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The Ministry of Health logged 13,840 new coronavirus cases in Vietnam on Tuesday, along with 1,249 recoveries and 217 fatalities. The latest infections, including five imported and 13,835 domestic transmissions, were documented in 59 provinces and cities, the ministry said, adding that 7,306 patients got infected in the community. Ho Chi Minh City reported 965 of the latest infections, Can Tho City 898, Tay Ninh Province 869, Hanoi 737, Binh Duong Province 645, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 491, Khanh Hoa Province 486, Thua Thien-Hue Province 306, Dong Nai Province 272, Bac Ninh Province 190, Binh Thuan Province 170, Hai Phong City 156, Da Nang 141, Lam Dong Province 100, Quang Nam Province 53, and Quang Ninh Province 37. Vietnam had confirmed 14,591 locally-acquired infections on Monday. The country has detected 1,332,216 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,008,839 of them have recovered from … [Read more...] about Vietnam reports 13,840 additional COVID-19 cases, 1,249 recoveries, 217 deaths
A locked down area in Nguyễn Du Ward, Hai Bà Trưng District, Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Anh HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s coronavirus caseload continues to rise, with 13,840 new infections announced on Tuesday, along with 217 deaths. The national tally now stands at 1,337,523 transmissions, of which 1,332,216 came in the fourth wave of infections that has swept the country since late April. HCM City had the highest number of new cases at 965, followed by Cần Thơ City with 898 and Tây Ninh at 869. The capital Hà Nội reported 737 new infections. The remaining cases were detected in Sóc Trăng (746), Đồng Tháp (697), Bình Dương (645), Bình Phước (640), Cà Mau (615), Vĩnh Long (529), Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu (491), Khánh Hòa (486), Bến Tre (441), Bạc Liêu (434), Tiền Giang (340), An Giang (325), Thừa Thiên Huế (306), Hậu Giang (293), Bình Định (281), Đồng Nai (272), Trà Vinh (254), Kiên Giang (229), Bắc Ninh (190), Nghệ An (179), Gia Lai (178), Bình Thuận (170), Hải Phòng (156), Đà Nẵng (141), … [Read more...] about Việt Nam reports 13,840 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday
Vietnam’s agro-forestry-aquatic product import-export hits over $82bil Vietnam’s agro-forestry-aquatic product exports and imports were estimated at nearly 82.67 billion USD in the first 11 months of this year, up 24.7 percent annually. Of the figure, around 43.48 billion USD was worth of exports, up 14.2 percent while nearly 39.18 billion USD was from imports, up 39 percent, resulting in a trade surplus of roughly 4.3 billion USD, down 56.5 percent year-on-year. The US was the biggest export market of Vietnam with over 11.9 billion USD, or 27.5 percent of the market share. It was followed by China with around 8.4 billion USD, accounting for 19.2 percent, and Japan with nearly 3 billion USD, or 6.9 percent. Share plunge as Omicron worries local investors Vietnamese shares plunged on Friday as the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant dampened investor sentiment, triggering worries about hits to a nascent economic recovery. The market benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 4