Vietnam, Singapore discuss travel facilitation in new normal

VOV.VN - Vietnam and Singapore will resume travel in a new normal as soon as the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is brought under control in their respective countries.

They will also share experience and increase cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, including COVID-19 vaccine production.

The agreement was reached during talks virtually held on November 15 between Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long and his Singaporean counterpart Ong Ye Kung.

The two ministers briefed each other on the COVID-19 developments in their countries, and emphasized that Vietnam and Singapore are close partners with their bilateral relationship developing strongly and comprehensively.

Long said Vietnam has basically controlled the fourth wave of the pandemic, but the virus is recurring in some localities.

He said Vietnam is speeding up COVID-19 vaccinations for its people, including children aged 12 to 17. Approximately 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide.