Air quality has improved in several cities in March and April due to social distancing measures, according to the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA).
Only 31 out of 470 foreign visitors currently staying in HCMC wish to return to their home countries, while most of the remainder want to remain in the city even though the social distancing order is still in place to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.
The Special ASEAN Summit via video conference on April 14, 2020 has issued a declaration.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc granted an interview on the outcomes of the Special ASEAN and ASEAN+3 Summits on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
VOV.VN -Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged ASEAN and its three partner countries show solidarity to overcome this difficult time while chairing the ASEAN+3 Special Summit on COVID-19 Response on April 14, with the the participation of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (RoK), alongside the leaders of 10 ASEAN members.
VOV.VN - Australian news website 7news.com.au ran an article on April 13 noting that through decisive early action, extensive testing, vigorous quarantining, and social unity, Vietnam has so far been able to negate the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as seen in Europe and the United States, despite sharing a border with China.
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has recently written an article on ASEAN cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, in which he described solidarity as the grouping’s strength in the combat.
VOV.VN - As a proactive and responsible member, Vietnam has stepped up close cooperation with many countries across the globe and stays ready to share its experience in epidemic prevention and control.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has sent a letter to the overseas Vietnamese community, calling on them to remain unanimous and stand side by side with the homeland in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is strong support among the Vietnamese public for addressing the root causes of COVID-19 and potential future novel zoonotic disease outbreaks caused by illegal wildlife hunting, trade and consumption, a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) survey found.
VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has sent a message to the virtual conference of health ministers of the WHO western pacific region: "Stand in solidarity to combat COVID-19".
VOV.VN - The Vietnamese Government has handed over 500 “Made-in-Vietnam” COVID-19 test kits to Indonesia to help the country early detect the virus and contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Topics related to social distancing and news from the Health Ministry are top topics that interst Vietnamese internet users amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
VOV.VN - The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a number of activities for people around the world to do in order to stay healthy whilst remaining at home during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Belarus has prepared scenarios and measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Ambassador Pham Hai.
VOV.VN - Every country, including Vietnam, has implemented measures to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. The kindness, responsibility, and humanity Vietnam has shown in fighting the disease has elevated its status internationally.
Vietnam and the World Health Organisation are in common on treatment regimens for COVID-19 patients. However, the country has its own innovative features when applied in practice.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said that any act of discrimination against foreign tourists would be strictly punished.