HCMC's Hospital of Tropical Diseases, where Covid-19 patients are being treated
The Health Ministry confirmed no new Covid-19 case Sunday morning, marking Vietnam going 24 days free of community transmission. The nation’s infection tally stood at 288, with the latest infections being 17 Vietnamese citizens repatriated from UAE last Thursday evening. Currently, 241 have recovered. Of the remaining 47 active cases, 13 have tested negative twice or more. Vietnam has more...

On April 27, the Government of Myanmar issued its Economic Relief Plan to Mitigate the Economic Impact from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The plan aims to improve the economic environment and ease the strain on businesses and households. The Economic Relief Plan outlines seven broad goals (for example, “Ease the Impact on the Private Sector”) supported by 76 action plans covering a range of...

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Vietnamese ICT (Information and Communications Technology) firms have witnessed Covid-19 decrease revenues by 30-90 percent as foreign customers cancel or delay orders. Since March, the number of contracts from Europe have fallen by 60-70 percent, while, since April, those from Asia dropped 30 percent, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications. As customers from the...

Workers produce anti-bacterial masks
Vietnam's Covid-19 record could make it an attractive investment destination as economies seek to make their supply chains less dependent on China. Despite a population of over 96 million and sharing a land border with China, Vietnam has recorded only 288 Covid-19 cases so far and zero deaths. Meanwhile, China, where the disease was first reported last year, has recorded nearly 83,000 cases and...

World IP Day
Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. World IP Day 2020 puts innovation – and the IP rights that support it – at the heart of efforts to create a green future. Why? Because the choices we make today will shape our tomorrow. The earth is our home. We...