No new Covid-19 case was recorded Wednesday morning, marking day 27 straight that Vietnam has gone without community transmission of the disease. The nation’s Covid-19 tally has remained at 288 since last Thursday, with active patients down to 36 after three relapsed patients, all Brazilian, were discharged on Tuesday. The remaining 252 have all recovered.As of Wednesday, Vietnam has not...

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...

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...

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...