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Vietnam PM asks major cities to prepare for lockdown to stop virus

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:29 PM

Vietnam’s prime minister on Monday asked major cities to prepare for possible lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases in the [...]
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Vietnam bans big gatherings, cuts flights in coronavirus battle

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam will limit domestic flights and stop public gatherings for two weeks from Saturday in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the government said in a [...]
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Asia virus latest: China epicentre starts to reopen, security talks off

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: Wuhan eases travel rules Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first [...]
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Vietnam orders non-essential businesses to close for 2 weeks

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s government on Friday ordered all non-essential businesses to close for at least two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Prime minister [...]
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Vietnam to stockpile 190,000 tonnes of rice amid virus outbreak

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s general Department of State Reserves plans to have 190,000 tonnes of rice in storage by June 15 to ensure the country has enough food amid the Covid-19 [...]
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Vietnam’s Covid-19 cases rise to 169

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Saturday (March 28) morning confirmed six new cases of novel coronavirus infection, one Danish and five Vietnamese, bringing the total [...]
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Vietnam aims to keep number of coronavirus cases in country under 1,000

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam is aiming to keep the number of coronavirus cases in the country under 1,000, the government said, as the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country [...]
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Food security concerns stoked as exporters curb sales, importers buy more

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Global food security concerns are mounting as some governments contemplate restricting the flow of staple foods with around a fifth of the world’s population under [...]
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Asia virus latest: Thai state of emergency, Tokyo urged to stay home

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 2:15 PM

Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - Thai state of emergency begins - A state of emergency came into force in Thailand [...]
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Vietnam PM Orders Cut in Flights From Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 2:13 PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered the transport ministry to cut the number of flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to other Vietnamese cities from March 28 as the [...]
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Vietnam to halt signing new rice export contracts until March 28

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam will suspend signing new rice export contracts until March 28 at the earliest under a review to ensure domestic supplies are sufficient during the coronavirus [...]
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Vietnam quarantines tens of thousands in camps amid vigorous attack on coronavirus

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam has sent tens of thousands of people to quarantine camps as waves of overseas citizens return home to escape a coronavirus pandemic spreading in Europe and the United [...]
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Vietnam health ministry reports rise in coronavirus cases to 134

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s health ministry reported an additional 11 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the Southeast Asian country’s tally to 134, though it reported no deaths. [...]
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Hanoi to close all non-essential services to fight coronavirus

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, has ordered a limit on public gatherings and shut down all non-essential services until further notice as part of measures to curb the spread [...]
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COVID-19 pandemic puts WHO back in hot seat

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The UN’s health agency has faced criticism in the past for overreacting and for moving too slowly in fighting epidemics, but it has rarely faced as much scrutiny as [...]
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