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Over 20,000 Hanoians Who Visited Da Nang to Be Tested for Covid-19

The mass testing comes as Vietnam races to stem a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus centered in Da Nang.

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With Good Results on Mice, Vietnam Hopes to Trial Covid-19 Vaccine on Humans in 2021

The vaccine is currently being tested on mice.

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New Study Shows Coronavirus Strains in Vietnam's Field Rats, Guano Farms

Data from a study published in July 2020 suggests that, by the time field rat meat reaches restaurant tables, more than half of it is infected with coronaviruses.

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Hai Phong Company Fined $4,300 for Sourcing Water From Dirty Ditch

Liem Son sourced its water from a canal filled with agricultural run-off and passed it off as coming from a thousand-year-old source in the mountains.

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Who Are Vietnam's Most Severe Coronavirus Cases? Where Are They Now?

Vietnam’s total number of COVID-19 infections remains within its healthcare capacity, so critical patients can receive top-level attention from national experts.

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66% of Covid-19 Cases in Hanoi Are Asymptomatic, Health Officials Say

Hanoi officials have warned of increased risk of Covid-19 outbreaks, as it was reported that 66.6% of confirmed cases in the capital were found to be asymptomatic.

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After Lockdown, Bach Mai Criticized Over Clip Showing Doctors Gathering Without Masks

Hanoi’s lockdown order on Bach Mai Hospital was lifted over the weekend, but the hospital is now facing censure over a video that surfaced online.

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Last Coronavirus Patient in Vietnam Tests Negative

All 16 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in Vietnam have now tested negative. 

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Vietnam Continues Nationwide School Shutdown Due to Covid-19

Schools and university campuses were supposed to reopen on February 17 in several provinces.

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Coronavirus Update: Public Schools Close, 8th Patient Confirmed

Vietnam experienced a dramatic weekend related to the coronavirus spreading out of Wuhan, China.

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3 Vietnamese, All Home for Tet From Wuhan, Test Positive for Coronavirus

Three Vietnamese nationals are now being treated for the novel coronavirus (nCoV).

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Vietnam's 2nd Coronavirus Patient Recovers; Doctors Suspect Inter-Human Transmission

The fast-spreading illness has had a limited impact on Vietnam thus far, but doctors are concerned that this could change.

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Being Human: Facing the Black Mirror of Technology Addiction

The second edition of ‘Being Human,’ our new series dedicated to mental health, focuses on the growing issue of technology addiction.

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New Draft of Medical Treatment Law to Require Foreign Doctors to Speak Vietnamese

Foreign medical professionals working in Vietnam might be required to learn Vietnamese in the future.

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Fourth Person Dies of Swine Flu This Year, Dozens Quarantined

A Buddhist nun in the Central Highlands died of swine flu on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths caused by the disease this year to four.

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Vietnam Among Top 15 Countries With Lowest Average Height, Official Says

All heights are beautiful.

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As Percentage of People Over 60 Hits 11.9%, Vietnam Prepares for Aging Society

The percentage of people over the age of 60 in Vietnam has hit 11.9% of the population and is expected to rise to 25%, or 27 million people, by 2050.

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[Video] A Poignant Insight Into the Life of an Undocumented Young Man

What is life like for those who weren't registered at birth, and therefore lack an official identity, even as an adult?

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Vietnam Sees Over 300,000 Abortion Cases Annually, Health Ministry Says

Despite improving maternity health, high abortion rates remain one of Vietnam’s biggest challenges.

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New Draft Decree Requires Alcohol Ads to Include Health Warnings

The oft-debated new draft Law on Preventing Alcohol's Harmful Effects has seen new proposals from the Ministry of Health.