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Vietnam successfully develops quick coronavirus test kit
Scientists from the School of Biotechnology and Food Technology under Hanoi University of Science and Technology have developed a novel coronavirus (nCoV) test kit which provides results in 70 minutes instead of four hours like the current method.
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Vietnam declares novel coronavirus epidemic

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 1 signed Decision No.173.QD-TTg, declaring the acute respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus (nCoV) an epidemic in Vietnam.Go »
Overseas Vietnamese gather for Tet celebrations

The Vietnamese Consulate General in San Francisco recently held a grand meeting for overseas Vietnamese to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) as the biggest traditional festival is just around the corner.Go »
Apricot blossoms in Binh Dinh ready for Lunar New Year

Nhon An commune in Binh Dinh province is considered the home of apricot blossoms in the central region. With favorable weather, farmers are looking forward to a bountiful season.Go »
Economic milestones of Vietnam in 2019

One of the fastest economic growth rates in the region, the signing of free trade and investment protection deals with the EU, and the Politburo’s first-ever resolution on foreign investment attraction were among the top 10 economic events of Vietnam in 2019.Go »
Foreign language programme for officials, civil servants approved

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a foreign language programme for state officials and civil servants from 2019-2030.Go »
Central Vietnam scrambles to strengthen dykes, evacuate residents as storm Nakri nears

South central Vietnam rushed to fortify embankments and evacuate people Saturday, with Nakri, expected to be the strongest storm of the year, looming large.Go »
Vietnam strives to have yellow card on IUU fishing removed

A European Commission inspection team will visit Vietnam early next month to assess Vietnam’s efforts to follow EC recommendations on fighting illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.Go »
Vietnamese, Cambodian PMs chair conference reviewing border demarcation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen co-chaired a conference in Hanoi on October 5 to review land border demarcation and marker planting work of the two countries in the 2006 – 2019 period.Go »
Experts condemn China’s violation of international law in East Sea

Over 50 experts from research institutes and universities in the Czech Republic gathered at a recent workshop in Prague on resolving disputes in the East Sea.Go »
PM approves rice aid for flood-hit residents

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to provide 2,000 tonnes of rice from the national reserve as food aid to residents in the central provinces of Quang Binh and Ha Tinh who suffered from serious flooding.Go »
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