Daily Archives: August 14, 2020

Hai Duong city imposes social distancing measures after three COVID-19 cases confirmed

  Social distancing regulations have been imposed across Hai Duong city in the northern province of Hai Duong as from 0:00 on August 14 after three COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the locality.   Under a decision signed by the Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee earlier the same day, the measures will last for

National mourning held for former Party leader Le KhaPhieu

  The respect-paying ceremony for former General Secretary of the Party Central Committee Le KhaPhieu started on August 14 at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi, Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City and 25B Hall in the late leader hometown of ThanhHoa.   Party General Secretary and President Nguyen PhuTrong sent a wreath

Over 340 Vietnamese citizens flown home from Angola

More than 340 Vietnamese citizens were flown home from Angola on a flight of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 13.   The flight was arranged under cooperation of Vietnamese and Angolan authorities.   Passengers included children under 18, the elderly, pregnant women, the ill, workers with expired contracts and no accommodation, and those

Emergency declared as landslides occur in Hanoi

  The Hanoi People’s Committee has announced an emergency situation as landslides have occurred along rivers in the capital city.   In Chu Minh commune, Ba Vi district, landslides occurred along 250 metres of the Hong (Red) River’s west bank and 300 metres of the dyke along the river. The landslides cracked the walls and

Lao Cai launches legal procedures against 4 foreign illegal immigrants

Border guards in the northern border province of Lao Cai on August 14 decided to start legal procedures against a case who organised illegal immigration into Vietnam.   Earlier on July 29, the local force arrested a group of people, including four Lao nationals, who were trying to illegally cross the border area in Ban

Vietnam helps Bangladesh, Sri Lanka fight COVID-19

Empowered by the Prime Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung on August 14 presented medical equipment worth 60,000 USD as a relief package of the Vietnamese Government and people to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to support their fight against COVID-19.   The Vietnamese official said the pandemic is developing complicatedly in many countries in

Over 350 Vietnamese citizens from Japan flown home

  Over 350 Vietnamese citizens from Japan were brought home safely on August 14.   The flight was arranged by the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Japanese authorities.   Passengers were mostly children aged below 18, the elderly, pregnant women, the sick, workers whose labour contracts expired, those without