Health ministry launches new coronavirus website and app

February 09, 2020 - 11:46

The Ministry of Health officially has launched a new website to share vital and accurate information over the coronavirus outbreak.

The interface of the new Sức Khỏe Việt Nam (Việt Nam Health) application that was launched by the Ministry of Health and the Viettel Military Group’s Viettel Business Solutions on Saturday.  — VNS Photo Thanh Hải

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health officially launched a new website on Saturday to share vital and accurate information of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The site can be found via the ministry’s information portal,

It will act as the health sector's main channel to provide official information on guidelines and activities of the health sector, assistance information, and instructions on disease prevention for people and the community.

On the same day, the health ministry in collaboration with the Viettel Military Group’s Viettel Business Solutions also introduced an Smartphone app called Sức Khỏe Việt Nam (Việt Nam Health).

It is available on Android and iOS platforms for both smartphones and tablets. Along with providing updated epidemic information, the application also provides a self-assessment guide for 2019-nCoV infection. If there is a risk of infection, users can send information to health facilities in their living areas for instructions on self-isolation.

The new information channels are expected to provide accurate, comprehensive and diverse information for the people as well as physicians and health workers in efforts to actively respond to the novel coronavirus epidemic situations, repel fake news and false rumours.

Vingroup, on February 8, announced that the whole system of 79 Vincom shopping centres has taken drastic measures to prevent the spread of the disease and provide safe and convenient shopping space for customers.

All shopping centres are sprayed with disinfectant chemicals in all public areas, including booths and offices. At the same time, all contact surfaces in public areas, such as escalator handrails, lobby door handles, toilet doors, elevator buttons, will be cleaned by chemicals every two hours during operation time.

In addition, Vincom also conducts a full body temperature check on all Vincom employees and staff before beginning their shifts. Security guards equipped with masks and gloves will be present at all doors of the department store to open the door for customers and to check the temperature of customers.

The Khánh Hòa Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Centre for Disease Control of the province and the Nha Trang Tourism Association has inspected screening and disease prevention activities in hospitality facilities in the province, including the Vinpearl Nha Trang Resort last Friday.

As on February 9, the Ministry of Health announced that Việt Nam has recorded the 14th case of novel coronavirus infection. — VNS