Since the first cases were reported back in February, Việt Nam has done a tremendous job in containing the COVID-19 pandemic, evidenced by global lows in both case count and deaths, as well as a heightened sense of normalcy among the population.
Analyst's Pick: The sharp increase in COVID-19 cases outside China signals a new phase in the fight against the novel coronavirus spreading which have already been damaging the world economy.
The Perfume Pagoda Festival, Việt Nam's oldest, biggest and longest-running festival, has officially been opened but due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the number of visitors has dropped sharply.
An abrupt decision to close all schools in more than two dozen localities to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus late on Sunday night has caught parents off guard, forcing many to desperately seek for an alternative to their childrens’ daycare.
Departments of education and training, schools, English centres and hotels are taking preventive measures against the spread of the deadly coronavirus which has killed 213 in China as of Friday.
The UN health agency on Thursday declared an international emergency over the deadly novel coronavirus from China -- a rarely used designation that could lead to improved international co-ordination in tackling the disease.