VN proposes ASEAN nations join hands in tackling nCoV 10:05 | 05/02/2020

VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc suggested ASEAN nations join hands in coping with the novel coronavirus (nCoV) epidemic  during his phone call with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on February 4.

nCov update: Gov’t chief calls for prompt solutions to reduce negative impacts on economy 18:56 | 04/02/2020
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said international organizations like the WHO and UNICEF spoke highly of Viet Nam’s measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) epidemic.
10th nCoV patient confirmed 16:36 | 04/02/2020
VGP - The Ministry of Health on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the 10th nCoV patient who had close contact with another friend already tested positive for the virus.
56 provinces, cities delay school reopening 16:28 | 04/02/2020
VGP – The number of provinces and cities decided to delay school reopening increased to 56 out of 63 amid fear of novel coronavirus spread.
Second nCoV patient discharged from hospital 15:52 | 04/02/2020
VGP – Chinese tourist, Li Zichao, became the second nCoV patient in Viet Nam discharged from hospital after 14-day treatment at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
VN to quarantine all travellers from coronavirus-affected areas 21:10 | 03/02/2020
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday ordered quarantine of all travellers who come from or transit through the novel coronavirus (nCoV) affected areas in China amid fear of fast spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic.
50 localities postpone school reopening for fear of novel Coronavirus 17:59 | 03/02/2020

VGP – As of February 3, 50 out of 63 provincies and cities have decided to postpone school reopening in a bid to prevent the novel Coronavirus spread, according to the Ministry of Education and Training. 

8th nCoV infection case confirmed 14:04 | 03/02/2020
VGP – The Ministry of Health confirmed the 8th novel Coronavirus infection case in Viet Nam on Monday morning.
HCMC hands out 100,000 free face masks to tourists 14:17 | 02/02/2020
VGP – Some 7,000 free face masks were handed out to tourists on Sunday morning in Ho Chi Minh City as the novel Coronavirus epidemic has claimed 305 lives and sickened 14,556 others.
7th nCoV case confirmed in Viet Nam 09:37 | 02/02/2020
VGP – The Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed the 7th novel Coronavirus infection case in Viet Nam.