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Vietnam approves Cuba’s Abdala Covid-19 vaccine as country battles deadly outbreak

Vietnam has approved Cuba’s Abdala vaccine for use against the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst outbreak of the pandemic. Abdala becomes the eighth Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in Vietnam, which has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the region, with only 6.3% of its […]

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Vietnam and Taiwan brace for twin tropical storms

Vietnam and Taiwan are bracing for twin tropical storms which are expected to make landfall over the coming days, with typhoon Chanthu strengthening into a Super Typhoon in the past 24 hours. Taiwan has issued a sea warning on Friday for Super Typhoon Chanthu, known as Kiko in the Philippines, which is currently expected to […]

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Vietnam’s covid-19 restrictions adds concerns to global coffee supply

Vietnam’s covid restrictions have added concerns to global supplies of coffee. The exporting hub of Ho Chi Minh has been kept under tough travel restrictions after a surge in cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Vietnam is a major producer of robusta, the bitter tasting bean used in instant coffee and some espresso […]

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Mysterious ‘Havana syndrome’ delays Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to Vietnam

US Vice-President Kamala Harris’s flight to Vietnam was delayed by several hours due to an “anomalous health incident” with similarities to so-called Havana syndrome, reports say. The mysterious syndrome first affected people at the US embassy in Havana in 2016 and may be caused by directed microwave radiation. Ms Harris was in Singapore ahead of […]

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Vietnam police arrest businessman for making and selling hundreds of fake Covid-19 test certificates

Police in Vietnam arrested a businessman for making and selling hundreds of fake negative COVID-19 test certificates, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst outbreak yet. A new wave of infections since late April has forced the country to impose movement restrictions in a third of its cities and provinces, many of which require […]

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Vietnam puts Hanoi under lockdown to curb Covid-19 infection spread

Vietnam has imposed a 15-day lockdown in the capital, Hanoi in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus infections. The lockdown order, which was issued late on Friday, bans the gathering of more than two people in public. Only government offices, hospitals and essential businesses are allowed to stay open. The centre of the […]

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Vietnamese student accidentally leaves camera on while being intimate during online class

The pandemic pushed offices and educational institutes virtual as ‘work from home’ and online classes became the new normal. This has resulted in some bizarre incidents. In one such incident, a university student was caught in the act with his partner during an online class. This incident was reported from Ho Chi Minh city of […]

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Magawa: Hero rat retires five years after sniffing out landmines in Cambodia

Magawa the “hero rat,” whose work sniffing out landmines in Cambodia won him a medal for life-saving bravery, is retiring after a distinguished five-year career. The African giant pouched rat has found 71 landmines and 38 items of unexploded ordnance during his service, according to APOPO, the mine-clearing non-governmental organization that trained him. His work […]

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Vietnam begins mass testing new cluster linked to religious mission after detecting hybrid of variant found in India, UK

Vietnam began mass testing risk groups in Ho Chi Minh City and introducing new social distancing measures. The efforts come in response to a new cluster linked to a religious mission. Vietnam has had relative success in controlling the virus but cases have been rising over the past weeks. Over the weekend, officials warned of […]

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Vietnam detects hybrid UK-Indian Covid-19 strain that spreads ‘quickly’ by air

Vietnam has detected a hybrid Covid variant that appears to be a combination of the Indian and UK variants and can spread quickly through the air, officials say. Vietnam’s Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long described the newest mutation “very dangerous”. Viruses mutate all the time and most variants are inconsequential, but some can make a […]

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Honeybees surround their nests with chicken poo, buffalo dung to prevent giant hornet RAIDS

Honeybees collect and smear animal faeces around their nests to prevent deadly raids by giant hornets. Researchers in Vietnam say the finding is the first to document the use of “tools” by honeybees. The bees used chicken poo, buffalo dung and even human urine to defend their hives. Honeybees, in decline worldwide, play a critical […]

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Typhoon Molave triggers landslides; dozens buried, missing, dead in Vietnam

Typhoon Molave triggered landslides that killed at least 18 people and left 38 missing in central Vietnam. Vietnam deployed hundreds of soldiers and heavy machinery on Thursday to search for survivors after landslides. Ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.7 million residents, state media said Thursday. […]