Hanoi (VNA) – All member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have recorded COVID-19 infections. In the face of the pandemic’s complex developments, Vietnam, in its capacity as ASEAN Chair in 2020, has been actively promoting the bloc’s common efforts and cooperating with partners in the fight against the disease. Promoting ASEAN’s cohesion and responsiveness As ASEAN Chair this year, Vietnam has been working closely with other members to promote the group’s readiness to respond and mitigate the outbreak’s impacts, reflecting a truly “cohesive and responsive” ASEAN. On February 14, after consulting with other ASEAN leaders, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued the ASEAN Chairman’s Statement on ASEAN Collective Response to the Outbreak of COVID-19, in which regional leaders highlighted the association’s priority to deal with the disease and urge the international community to support … [Read more...] about Vietnam joins hands with ASEAN battle against COVID-19
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Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - There is strong support among the Vietnamese public for addressing the root causes of COVID-19 and potential future novel zoonotic disease outbreaks caused by illegal wildlife hunting, trade and consumption, a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) survey found. About 90 percent of 1,000 Vietnamese people who responded to the survey last month said they were very likely or likely to support efforts by governments and relevant ministries to close all illegal and unregulated markets and restaurants that sell wildlife. While questions remain about the exact origins of COVID-19, the World Health Organisation has confirmed it is a zoonotic disease, meaning it jumped from wildlife to humans. Illegal wildlife markets and restaurants are considered potential sources of disease transmission from wildlife to people. A total of 15 percent of respondents in Vietnam said they or someone they knew had purchased wildlife for consumption in the last … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s public supports closing wildlife markets: WWF survey
Prof Teo says that if reported global coronavirus cases are a fair reflection of its real spread, "many countries still have a window of opportunity to really try to prepare", by ring-fencing their vulnerable or overcrowded communities and "trying to minimise anyone who has the disease interacting with communities". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Should the world worry about Singapore’s virus surge?
Namib desert dunes, Namibia. Viewers are able to enjoy several interactive 360-degree images from some of the giant dune ridges in Namibia. The tour also includes the iconic Deadvlei, a salty clay backdrop to blackened dead acacia trees. Moreover, viewers can enjoy the sight of mist around the Skeleton Coast and a starlit scene that highlights the Milky Way. … [Read more...] about Son Doong cave among 10 best virtual tours of natural wonders