SINGAPORE -- A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to child. … [Read more...] about Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies: report
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Tropical Storm Linfa is the sixth tropical storm to hit Vietnam in 2020 and made landfall on October 11. Subsequently, Tropical Storm Nangka (Tropical Storm #7) made landfall over northeastern Vietnam on October 14. As of October 15, the flooding had adversely affected over 136,000 households - resulting in at least 40 deaths, injuring 15 people, and leaving 29 people missing, according to the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority and American Red Cross. In addition, 150,000 people have been evacuated and significant impacts on transportation networks and agricultural livelihoods have been reported. USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance partner VNRC is on the frontlines of the response and has mobilized rapid disaster response teams established and trained through ongoing USAID disaster risk reduction programs to support evacuation, search and rescue, and emergency response operations. … [Read more...] about The United States Announces Assistance to Vietnam to Respond to Tropical Storm Linfa
Demand stimulus in the current state of the Vietnamese economy in the short term should come with a pro-consumption policy - PHOTO: THANH HOA Private sector consumption is a major growth driver of the Vietnamese economy. It is all the more important as the Covid-19 pandemic has sent global demand plummeting and countries worldwide imposing travel restrictions. In an economy with a large population, low income, and a high rate of savings like Vietnam, which policy shall be adopted to stimulate demand in a sensible way? … [Read more...] about Demand stimulus: where to begin?
For the first 11 months of this year, exports likely rose 5.3% from a year earlier to $254.59 billion, while imports were up 1.5% to $234.50 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $20.09 billion. … [Read more...] about Vietnam Nov trade surplus plunges to $600 mln, industrial output rises 9.2%
“Due to its excessive mass, the bomb will be left to the discretion of the Ministry of National Defense," Chien told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, quoting the Hanoi Capital High Command. … [Read more...] about Massive unexploded bomb uncovered in downtown Hanoi