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Vietnam reports 50 more COVID-19 infections, all schools in Hanoi closed

Asia A health worker takes a swab sample from a resident amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Hai Duong province, Vietnam, on Jan 28, 2021. (Photo: Manh Minh/VNA/Handout via Reuters) 31 Jan 2021 08:08PM(Updated: 31 Jan 2021 08:24PM) HANOI: Vietnam reported on Sunday (Jan 31) 50 new COVID-19 infections, most linked to a new outbreak that began on…
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January 31, 2021
Vietnam

Vietnam retains top leader, shuts Hanoi schools in COVID-19 battle

Published January 31, 2021 6:54pm By KHANH VU and PHUONG NGUYEN, Reuters HANOI — Vietnam's ruling Communist Party re-elected its 76-year-old chief Nguyen Phu Trong for a rare third five-year term on Sunday, as the Southeast Asian country battled its biggest coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic began. Trong, who emerged…
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January 31, 2021
Vietnam

Vietnam re-elects party leader Trong after secretive congress

By AFP     Jan 31, 2021 in World Vietnam's ruling Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong was re-elected Sunday -- a victory that makes him the most powerful leader in decades -- but his win was overshadowed by a serious coronavirus outbreak in the country. Trong, a 76-year-old pro-China…
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January 31, 2021
Vietnam

French-Viet woman’s agent orange fight

Activists have gathered in Paris to support a French-Vietnamese woman who is suing companies that made Agent Orange, a substance used by US troops during the Vietnam War. Tran To Nga, a 78-year-old former journalist, described in a book how she breathed in some Agent Orange in 1966, when she…
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January 30, 2021
Vietnam

Vietnam OKs vaccine, cuts short congress

Vietnam has approved its first coronavirus vaccine and cut short a key ruling Communist Party meeting as it battles its biggest flare-up yet of COVID-19, state media reports. The new outbreak, in a country of some 98 million people that has been highly successful in curbing the spread of the…
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January 30, 2021