Vietnam to suspend incoming international flights to Hanoi over COVID

The international airport of Vietnam’s capital will suspend inbound flights from abroad beginning Tuesday, the country’s aviation body announced, as it grapples with a fresh wave of virus outbreaks. A “temporary suspension of receiving international flights” will begin at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport from 1 June at midnight until 7 June, the Civil Aviation … Read more

Vietnam reports first community virus in almost three months

Vietnam reported its first local transmission of COVID-19 in nearly three months on Monday (30 Nov), with officials scrambling to prevent a wider outbreak in the country’s most populous city. The communist nation was applauded earlier this year for controlling the pandemic with strict restrictions on movement, extensive quarantine measures and a robust track-and-trace regime. … Read more

Civil society organisations call on Vietnam govt to end the harassment and intimidation of Huynh Thuc Vy

In a joint statement on Thursday (27 Aug), FORUM-ASIA and 18 undersigned civil society organisations condemned the ongoing intimidation against human rights defender and prominent blogger Huynh Thuc Vy and urged the Government, as the Chair of ASEAN, to end the practice of using judicial harassment to intimidate human rights defenders. Huynh Thuc Vy, a … Read more