'Rock star' doctor tackles virus on California-Mexico border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father si...

Vietnam reports more than 2 dozen new cases, 2nd death

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam reported more than two dozen new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while a second man died of virus complications a day after the country recorded its first death fro...

Vietnam reports 1st coronavirus death in renewed outbreak

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese state media reported on Friday the country's first ever death of a person with the coronavirus as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases....

COVID-19 fighter: Don’t miss out with Việt Nam News’ new app!

HA NOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 31 July 2020 - While countries around the world are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is confidently dealing with new cases, keeping the situation under...

129 Vietnamese virus patients arrive back home from Africa

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A plane carrying 129 Vietnamese nationals diagnosed with COVID-19 arrived in their homeland from Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, with the patients immediately transferred to a ho...

The Latest: South Africa nearing half-million virus cases

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is closing in on a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases as the country posted nearly 300 deaths in a single day. South Africa now has 452,529 cases a...

Asia Today: New cases continue to rise in China’s Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — New coronavirus cases continue to rise in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, with 57 reported on Tuesday. Beijing also reported its first case of domestic transm...

Vietnam locks down its 3rd-largest city as virus cases grow

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam on Tuesday locked down its third-largest city for two weeks after 15 cases of COVID-19 were found in a hospital, the government said. Public transport i...

Vietnam bans wildlife imports, markets amid new health fears

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam announced Friday that it was banning wildlife imports and would close wildlife markets in response to renewed concerns about the threat from diseases that can jump from a...

Virus means Mexican emigrants send fewer dollars to hometown

NEW YORK (AP) — In the weeks he spent flat on his back in his Brooklyn bunk, wracked with pain and struggling to breathe, Axayacatl Figueroa could think of nothing but the small town and the family he...

Emigrants send dollars home to Mexico -- and virus warnings

NEW YORK (AP) — In the weeks he spent flat on his back in his Brooklyn bunk, wracked with pain and struggling to breathe, Axayacatl Figueroa could think of nothing but the small town and the family he...

Vietnam considers resuming flights to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Vietnamese government is considering resuming flights to Taiwan and other destinations amid a slowdown in the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, though repatriatin...

German police find 31 migrants hidden inside Turkish truck

BERLIN (AP) — German news agency dpa says police and customs officers discovered some 31 migrants hidden inside a refrigerated truck near the border with the Czech Republic. The tru...

How pilots acquire 'dubious' licenses in Pakistan

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is once again in hot water after nearly a third of its pilots were suspected of holding fake or "dubious" licenses and dodging exams following inquiries...

British pilot discharged from Vietnam hospital, heading home

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient was discharged from a hospital on Saturday, less than a week after doctors said he was virus-free and ...