Thailand to try alternative COVID-19 vaccination method

Thailand to try alternative COVID-19 vaccination method

NDO/VNA – Doctors in Thailand have been given the go-ahead to start giving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots under the skin, rather than injecting them into muscles, in an effort to strengthen immunity and stretch vaccine supplies. (2 hours ago)


US to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November

  13 hours ago
The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year. 

World powers to meet with Iran at U.N. to push for return to nuclear talks -France

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Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will meet with Iran at the United Nations later this week to try to give fresh momentum to stalled talks over reviving a 2015 nuclear deal, France's foreign minister said on Monday. 

U.N. chief, UK PM increase pressure on leaders for climate change funds

  14 hours ago
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged leaders of the world's major economies including the United States to deliver on their commitments toward a US$100 billion per year climate fund with less than six weeks to go before a U.N. climate summit. 

German Chancellor race enters fierce stage

  14 hours ago
NDO – The candidates running for the position of Chancellor of Germany have just finished their last face-to-face debate. With just one week to go before the general election, the parties are racing against time to win more support from voters in the final sprint. 

Putin thanks Russians for their 'trust' after United Russia election win

  Sep 20, 2021 21:31:49
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday thanked Russians for their trust after the ruling United Russia party that supports him won an emphatic parliamentary majority in an election that lasting three days, from September 17 to 19, due to the Covid-19 epidemic. 

World News in Brief: September 20

  Sep 20, 2021 20:37:34
Indonesia on Monday reported 1,932 new daily coronavirus infections, the lowest since August 2020. 

Vietnam holds high ranking in Global Innovation Index 2021

  Sep 20, 2021 20:30:06
NDO – Vietnam was placed at 44th out of 132 economies around the world in the Global Innovation Index 2021 which was announced by the United Nations' World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) on September 20. 

Thousands flee as lava spewing from volcano on Spain's La Palma island destroys houses

  Sep 20, 2021 15:48:26
Authorities have evacuated about 5,000 people from villages in the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma as lava spews from an erupting volcano, local officials said. 

Philippines to launch pilot plan to resume face-to-face learning

  Sep 20, 2021 15:48:13
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the resumption of face-to-face classes in areas deemed low risk for COVID-19, with up to 120 schools to join a two-month pilot reopening run, his education minister said on Monday. 

Maintaining common peace and stability is the goal for all parties

  Sep 20, 2021 12:43:55
NDO – The advent of a trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific between Australia, the UK, and the US (AUKUS) reflected a particular interest in the region. However, this new alliance also highlighted that the shift in strategic priorities of the countries can lead to disagreements and cause cracks in relations with other close allies. 

Russia confirms safe State Duma Elections

  Sep 20, 2021 12:38:36
NDO - Russian media quoted a source of Russia's Central Election Commission (SIK) as saying that it had recorded foreign interference in Russia's State Duma (or the lower house of parliament) elections. 

Over 229 million Covid-19 cases recorded globally

  Sep 20, 2021 09:07:52
NDO – According to statistics from as of 8am on September 20 (Vietnam time), the world has recorded a total of 229,262,049 cases of COVID-19, of which more than 4.7 million have died. 

China reports 49 new coronavirus cases for Sept 19 vs 66 a day earlier

  Sep 20, 2021 09:00:28
China reported on Monday 49 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland for Sept. 19, down from 66 a day earlier, according to National Health Commission data. 

Laos intensifies pandemic prevention in capital, Malaysia to give booster shots

  Sep 19, 2021 20:47:27
NDO/VNA – Laos has completely locked down four central districts in its capital city of Vientiane in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, while Malaysia has planned to offer booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines to frontline forces and the elderly to increase their immunity.