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A visual insight into world pandemics

A visual insight into world pandemics' history

00:13 | 20/03/2020

Infectious diseases have spread for ages as an unavoidable result when humans have spread across the world. Even in modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every outbreak have reached pandemic level as the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) does. Some of history's most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to COVID-19, are visualized below. 

WHO warns of global shortage of medical equipment to fight coronavirus

WHO warns of global shortage of medical equipment to fight coronavirus

19:59 | 04/03/2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus and asked companies and governments to increase production by 40% as the death toll from the respiratory illness mounted.

How long can coronavirus survive on surfaces?

How long can coronavirus survive on surfaces?

09:33 | 04/03/2020

As the new coronavirus spreads quickly around the world, U.S. health officials say they are "aggressively" assessing how long it can survive on surfaces to better understand the risk of transmission.

Two growth scenarios amid coronavirus outbreak

Two growth scenarios amid coronavirus outbreak

23:48 | 05/02/2020

Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung mentioned two growth scenarios for the country amid the coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak, during a press conference in Hanoi on February 5 following the government’s monthly meeting.

Hot and humid weather may end nCoV: Experts

Hot and humid weather may end nCoV: Experts

17:17 | 05/02/2020

While we are learning more about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) daily, questions are being raised about its rapid spread. One possibility is that this development could be related to climatic conditions, CNA citied opinions of Assistant Professor Jyoti Somani and NUS and Professor Paul Ananth Tambyah from Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

HCM City plans field hospitals to cope with nCoV

HCM City plans field hospitals to cope with nCoV

00:04 | 04/02/2020

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has underlined the need to build field hospitals in response to the acute respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV).

Coronavirus prevention drill held in Hue

Coronavirus prevention drill held in Hue

22:52 | 02/02/2020

A drill on preventing the acute respiratory disease casued by a new coronavirus (nCoV) was held at the Hue Central Hospital in Phong Dien district, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on February 2.

North of Vietnam reports no cases of acute pneumonia caused by nCoV

North of Vietnam reports no cases of acute pneumonia caused by nCoV

18:05 | 24/01/2020

At present, there are currently no reported cases of acute pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus (nCoV) in the north of Vietnam, according to a statement made by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology at an urgent meeting held on January 24.

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