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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Tags: wildlife trade
Has Vietnam banned the wildlife trade to curb the risk of future pandemics? Has Vietnam banned the wildlife trade to curb the risk of future pandemics?
On July 23, 2020, the Prime Minister issued Directive 29 on urgent solutions to manage wildlife. This has been largely reported in the global media as a widespread ban on wildlife trade in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is killing thousands of people globally and causing major impacts to livelihoods, society, and economies across the world. COVID-19 is understood to have originated in wildlife, most probably in a market selling live wildlife in China[1]. The conditions that lead to the emergence and transmission of these zoonotic pathogens to humans are also prevalent in Vietnam. It’s time to change the current approach to regulating the trading and use of live wildlife for the wellbeing and survival of all on this planet.
PM calls for joint efforts against nCoV PM calls for joint efforts against nCoV
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked ministries, agencies and localities to stay vigilant to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (nCoV).
Vietnam ready to join in building strong resilient ASEAN: PM Vietnam ready to join in building strong, resilient ASEAN: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc gave an interview to The Nation newspaper of Thailand while attending the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on June 22 and 23, highlighting Vietnam’s willingness to join other members to build a strong and resilient ASEAN.
Vietnam UK issue Joint Statement Vietnam, UK issue Joint Statement
Vietnam and the United Kingdom issued a Joint Statement on the occasion of Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh’s official visit to the UK on October 9-10.
US President agrees to completely lift arms embargo on Vietnam US President agrees to completely lift arms embargo on Vietnam
The United States of America (US) is fully lifting its fifty-year-old ban on lethal weapon sales to Vietnam, announced US President Barack Obama on May 23.

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