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Holy Week 2021: Vatican issues guidelines for Catholics amid ongoing COVID-19 restrictions

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued guidelines on Wednesday for the celebration of Holy Week this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Religious organizations in An Giang strictly observe guidelines for Covid-19 prevention during Lunar New Year

Religious practices in An Giang province have strictly observed preventive measures issued by relevant authorities during the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) 2021.

Politburo, Secretariat of Party Central Committee hold first session

The Politburo and Secretariat of the 13th-tenure Party Central Committee held their first session in Hanoi on February 18 to discuss key tasks for the first quarter and the policy for purchasing and using COVID-19 vaccines.

Hanoi’s relic sites shut down amid Covid-19 outbreak

Relic sites and religious venues in the capital city of Hanoi have been closed in response to the local authorities’ closure request to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Localities ramp up COVID-19 prevention measures

Hanoi authorities met online with grassroots leaders on Wednesday to ramp up their efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, including scaling up testing.

PM requests purchasing COVID-19 vaccine in February

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has ordered the health sector to conduct all necessary measures to make COVID-19 vaccines available in Vietnam this month either through purchasing or from UN organisations.

Ash Wednesday at home for many Christians

Although churches are allowed to open in England and Wales, many Christians are today marking Ash Wednesday from home.

Top leader offers incense to late Kings, martyrs at imperial citadel

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng offered incense in commemoration of late Vietnamese Kings, heroes, martyrs and those who rendered their services to the nation at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in the capital city of Hanoi on February 17.

Hanoi closes street eateries and cafes as of today

The city’s authorities have decided to close street eateries, sidewalk iced tea shops and cafes as well as relics, temples and religious sites to avoid public gatherings to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.

No new COVID-19 infections recorded on February 17 morning

Vietnam reported no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases from 6pm on February 16 to 6am on February 17, keeping the country's total number of infections at 2,311.

Huong Pagoda Festival suspended to curb spread of COVID-19

Hanoi’s outlying My Duc district was ordered to suspend the annual Huong Pagoda Festival and stop receiving visitors in an attempt to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chử Xuân Dũng has said.

Prime Minister pays tribute to King Quang Trung

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on February 15 offered incense in tribute of King Quang Trung at the Dong Da Mound in Hanoi, a special national relic site which reportedly witnessed one of the most famous battles in Vietnam’s history of fighting invaders.

Government religious committee official extends Tet greetings to President of VBS’s Executive Council

Director of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA)’s Southern Religious Affairs Department Trà Quang Thanh on January 27 visited and met with Most Venerable Thích Thiện Nhơn, President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council, ahead of Lunar New Year (Tet) 2021.

Ha Tinh Diocese extends Tet greetings to Quang Binh provincial government

Bishop Paul Nguyễn Thái Hợp of Ha Tinh Diocese paid on February 8 a visit to the provincial government of Quang Binh, ahead of the lunar New Year (Tet) 2021.

Leaders present Tet gifts to policy beneficiaries nationwide

Leaders paid visits and presented gifts to policy beneficiaries, workers and poor households nationwide on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival 2021.

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