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Khmer ethnic communities are celebrating their traditional New Year Festival – Chol Chnam Thmay – at home this year from April 13-16 instead of visiting pagodas as part of the national effort to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Twelve localities deemed to have high risk of COVID-19 spread will continue to implement social distancing measures under Directive 16 of the Prime Minister to April 22 or 30, or even longer, if infections continue to be detected.
On the occasion of Easter, Hoa My Evangelical Chapter under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) in Da Nang city held from April 9-15 a charitable program for providing free meals to disadvantaged people in the city.
A British man previously declared recovered from COVID-19 has tested positive again.
Religious organizations throughout the country have sofar strictly applied preventive measures and made practical contributions to the Covid-19 prevention and control.
Two more people living in Ha Loi Village, Hanoi’s Me Linh District have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the national count to 262.
Religious organizations throughout the country have continued applying preventive measures against the Covid-19 epidemic and making practical contributions to the Covid-19 prevention and control.
The social charity board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s executive committee and Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh city held on April 12 a charitable program for sending supports to locals of Phuong Quy Parish located in Kon Tum city.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has sent a letter to the Khmer ethnic people, congratulating them on the traditional Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) festival.
In Ha Tinh province, responding to a call from the provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, the executive committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in the province donated 30 million VND to the fund set up for gathering supports for fighting the nCov epidemic.
No U.S. Catholic bishop has been associated more closely with religious liberty than Archbishop William Lori and he has a message for Catholics who think the current suspension of the sacraments due to the COVID-19 pandemic is a violation of religious liberty: It’s not — and to argue otherwise puts lives at risk.
A delegation led by Acting Director of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA)’s Southern Religious Affairs Department Trà Quang Thanh paid on April 8 a visit to Candaransi pagoda located in Ho Chi Minh city on occasion of the Chol Chnam Thmay Festival of Khmer people.
The Chairman of the Episcopal Council of Vietnam and bishops have instructed Catholic dignitaries and followers to implement Covid-19 disease prevention measures recommended by the government and healthcare agencies. Religious followers have practiced their religion with a sense of community responsibility.
A delegation of Hoang Phuc Pagoda located in My Thuy commune of Quang Binh province’s Le Thuy district’s, paid on April 6 a visit to a quarantine center set up in the district for preventing the spread of nCov pandemic.
The GCRA on April 7 issued a dispatch to the provincial-level committee for religious affairs of the country’s provinces and cities, regardingthe implementation of the Prime Minister’sdirective on the nation-wide social distancing.