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6 migratory bird species in Vietnam face extinction

The number of birds that migrate through Vietnam has dropped significantly in recent years and six of them are on the verge of extinction. The six species that are currently in a critical state are spoon-billed sandpiper, Nordmann’s greenshank, great knot, far Eastern curlew, Chinese egret and Saunders’s gull, said …

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Japan to allow mass tourism, but only in tour groups

Japan to allow mass tourism, but only in tour groups

Japan announced this week it will reopen to tourists from 36 countries starting June 10, ending a two-year pandemic closure, but travelers will only be allowed in with tour groups. The decision comes after the government last week said it would test allowing small group tours with visitors from the …

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HCMC plans border temperature scanners to detect monkeypox

HCMC is ramping up health surveillance measures and preparing responses after the monkeypox outbreak has spread to more than 20 countries. The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health Thursday requested the municipal Center for Disease Control (HCMC CDC) to use body temperature scanners at the city’s border gates and …

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