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Entries for July 2020

Has Vietnam banned the wildlife trade to curb the risk of future pandemics?

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(July 28, 2020)   -   On July 23rd 2020 the Vietnamese Government released Prime Minister’s Directive No. 29 on urgent solutions to manage wildlife. Whilst this Directive No. 29 is a positive development, it is not the game-changer that is being reported by some in the global media and that is urgently needed to prevent future zoonotic pathogen outbreaks such as that we are experiencing today.