In the last three months of 2020, women worked 0.8 percent more hours than in the same period in 2019, while men worked 0.6 percent more, it said in a new report. "Those employed women who worked longer hours than usual possibly wanted to make up for the income losses in the second quarter," Valentina Barcucci, ILO Vietnam labor economist, said. "Such additional hours made the double burden heavier to carry, as the time spent by women on household chores remained disproportionately high." Woman face multiple and persistent inequalities and carry a disproportionate double burden of work and family responsibilities, the report stressed. "They spend twice as many hours on household work than men." Women spend an average of 20.2 hours a week cleaning the house, washing clothes, cooking and shopping for the family, and family care and childcare, while men spend 10.7 hours. Nearly 20 percent of men do not spend any time on these activities at all. The report said more than 70 … [Read more...] about Covid-19 widens gender inequality at workplace: ILO Vietnam
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Hà Nội to re-open religious establishments, relic sites on March 8 Mekong Delta provinces step up COVID preventive measures as 2 test positive in Đồng Tháp Community-based COVID-19 prevention teams work hard during pandemic PM asks for rapid COVID-19 vaccination distribution Hải Dương conducts large-scale testing for COVID-19 from Feb 24 Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long at Friday meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn HÀ NỘI — Vaccinations using the recently-imported AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are expected to start on Monday, Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long informed a meeting of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Friday. The first batch comprising over 117,600 doses of the vaccine manufactured in the Republic of Korea (RoK), arrived in Việt Nam on February 24 . After holding working sessions with the producer, Việt Nam has obtained an … [Read more...] about Việt Nam to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on March 8: Health minister
Vietnam is expected to secure 90 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 and has already announced a list of target groups eligible to receive the first available shots. The Southeast Asian country received its first COVID-19 vaccine shipment on February 24 – a batch of 117,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical company, and the University of Oxford. The Ministry of Health said last week that the country aims to obtain 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of the year, including 30 million through the COVAX scheme co-led by WHO, 30 million through AstraZeneca, and the rest through negotiations with U.S. producers. Talks were also taking place to secure Russia’s Sputnik V jab, the ministry added. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested the Ministry of Health to begin COVID-19 vaccination for prioritized groups by the end of this week. As soon as the proper logistics are in place, vaccinations will … [Read more...] about What COVID-19 vaccine is available in Vietnam and who can get it?
Vietnamese steel and mechanical enterprises have felt a critical impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese steel and mechanical enterprises have felt a critical impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a gloomy market and sharply declining orders , and are in need of further support from the Government. A wide range of steel companies reported sluggish manufacturing and low transaction numbers due to project delays as a result of social distancing measures. The Vietnam Steel Association (VSA) said that steel consumption has fallen as the construction sector has cooled, while the transportation of goods and materials to northern localities like Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Hung Yen, and Quang Ninh has faced challenges from new virus epicentres in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh. Preparations for pandemic prevention and control and the arrangement of logistics at steel plants, particularly the Hoa Phat steel complex in Kinh Mon district, Hai … [Read more...] about Steel, mechanical firms in struggle for survival amid COVID-19
The first dose of Covid-19 vaccines will be given to Vietnamese people on March 8, according to the Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long. Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long speaks at an online meeting on March 5 During an online meeting on March 5, Long said it would take a while to gather the vaccine due to high demand and short global supply of the vaccine. The vaccines are also being rapidly produced. Reports from the manufacturers and evaluation boards show that they have protective antibodies against the virus for six months to a year. "We'll buy vaccines from other countries while keeping pushing for a locally-made vaccine," Long said. "This is our long-term plan." After receiving the certificate for 117,000 doses of Covid-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca on March 3, the ministry will hold a training course about receiving, storing and using the vaccine on March 6 and start giving the vaccine on March 8. The first doses will be given to front line workers at … [Read more...] about Covid-19 vaccinations begin from March 8