Financials were the top gainers, with PT Bank Central Asia Tbk climbing 4.4% The Philippine benchmark closed up 4.2%, with gains in big cap conglomerates SM Investments and Ayala Land boosting the index. … [Read more...] about SE Asia Stocks: Up as global equities cheer slowing virus; Vietnam surges 5%
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital, 10 days after he tested positive for coronavirus. He was expected to remain there overnight for what Downing Street described as "routine tests" The Queen has said the UK "will succeed" in its fight against the pandemic, in a rallying message to the nation In the UK's daily coronavirus briefing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he "cannot rule out further steps" being introduced in terms of social distancing - but that none are imminent Hours later,Scotland's chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, resigned after it emerged she had visited her second home, despite the lockdown measures Italy reported that 525 people had died in the previous 24 hours - the lowest daily figure since 19 March Another 674 people died in Spain - the lowest daily death toll in over a week Millions of Indians have turned off their lights for a nationwide candle-lit vigil, heeding a call for unity as the country battles coronavirus A … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Trump voices hope for ‘levelling-off’ in US hotspots
After lunch and a nap, I feel a little less tired. The afternoon is for studying. I am a student at the Foreign Trade University in Hanoi. After completing my junior year, I accessed a transitional program (top-up) to study at the University of Huddersfield in England. I had been at Huddersfield only two months when the school announced temporary closure and a switch to online classes until the end of July. During this period, students will have a three-week Easter break, starting March 30. After July, students will commence summer break before starting a new semester in September. As such, I do not have to go to school for five months and with the lockdown about to be applied in England, I had decided to go home, as soon as I can. … [Read more...] about Staying Covid-19 positive a pandemic task
As the representatives in Vietnam of the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA Vietnam) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Vietnam), we are responding to these calls for action in close partnership with the Government of Vietnam. Our organisations collaborate with the Government to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Vietnam, and two years ago KOICA and UNDP formed a strong partnership with the Ministry of National Defence to address the legacies of war. As part of the Korea-Vietnam Mine Action Project we are already engaged in all aspects of mine action. These include surveying and clearance to free up land; risk education to reduce new casualties; customised assistance to accident survivors; data management; as well as overall support to the Government in policy making and capacity strengthening. … [Read more...] about Removing all landmines and unexploded ordnance in Vietnam by 2030, can it be done?
Policies also look at promoting employers’ access to credit and encourages them to pay adequate salaries to employees with labor contracts who have been forced to temporarily cease working because of the coronavirus outbreak. If employers are still unable to pay salaries even when they have received soft loans, the draft policies also encourage them not to fire affected workers. … [Read more...] about Hanoi earmarks US$28.2 mln for the poor amid COVID-19