When an F0 is detected, the whole Bluezone community will receive his or her ID code. The app in each user’s device will then scan this code in the contact history. In case of finding the exact code in that history, the user will receive a warning message that he or she has become an F1. … [Read more...] about Made-in-Vietnam Bluezone encouraged nationwide to help fight against Covid-19
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On a brighter note, while there are no positive signs regarding revenue in supply chain and logistics, up to 62 per cent of companies in this sector maintain their workforce and only 7.69 per cent of companies suffer 21-40 per cent layoffs. Other sectors where most companies did not let go of employees are IT (55 per cent) and finance and insurance (54 per cent). … [Read more...] about How does business prepare for the ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 across Vietnam?
According to Deputy Director of VSI Tran Dinh Lieu, more than 15.2 million people joined social insurance in the January-July period. Over 12.7 million people had unemployment insurance, and more than 85.9 million health insurance, or 88.8 percent of the population. … [Read more...] about Businesses owe nearly $900 million in social insurance premiums because of COVID-19
The push to continue divestments of SOEs in the second half of 2020 is welcome news and in line with the goals set out by the Government. It creates exciting opportunities for both foreign and local investors and addresses the issue of the slow equitisation programme, much slower than the Government’s plan. The slow pace of implementing the equitisation programme has often been a point of critique by international investors and political and economic observers. While the timing may appear difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other global uncertainties, it makes a lot of sense to accelerate the equitisation programme. … [Read more...] about Equitising State-owned enterprises to boost growth amid COVID-19
These people often have 3-4 underlying diseases such as heart problems, diabetes and renal failure. They all have to use ventilators and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Five among them are staying at Hue Central Hospital, two at Danang Lung and Respiratory Diseases Hospital, five at Hoa Vang Medical Central in Thua Thien-Hue Province and two at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi. At the consultation, experts discussed the best treatment regimens for the patients. Danang Hospital has been asked to take measures to ensure hygiene for the working environment to avoid cross-infection. According to the experts, around 10% of medical staff globally have been infected by Covid-19. However, to date in Vietnam, only some 20 medical staff have contracted the virus. The hospital also needs to make preparations to receive patients again when being allowed. Dr Luong Ngoc Khue, head of Department for Medical Examination and Treatment, said that hospitals should send … [Read more...] about 18th Covid-19 patient dies, dozens in critical condition