Some 248 out of 800 workers staying at the facility of a woodworking company in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Duong in accordance with social distancing requirements contracted the coronavirus, authorities confirmed on Tuesday. All of the 248 patients at Long Viet Veneer Technology Joint Stock Company in Di An City, Binh Duong Province were already taken to hospital for treatment while 40 direct contacts were sent to centralized quarantine facilities. Long Viet was among companies in the southern province that have carried out the ‘three-on-the-spot’ mechanism, in which enterprises and employees must conduct production, have meals, and rest after work at the same place. The company detected the 248 infections about ten days after applying the model. “The number of infected cases is so large that we cannot manage them by ourselves anymore,” the company said in a document calling for immediate action from local authorities. Currently, only 300 out of its more than … [Read more...] about 248 workers following ‘three-on-the-spot’ implementation infected with coronavirus at Vietnamese company
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Illustrative image (Photo: https://laotiantimes.com/) Vientiane (VNA) - The government of Laos has instructed the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to coordinate with localities nationwide to prepare for the reopening of its tourism under “new normal” conditions. Addressing a July regular meeting of the government on July 26-27, Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh asked the transport and tourism ministries to work together to reopen tourism under the new normal in each locality. According to Lao media, the news brings hope to the tourism industry, which had to halt as the second wave of COVID-19 hitting the nation from mid-April. With every province under lockdown by May, airlines were grounded and bus stations closed, leaving the tour operators without hope, just as the ‘Lao Thiao Lao’ domestic tourism campaign had begun making headway. However, the country recorded success in its COVID-19 vaccination campaign with some 14 percent of the population … [Read more...] about Laos prepares for reopening tourism under new normal conditions
A view of Gemalink International Port, the country’s deepest and largest deep-water seaport, at the Cai Mep - Thi Vai port cluster in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province Ba Ria - Vung Tau (VNS/VNA) - The Cai Mep - Thi Vai port cluster in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau is investing in upgrading infrastructure to increase cargo-loading capacity, according to Tan Cang Sai Gon Corporation . The port cluster in the province’s Phu My town is an important international transit port, contributing greatly to the country’s socio-economic development. The corporation said the port cluster had reached over 90 percent of its designed capacity. The upgrade could help operating seaports at the port cluster receive large container vessels and service ships. By 2023, the port cluster’s capacity is expected to increase by 53 percent compared to 2020. In the last five years, the volume of goods passing through the port cluster grew at an average of 20.3 percent per year. In the … [Read more...] about Upgrade expected to raise capacity at int’l port cluster
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City imposed a daily outdoor travel ban from Monday, requiring all residents to stay indoors between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am and only allowing a few cases to go outside. In a document issued on Monday, the municipal People’s Committee required citizens not to go outside from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am the next day. Shops and business establishments must also close during these hours. The restriction, aimed at minimizing traffic density on local streets, is one of the stringent measures the city has recently taken to fight against the serious COVID-19 outbreak. During the outdoor travel restriction, people are only allowed to leave their houses for emergency medical services. Those participating in pandemic prevention and control efforts, as well as reporters, sanitation workers, and people in charge of troubleshooting problems related to electricity, water, telecom systems and technical infrastructure are exempt from the ban. Vehicles transporting essential … [Read more...] about Who are allowed to leave home during outdoor travel restrictions in Ho Chi Minh City?
Vân Nguyễn Nguyễn Văn Tuấn, a resident of Hồ Chí Minh City’s Bình Chánh District, has been out of work for three weeks due to COVID-19 and is struggling to feed his family of four. His company had to close temporarily after tight social distancing regulations were imposed on businesses in the city. “Working from home is a luxury that workers like us can’t afford," said Tuấn. "My wife and I were laid off and lost the primary source of income that we used to pay for food, rent and other expenses.” Now, thanks to new technology, Tuấn and hundreds of others are receiving support. His family is renting a house in an area near Vĩnh Lộc 3 Industrial Zone in Bình Chánh District, home to more than 40 other households, most of whom are workers. Not knowing when they can go back to work due to the complicated developments of the pandemic, the 34-year-old father-of-two looks for help to survive in the time of crisis. After he filed a request for help for 44 … [Read more...] about Tech guru develops a map to help those in need