Vaccine passports – the future?, illustration photo, source: internet At the end of December, thousands of Europeans received the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine after the company received authorisation in the EU. Since then, other countries such as the US, Israel, the UAE, Bahrain, India, and several Asian countries, including Vietnam, have also started to receive or order vaccines to prepare for mass vaccination programmes. This has awakened optimism about an end to the pandemic and the idea of a vaccine passport. A heated discussion Some parts of the world, such as the Seychelles, Cyprus, and Romania, have begun to remove quarantine requirements for visitors who have been vaccinated. In early January, Denmark also announced that it would issue vaccine passports to citizens within the next three to four months. To get digital vaccine passports, Danish citizens will have to declare their medical and vaccination status on a government-issued app. … [Read more...] about Vaccine passports – the future?
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Authored by Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh, the book is divided in five chapters providing a brief introduction to Vietnam and Russia; President Ho Chi Minh, who laid the foundation for the establishment of the bilateral ties; the relations between Vietnam and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the 1950-1990 period; the Vietnam – Russia ties during the 1991-2011 period; and from 2011 until now. The publication features more than 700 photos and documents on the bilateral cooperation across the vast fields of politics, economics, defence-security, culture, education, science-technology, and people-to-people diplomacy. The book also quotes opinions and memories of leaders, researchers, and historical witnesses from the two countries. Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh said that he came up with the idea of penning a book on the great friendship between Vietnam and Russia quite a long time ago, with the aim of further promoting the special … [Read more...] about Book chronicling 70 years of Vietnam-Russia ties launched
Three conditions are needed to make online teaching more common in Vietnam: parents’ support, teachers’ capability of shifting to new teaching methods and students’ readiness for a new style of interaction. Phuong Hoai Nga, MA in Psychology, from The Olympia Schools, said that parents are worrief about online teaching because they don’t have confidence in the teaching method. In fact, any form of teaching would be ineffective if three subjects of the process – students, parents and teachers – don’t have common purposes. Parents think their children cannot concentrate during online lessons. But in fact, they may lose concentration even in offline classes. Nga, though understanding parents’ worries, still believes that it is necessary to popularize online teaching, which is a growing tendency in the world, instead of discontinuing it when the pandemic is contained. “Why don’t we teach and study online if parents have necessary conditions to support their children, teachers … [Read more...] about Education Ministry considers more online teaching for Vietnam
The use of plastic bags and products in traditional markets and shops continues to plague Hanoi. Household waste, stored in plastic bags, is piled in Hoang Van Thai Street, Hanoi. Phạm Huy, a small trader in a traditional market in Long Biên District, said plastic bags and products were selling in large quantities in local markets because they were not only cheap but also convenient. It costs VNĐ30,000 (US$1.3) per roll of 100 plastics bags and VNĐ20,000 ($0.8) for 50 plastic cups, he said. Huy said the number of people shopping at the market was very large and most of them asked for plastic bags. Few people carried their own bags to the market. “If we do not use plastic bags, we have nothing to store things for our customers,” he said. An owner of a food shop in Quán Thánh Street, Ba Đình District, said his customers often asked for takeaway food in plastic containers. Although he knew of the impacts of plastic bags and products on the … [Read more...] about Plastic bags and products still plague Hanoi