Ministries, ministerial-level agencies, government agencies, people’s committees of centrally-run cities and provinces, health facilities, organizations, and individuals must strictly follow directions from the Party Central Committee Secretariat, the Politburo, the Prime Minister, and the National Steering Committee for Preventing and Combating COVID-19. … [Read more...] about PM officially declares national COVID-19 epidemic
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the meeting - PHOTO: VGP HCMC - Unemployed people or workers forced to leave their jobs due to the coronavirus will receive VND1 million per person per month from April to June from the government’s VND30-trillion aid package, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a meeting on March 31. … [Read more...] about Government announces VND30 trillion aid package for coronavirus-hit people
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade has been coordinating with relevant ministries and departments to complete all necessary procedures for the ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). According to the ministry, the European Council on March 30 passed a decision to ratify the EVFTA, which was approved by the European Parliament on February 12. This decision is the final legal step under the EU’s internal approval procedure, which is expected to pave way for the deal to come into force, the ministry said. Once ratified by the Vietnamese National Assembly in May this year, the deal will officially take effect, it added. Under the agreement, Vietnam will cut 65 percent of import tax on EU commodities right after the deal takes effect, while the rest will be erased over a 10-year period. Meanwhile, the EU will cut more than 70 percent of tariffs on Vietnam's commodities right after the deal takes effect, while the rest will be abolished … [Read more...] about Ministry implements procedures for EVFTA ratification
Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Public Health announced on April 1 the launch of a fanpage called “Bo Y Te” (Health Ministry) on Lotus, a Vietnamese social network platform, on March 15, in order to promote recommendations on tackling COVID-19. The ministry’s official fanpage will publish directions from the Government, the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, and the ministry relating to the pandemic and provide updated information on the situation in Vietnam and around the world. The launch of the fanpage expresses the ministry’s determination to intensify communications activities to raise public awareness about the pandemic. Subscribers to the official fanpage must download the Lotus app from the Appstore or CH Play on mobile phones or tablets, or visit https://lotus.vn/w. As of March 30, 15 days after its creation, the fanpage had nearly 5,100 followers and had received thousands of comments each day./. … [Read more...] about Health Ministry announces official fanpage on local social network
Food production and processing of food, pharmaceuticals, medicines, medical supplies and equipment for epidemic prevention and national security and defence. Supplying electricity, water, environmental sanitation; livestock, poultry, aquaculture farms; factories supplying clean water, garment factories producing medical masks, factories producing bottled water and juice. In addition, factories and enterprises having to complete orders signed before April 15 will also be allowed to operate. The above-mentioned cases of production and business activities must ensure strict observance of labour protection, wearing masks, keeping safe distance, and at the same time applying solutions to prevent epidemics at the grassroots level, and ensure workers' health. … [Read more...] about Which businesses will remain open during national social distancing?