Jean-François van Boxmeer, chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, commented: "Obviously, the key focus for us is on running the company through the current unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, with our first priority being the health and well-being of our people. At the same time, we are preparing for the future with these appointments. I am very pleased with Dolf’s choice of Jacco van der Linden leading our Asia-Pacific region, and Soren Hagh leading our Europe region from June 1, 2020. Jacco and Soren have an outstanding track record delivering strong business results, and they both have great leadership, people, and commercial skills. We are confident that Jacco and Soren will be very valuable in our executive team, and in leading the business and respective teams in their regions." … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 4
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A Chinese national flag flies at half-mast to mourn for martyrs who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and compatriots who died of the disease in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, April 4, 2020. — XINHUA/VNA Photo … [Read more...] about China pauses in memory of virus victims and ‘martyrs’
VN education ministry agrees to cut back teaching programs due to school closure The Ministry of Education and Training has allowed education departments to cut curricula taught in primary, secondary and high schools due to the prolonged school closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about How are foreign teachers earning their living in the COVID-19 crisis?
The decision also requires decreases in fuel prices based on the world ones, study on the possibility to reduce and defer payment for electricity and water supply bills for individual and businesses, study on the adjustment of insurance-related provisions for labourers who are laid off due to the pandemic, and the postponement of social insurance payment for affected businesses. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News
The importance of vaccine to prevent Pertussis cannot be overemphasized. It may not prevent it entirely but it has shown to decrease the duration and severity of the disease. People of all ages need the Pertussis vaccine, including infants as early as six weeks old, pre-teens, and adults including pregnant women. This is due to the inability of the vaccine to provide long-term immunity. Data shows that protection after immunisation wanes after 4-12 years. The reason behind giving Pertussis vaccine among pregnant women is that they will be able to pass on their antibodies to their newborn who remains unprotected until they start their primary immunisation. – Family Medical Practice. … [Read more...] about Whooping cough: an under-recognised disease