PM wants MOH to facilitate firms to access Covid-19 vaccines The Saigon Times A police officer gets a shot of the Covid-19 vaccine. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered the Ministry of Health to give instructions and make it easy for firms and localities to access Covid-19 vaccine sources - PHOTO: VNA HCMC - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered the Ministry of Health to give instructions and make it easy for firms and localities to access Covid-19 vaccine sources. The ministry was told to assume responsibility for helping firms import Covid-19 vaccines into Vietnam, monitoring the quality of vaccines, granting licenses and helping with the vaccination process. The prime minister’s order was issued after many firms and organizations proposed the Government allow them to negotiate with international drugmakers to buy Covid-19 vaccines on their own to give free shots to residents. They also expected to be allocated the vaccines after contributing to the … [Read more...] about PM wants MOH to facilitate firms to access Covid-19 vaccines
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PANO – Articles, recently published on some domestic and international websites, requested the omission of Article 88 in the Vietnam Penal Code in 1999 (amended and supplemented in 2009), arguing that this article violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that Vietnam signed and tramples on freedom, democracy and human rights. They also asked to free immediately those who call “prisoners of conscience”. This is an irrational request. On May 16 th , 2013, Long An Provincial People’s Court opened the first instance trial on the case of Dinh Nguyen Kha and Nguyen Phuong Uyen for “conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”. Photo: catphcm.bocongan.gov.vn Article 88 in Vietnam’s Penal Code regulates violations in conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Accordingly, propaganda acts against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam include: a) Propagating against, distorting and/or defaming the people’s … [Read more...] about Article 88 of the Penal Code goes in line with international laws and Vietnam’s reality
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?
Illustrative image Credit growth targets The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has just approved adjustment of credit growth targets for 2021 for a number of domestic commercial banks. Some banks have adjusted credit growth for the whole year by 14% to 15%, compared to the highest level of 10% to12% granted at the beginning of the year. Specifically, the SBV has agreed to allow MB to adjust the maximum credit balance until the end of 2021 from 10.5% to 15% at the request of the bank. Vietcombank has also increased credit from 10% to 14%, VPBank from 8.5% to 12.1%, Sacombank from 6.5% to 10.5%, Techcombank from 12% to 17%, Eximbank from 6.5% to 10%, VIB from 8.5% to 14.1%, and even TPBank was allowed to raise the credit room to 17.4%. The credit limit of many banks was raised in the context that it was only the first half of the year, but many banks were about to run out of room. According to a six-month business result report, Vietcombank credit has increased by 9.8%, MB by 10.5%, … [Read more...] about Credit limit increase will support economy