HÀ NỘI — According to a directive from the Prime Minister, social distancing will be applied nationwide for 15 days starting from April 1, in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, and only factories, businesses and service establishments producing and providing essential goods and services are allowed to remain open. … [Read more...] about Which businesses will remain open during national social distancing?
Phạm Khánh Phong Lan, head of the city's Food Safety and Hygiene Management Authority, has instructed people’s committees in all 24 districts to inform food trade establishments, enterprises and individuals delivering goods about the need to carry out to preventive measures such as wearing masks and washing hands with sanitisers. … [Read more...] about HCM City to strictly manage delivery of goods
Hanoi (VNA) – Russian radio Sputnik has lauded the Vietnamese Government’s prompt response to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, especially its decision to declare a nationwide epidemic and social-distancing order. The radio quoted experts as saying that the nationwide epidemic announcement at a time when the number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam stands at only more than 200 has demonstrated the government’s timely reaction. The declaration has helped the government, agencies and people make preparedness for the disease combat, experts said, adding that the announcement at such an early date has also enabled the government to use strict quarantine measures in order to curb the spread of the pandemic. Thanks to the decision, Vietnam has completely barred imported cases via roads, waterways, air and sea routes, the radio said. According to Sputnik, Vietnam has done well in the disease control, quarantine and … [Read more...] about Russian radio praises Vietnam’s COVID-19 prompt response
As of Wednesday morning, Việt Nam had reported 212 infections. One of the five latest cases is a worker at Trường Sinh Company which provides catering services for Bạch Mai Hospital, and a female cook in Long Biên District who was in contact with the 163rd patient. — VNS … [Read more...] about Hà Nội on first day of nationwide social distancing
Linh Hoa, a staff member at Lotte Dao Tan, told VIR that customers are almost exclusively residents of the apartment building where the store is located. Previously, Lotte had been a favoured shopping destination for tourists, especially from South Korea, with 50 per cent of its revenue coming from this customer group. However, since the pandemic broke out, both footfall and purchases have plunged. … [Read more...] about Retailers implement creative quick fixes to drum up custom