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?
A senior citizen is about to receive COVID-19 Moderna vaccine in Ho Chi Minh City's District 11. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the Minister of Health to continue to direct and support localities and businesses to access global COVID-19 vaccine supplies, according to a document issued on July 27 by the Government Office. The request was issued following proposals from companies and organisations seeking permission to negotiate and import vaccines to provide free vaccinations for the population. The Ministry of Health is responsible for state management of vaccine quality, licensing, storage and organisation of vaccination in a timely, scientific, safe and efficient manner. The Minister of Health said the ministry has collaborated with all ministries, departments and sectors and encouraged all localities , companies and units to participate in seeking COVID-19 vaccine supplies for import. The ministry will adopt policies to … [Read more...] about Localities, firms facilitated to access global COVID-19 vaccine supplies
A man has been fined after he was caught on camera spitting and throwing away his face mask inside the elevator of an apartment building in Hanoi. An official from the People’s Committee in Yen Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Wednesday afternoon that the administration had imposed a VND4 million (US$174) on Hoang Van B., 31. B. was charged for failure to wear a face mask in public and failure to dispose of his used face mask properly. The man was summoned to the ward-level police station earlier the same day for a working session, during which he admitted to his wrongdoings. B. also had his samples collected for COVID-19 testing. “If he tests positive for the novel coronavirus, we will consider charging him criminally,” the official said. At around 10:30 am on Tuesday, B. and two other men walked into an elevator inside Home City Apartment Complex, situated in Yen Hoa Ward. The two men were wearing face masks, while B. was … [Read more...] about Hanoi man fined for spitting, throwing away face mask inside condo building elevator
Vietnam accounted for three out of the top five projects honored at the Social Business Creation 2021 competition, its organizers announced on Monday. Along with Vietnam, Mexico and Argentina each had one project highlighted at the competition, which was organized by HEC Montréal, a public Canadian business school, and Professor Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner. These five projects have been awarded the 'Impactful Social Innovative Concepts' prize. Among Vietnam’s three winners, 'Nanoneem' is a research project on herbal-based biopesticides for green agriculture, aimed at serving forest preservation and supporting communities in remote areas. The project, which got the highest mark in the competition’s seminal round, at 91 out of the 100 marks, is developed by Dr. Duong Nguyen Hong Nhung, a lecturer at the biotechnology faculty of International University in Ho Chi Minh City, her students, and some other students from the Foreign Trade University in the same … [Read more...] about Three Vietnamese projects earn awards at ‘Social Business Creation 2021’ contest
Many Hanoi residents were still seen keeping on with their outdoor routines on Tuesday, including exercising and fishing, despity the city still undergoing a 15-day social distancing period that bans all non-essential activities. The current Directive No. 16 on COVID-19 prevention and control, which was introduced last Saturday, requires non-essential businesses to close and city dwellers not to leave their houses except for food, medicine, emergencies or duties at essential businesses such as state agencies, factories, essential shops, and service providers. However, as witnessed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper correspondents on Tuesday, many Hanoi dwellers were still out on the streets, including Nguyen Dinh Thi Street in Thuy Khue District, where checkpoint officers at its two ends proved insufficient to curb fishing, bicycling, and jogging in the area. In the meantime, fishermen and joggers were also seen keeping up with their outdoor routines in Yen Phu Ward, Tay Ho … [Read more...] about Flouting movement restrictions, Hanoi residents push on with fishing, outdoor exercise