Violating COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control regulations in Ho Chi Minh City is punishable by a fine worth up to VND40 million (US$1,730). Due to the increasingly serious developments of the pandemic, the municipal People’s Committee issued directive No. 10 on Saturday evening to enforce stricter virus prevention and control measures, namely shutting down unofficial markets, limiting public gatherings to three people, and suspending public transport. Hefty fines are to be imposed on violators to make sure these regulations are obeyed. A VND1-3 million ($43-130) fine has been authorized for those who fail to wear face masks in public places. Participating in a gathering of more than three people in public is punishable by a fine worth VND10-20 million ($434-869) for each offender. Failure to comply with authorities’ order to shut down non-essential businesses and unofficial markets is punishable by a VND10-20 million ($434-869) fine. Those who fail to report a … [Read more...] about How are violators of COVID-19 preventive measures penalized in Ho Chi Minh City?
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For thousands of years, people have built their great metropolises right up against the contours of coasts, in estuaries and deltas, confident of the ebb and flow of the tides. Domination of the seas allowed many coastal cities to become trading powerhouses and cultural melting pots. But now that strength is becoming a liability as climate change swells the oceans, redrawing the map and putting hundreds of millions at risk. That's the warning of an unpublished draft report by the UN's climate science advisory panel, seen exclusively by AFP , which outlines the vast and urgent climate threats facing the planet. From the air, you can see the problem. In city upon city, office towers, warehouses and homes crowd the water's edge as if they are jostling to take a dip, major roads hug the shore, landing strips jut dauntlessly into the frothing waves. These cities are on the "frontline", the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says. "Difficult choices will … [Read more...] about Coastal cities face their mortality on the climate ‘frontline’
An additional 116 more Covid-19 patients have just been confirmed over the past six hours, raising the total number of patients in the country to 14,232, the Ministry of Health reported on Thursday evening. According to the ministry's report, 126 of the newly-confirmed patients are locally-transmitted cases most of whom were detected in quarantine sites or areas under lockdown in some localities including 61 in Ho Chi Minh City, 20 in Danang, nine in Tien Giang, nine in Bac Giang, eight in Phu Yen, five in Nghe An, two in Bac Ninh, and one each in Thai Binh and Hai Phong. As of Thursday evening, 10,936 locally-transmitted cases have been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country on April 27, including 5,527 in the virus epicentre of Bac Giang. The outbreak has so far spread to 45 cities and provinces nationwide. With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 14,232 including 12,506 locally-transmitted cases. As of 6 pm … [Read more...] about 116 new Covid-19 infections confirmed, Thursday counts rise to 285
Doctors examine a diabetes patient at the Tue Tinh Hospital in Hanoi. (Photo vutm.edu.vn) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The Ministry of Health’s Medical Services Administration (MSA) and the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam will continue a strategic collaboration on education on diabetes and other non-communicable diseases for the 2021-2023 period. With support of Novo Nordisk in Vietnam, the collaboration will focus on capacity building and technical updates for healthcare professionals via virtual courses. It will strengthen disease awareness education for patients and the public on diabetes and other non-communicable diseases via a website on diabetes at http://daithaoduong.kcb.vn. It will also further facilitate collaboration, best practice and information sharing to improve quality of care for diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. “Currently, the whole country and the health sector are fighting against the 4th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. People at high risk during a … [Read more...] about MSA, Danish Embassy sign health education collaboration
The public wants more simplified administrative procedures and a shorter processing time. The rate of public satisfaction towards the performance of administrative units nationwide reached 85% in 2020, showcasing a steady improvement from the rate of 81% recorded in 2017. Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra at the launch. Photo: Le Son Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra revealed the result at the launch of the 2020 Satisfaction Index of Public Administration Services (SIPAS) on June 24, assessing the performance of public services in 16 fields in 63 provinces from citizen’s perspective, including the issuance of land use rights certificate, environment, driving, transportation, construction, and husbandry. “While there have been no significant improvements in the highest score over the years, the lowest score witnessed a sharp rise from 67.70% in 2017 to 75.68% in 2020,” noted the minister. According to Tra, from over 35,000 respondents in … [Read more...] about Public satisfaction for performance of administrative units at 85%: Survey
The index stayed in the green for most of the morning session, but moved into the red as it was about to end. It began the afternoon session with a surge to the 1,384-range before dipping back into the red. It rebounded in the last hour of trading to close with a 2.85 points gain. Trading value on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), on which the index is based, dropped 12.5 percent to VND18.48 trillion ($803.65 million), the lowest since April 29. The bourse saw 112 tickers gain and 274 lose. The VN30 basket comprising the index’s 30 largest capped stocks saw 14 tickers in the green. Top gainers Thursday session were tickers of two real estate firms, Phat Dat Real Estate Development and Novaland Group. PDR of Phat Dat Real Estate Development rose 3.4 percent, ending three consecutive sessions in the red. The ticker has risen over 112 percent so far this year. NVL of real estate developer Novaland Group grew 2.7 percent to a new peak. It has grown over 139 percent since … [Read more...] about VN-Index gains after fluctuating session