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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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
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