MB Group - a generous benefactor during pandemic By Van Ly MB Group vice chairman and general director Luu Trung Thai presents VND10 billion to a representative of the Hanoi government - PHOTOS: MB GROUP As the Covid-19 pandemic has been hitting many parts of the country, many enterprises have stepped up their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to give a helping hand to the community. MB Group is not an outsider to the trend, making significant contributions to the country’s fight against the pandemic. Donating VND40 billion to buy Covid-19 vaccines Contributing to the Hanoi government’s Covid-19 vaccination program, Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MB), an arm of MB Group, on June 19 donated VND10 billion to help the city combat the pandemic. At the program “Hanoi joins hands to combat the Covid-19 pandemic,” jointly held by the municipal government and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Hanoi, MB Group vice chairman and general … [Read more...] about MB Group – a generous benefactor during pandemic
HCMC has officially allowed F1 cases to quarantine at home since July 17. The new policy is implemented with modern technologies. Face recognition The F1 (close contacts of infected person) home quarantine is being implemented on a trial basis in HCMC with the VietNam Health Declaration (VHD) app. This is also the solution chosen by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for migrant medical quarantine. Luu The Anh, Deputy Director of Viettel Solutions, the app developer, said that home quarantined people are required to check in with face recognition at certain moments of the day for medical declaration. There are schedules for medical workers or local policemen to supervise home quarantine. Singapore is applying a similar solution. The developer is joining forces with the HCMC Healthcare Department to apply the solution in localities before the solution is applied nationwide when MOH officially allows F1 and F0 (infected person) cases to quarantine at home. Quarantined people … [Read more...] about Which technologies are being used to supervise home-quarantined people?
India and Vietnam are ranked among the top five countries globally to be hit by Android/FakeAdBlocker malware, according to ESET, a Slovak internet security company headquartered in Bratislava. Vietnam is the country with the most android malware attacks in the Asia Pacific region, reported Techwire Asia.com. The country is one of the fastest-growing economies in the ASEAN region. With fast growth, increased tech usage has also seen more mobile devices enter the market. There are 61.3 million smartphones in Vietnam, making the country among the top 10 users of smartphones after China, India, Indonesia, and Japan, it said, adding that the increase in the number of mobile devices also led to increasing cybersecurity concerns. Mobile devices are vulnerable to cyberattacks and continue to be targeted by cybercriminals, and can be easily affected by malware via apps, emails, and even text messages, according to the website. Android/FakeAdBlocker is an extremely … [Read more...] about Vietnam is one of the top 5 targets of Android malware
Workers at a company in HCM City live temporarily in tents to ensure safety while maintaining production. — Photo tuoitre.vn Many HCM City companies that had to close down after some of their workers were found to be infected with COVID-19 have got approval from authorities to reopen after their on-site lodging facilities for workers and epidemic prevention plans were verified. After closing down for almost 10 days as seven workers were found infected, Nidec Vietnam at the Saigon Hi-Tech Park with 6,000 employees has resumed operations though output is less than 10 per cent of normal. With 475 employees, including security guards and canteen workers, staying on-site, the factory is focusing on producing important models and urgent orders. Luu Kim Hong, chairman of the company's trade union, said after first detecting four infections on July 7, the company stopped production to isolate, trace and test all employees. When the number of cases reached seven, the SHTP management … [Read more...] about HCM City factories seek to remain open by complying with COVID-prevention regime
Isolating COVID-19 patients at home helps to reduce pressure for health establishments. — Photo giadinh.net.vn HCM City is the first locality in Việt Nam to pilot a new scheme allowing asymptomatic COVID-19 patients to quarantine at home. In a recent interview with the Việt Nam Government Portal, Doctor Trương Hữu Khanh, Head of HCM City’s Paediatrics Hospital No 1’s Infectious and Nervous Diseases Department talks about the scheme amid increasing cases of COVID-19 in HCM City. In this context, how does the new scheme help to reduce the workload at health establishments? The health system is being overwhelmed and it could lead to negative consequences. If there are too many patients, we may fail to ensure proper care for all of them and this may make some cases become more severe. Meanwhile we also have to focus our resources on the most severe cases. Allowing us to reduce our workloads by allowing isolation at home is a feasible solution. What needs to be prepared … [Read more...] about Home quarantine offers hope for hospitals in need of beds