Bold investments to sustain the region’s physical and economic well-being are imperative. The Survey advises policymakers to protect the economic health of the region with measures that support affected businesses and households and prevent economic contagion. To tackle COVID-19 in developing Asia-Pacific countries, the Survey also calls for an estimated increase in health emergency spending by US$880 million per year through to 2030. Fiscal support will be crucial in enhancing health responders’ ability to monitor the spread of the pandemic and caring for infected people. ESCAP is also calling on Asia-Pacific countries to consider setting up a regional health emergency preparedness fund. … [Read more...] about Asia-Pacific response to COVID-19 and climate emergency must build a resilient and sustainable future
Air pollution and its causes
In comparison to Italy the population of Việt Nam is larger, 100 million compared to 60 million. Việt Nam has a much younger average age, which might decrease the severity of an outbreak. However, most households have several generations which make it more difficult to protect the elderly, who are more venerable. In addition, the proportion of healthcare personnel and hospital beds per capita in the Vietnamese healthcare system is much less, central hospitals normally are over-crowded resulting in patients often having to share beds. Considering the consequences of a generalised Covid-19 epidemic the forceful preventive measures taken by the Vietnamese authorities are crucial. … [Read more...] about A deadly mix of Covid-19 and superbugs may be the cause of high death rates in Italy – could this also happen in Việt Nam and can it be prevented?
Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO), a subsidiary of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, said a man on its flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao Island opened an exit door when the plane had landed and was taxiing to its parking space. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese flight delayed for hours after passenger opens emergency exit
Three other component projects of the expressway -- Mai Son-Highway 45, Highway 45-Nghi Son and Phan Thiet-Dau Giay sections -- had earlier been changed from PPP to public investment projects. Therefore, all 11 subprojects of the North-South Expressway, which require a total investment of VND118.7 trillion, are now public investment projects. … [Read more...] about North-South Expressway subprojects transferred to public investment
Social policy beneficiaries and those who have rendered services to the State during the revolution and wards receiving merit payments will be given an additional VNĐ500,000 ($21.8) each month in April, May, and June. There are about 4.135 million people who fall under this category. … [Read more...] about Hà Nội earmarks $28.2m for the poor amid COVID-19 pandemic