Ever since Bien Hoa Town in southern Dong Nai Province enforced social distancing guidelines, Hoang Minh Vu has spent every morning fishing by the river. But every fish he caught, he returned it back to the water. "Sitting in one place allows me to reflect and have a clearer overall view of everything around me," said the 37-year-old. Hoang Minh Vu does some reading while fishing on the morning of July 15, 2021. Photo courtesy of Vu. Vu shared that when he went fishing two months ago, he projected that the price of rubber wood billets would increase by 10-15 percent in the coming time. He immediately picked up the phone and called the owner of a wood company, where he is a shareholder. The two sides agreed to invest and less than a month later, the price increased by 12 percent. Also while fishing on the morning of July 14, he forecast that with tougher social distancing measures imposed on Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong and other southern localities, many … [Read more...] about FIRE movement: young Vietnamese embrace, reinvent early retirement
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has allowed some taxi firms to transport people to and from Tan Son Nhat International Airport while movement is restricted in the metropolis. The municipal People’s Committee is mandating that citizens stay indoors between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am, except in emergency health situations, from July 26 until at least August 1 as part of more assertive efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Many have voiced concerns about traveling to and from Tan Son Nhat during these hours, following reports of travelers having to stay overnight in the aerodrome when arriving in the city after 6:00 pm. Ta Long Hy, president of the Ho Chi Minh City Taxi Association, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday that the municipal Department of Transport had authorized certain taxis to transport airport passengers around the clock. These cabs are only allowed to transport people between their homes or accommodations and the airport, Hy elaborated. … [Read more...] about How can I travel to, from Ho Chi Minh City airport given movement restrictions?
A weakened tropical depression has exhibited erratic move patterns in mainland China while bringing heavy rain to the northern provinces of Vietnam. At 4:00 pm on Thursday, the center of this tropical depression was located in the southern coastal area of Guangxi Province in China, which is 60 kilometers away from Vietnam’s Quang Ninh Provine, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting. Wind speed in the center area varied around 40-50 kilometers per hour, with instances of gales reaching 62-74 kph. On late Thursday and early Friday, the tropical depression moved at a speed of 5 kph, edging Vietnam’s northern coast before moving southeast at 4:00 pm on Friday and gradually weakening into a low-pressure area, the forecasting agency said. Due to the effect of the tropical depression, northern provinces will see torrential rain until Saturday with precipitation ranging from 50 to 150 milimeters for each downpour, increasing to 100-250 milimeters and … [Read more...] about Tropical depression with unpredictable movement brings widespread rain to northern Vietnam
Bac Lieu imposes night movement restrictions The Saigon Times Police officers stop residents at a coronavirus checkpoint in Bac Lieu Province. The Bac Lieu government has banned all residents from leaving home from 6:00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. without urgent or essential reasons - PHOTO: LDO HCMC - The Bac Lieu government has banned all residents from going out from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. without an urgent or essential reason to limit the spread of Covid-19 during the social distancing period, making it the first Mekong Delta province to issue such a restriction of movement. The restriction is aimed at ensuring the better implementation of the measures against the spread of Covid under the prime minister’s Directive 16, the local media reported. Though the stay-at-home order is in force in the province, many people have been found on the streets, said the provincial government. The local authorities in the province are tasked with intensifying the enforcement of the … [Read more...] about Bac Lieu imposes night movement restrictions
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
Hoi An City in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, will uphold the prime minister’s Directive No. 16, which orders all citizens to stay at home unless for essential duties, from 6:00 am on Saturday to respond to rising COVID-19 cases. The direction was mentioned in an official statement issued by the Hoi An People’s Committee on Friday. The city would amp up monitoring and punitive measures to ensure public obedience to Directive No. 16, which mandates a ban on non-essential travels and gatherings, according to the statement. Public offices as well as private firms should consider rolling out 'three-on-the-spot,' or stay-at-work, mechanisms, in which employees must conduct production, have meals, and rest after work at the same place to maintain manufacturing while ensuring epidemic safety. Otherwise, they should send the workers home, utilizing online conference tools, as well as planning the shifts and mobilizing employees properly. Local residents are advised to stay … [Read more...] about Hoi An to impose citywide movement curb as COVID-19 cases rise