CENTRAL REGION — Đà Nẵng City and Quảng Nam Province – two key economic driving forces for the central region – have both suffered sharp reductions in growth in the first quarter due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 ravages economy of central Việt Nam
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Due to COVID-19, the volume of donated blood received by the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion fell sharply. We received only 16,000 blood units in March while in the same period of previous years, we usually got 32,000-36,000 units. We received only 50-60 units per day as people went to the hospital or fixed blood donation stations to give blood. … [Read more...] about Blood donation in Việt Nam still unstable
Ca Mau (VNA) - More than 43,500 ha of forest in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau is at high risk of fire during the existing dry season, which began in November and will last until the end of May, according to the province’s Forest Protection Sub-department. The province has raised its warning to the fifth level - the highest - the sub-department said, adding that areas facing the most danger are those with cajuput and acacia trees. The drought has become more severe now as many canals are running dry, making it difficult to extinguish fires. Ca Mau has prepared itself by creating a forest fire prevention plan focusing on a “four-on-the-spot” strategy, but the most challenging issue is that it does not have sufficient water reserves to fight fires, according to the head of the sub-department, Le Van Hai. Water levels in local canals now average just 0.9 meters and have fallen to 0.3 meters in some areas, Hai noted. His unit has requested forest owners and … [Read more...] about Forest fire warning in Ca Mau increased to highest level
Under a plan recently issued by the municipal People’s Committee, the capital city targets that 90 per cent of modern retailers and water, electricity and telecommunications services providers together with 25 per cent of petrol stations would accept cashless payments by the end of this year. … [Read more...] about Ha Noi promotes cashless payment, e-commerce
As the Covid-19 map gets covered by growing red circles, several countries still haven't registered a single case of infection, including one of the most repressive states in the world - Turkmenistan. Many experts are concerned its government may be hiding the truth, which could disrupt attempts to end the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why has Turkmenistan reported no cases?