"From tomorrow evening, people absolutely cannot go out from 6 p.m. All activities will have to be suspended, except for emergency medical care or pandemic fight operations," Phong said. The decision was made as HCMC has been recording thousands of new Covid-19 patients each day despite going through 17 days of social distancing under Directive 16. The directive requires residents to stay at home and only go out for basic necessities such as buying food or medicines or to work at factories or businesses that are allowed to open. Bars and karaoke parlors in HCMC's Bui Vien walking street are closed under the city's order due to Covid 19, March 15, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran. Phong said around the city, there are still many people traveling on the streets, hanging out. "That's very dangerous, that's the reason the outbreak has continued to grow. Without control, the situation will get worse, forcing us to deploy even stronger measures that might cause … [Read more...] about HCMC to ban people from going out at night
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?
The 15th National Assembly (NA) is spending the entire day on July 25, on discussing the implementation of the socio-economic development and State budget plans during the first six months, solutions for task performance in the year’s latter half, and the development plan for 2021 - 2025. Legislators at the plenary sitting on July 25 (Photo: VNA) The plenary discussion, part of the 15th parliament’s first session, is broadcast live on radio and television. Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh reported on the socio-economic and State budget situations in the first half of 2021, noting that the economic growth of 5.64 percent during the period was relatively high compared to other countries, many localities hit by the COVID-19 pandemic still posted growth, the macro-economy stayed stable, inflation was kept low, while the major balances of the economy, the monetary market, credit, exchange rates, and interest rates were also stable. For the … [Read more...] about NA talks socio-economic development in 2021, next five years