Vietnam plans to resume regular international flights from December 15 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has proposed the pilot resumption of regular international flights carrying international passengers to Vietnam from December 15. In a recent report submitted to the Prime Minister, the MoT proposed the resumption be carried out in two phases. The first phase will last for two weeks, starting on December 15, during which regular flights between Vietnam and the destinations with high safety will be conducted, namely Beijing (China), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (the Republic of Korea), Taipei (Taiwan, China), Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), and San Francisco or Los Angeles (the US). The flights in this phase will connect with the international airports of Noi Bai in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City. There will be four flights per week on every way for each side. About 14,000 passengers are … [Read more...] about Regular int’l flights suggested to resume from December 15
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In a plan submitted Tuesday, the ministry proposed that the resumption will be carried out with two trial phases. The first phase starting Dec. 15 will see flights resumed between Vietnam and San Francisco or Los Angeles (the U.S.), Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Laos), Beijing (China), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), and Taipei (Taiwan). Those are markets with the most important political and economic cooperation relations with Vietnam, with a high number of investors, experts, and laborers wishing to work and explore business investment opportunities in Vietnam, said the ministry. In addition, the number of Vietnamese citizens living, studying and working in those destinations are having a high demand for repatriation, it said. During the first phase, which is proposed to last two weeks, four flights will be operated on each route per week from either direction. Only Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCMC and Noi Bai in Hanoi will be serving … [Read more...] about Vietnam plans int’l flight resumption from Dec 15
Domestic airlines have sent another written request to the Ministry of Transport seeking preferential loans to deal with difficulties due to the pandemic (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Local aviation enterprises have again asked for preferential loans to overcome difficulties caused by the pandemic. The Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA), sent another written request to the Ministry of Transport to propose the Government give airlines preferential loans. VABA Secretary General Bui Doan Ne said in the document: "Since the 4th outbreak of COVID-19, local airlines are in a dangerous situation as their revenue has decreased by 80 to 90 percent, cash flow is seriously falling and the accumulated financial and asset resources of the firms are exhausted." Reports from local airlines all showed that they needed help to solve difficulties in capital. In this case, VABA asked MoT to consider, approve and make a proposal to the Government and the National … [Read more...] about Aviation enterprises again seek preferential loans
A locked down area in Nguyễn Du Ward, Hai Bà Trưng District, Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Anh HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s coronavirus caseload continues to rise, with 13,840 new infections announced on Tuesday, along with 217 deaths. The national tally now stands at 1,337,523 transmissions, of which 1,332,216 came in the fourth wave of infections that has swept the country since late April. HCM City had the highest number of new cases at 965, followed by Cần Thơ City with 898 and Tây Ninh at 869. The capital Hà Nội reported 737 new infections. The remaining cases were detected in Sóc Trăng (746), Đồng Tháp (697), Bình Dương (645), Bình Phước (640), Cà Mau (615), Vĩnh Long (529), Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu (491), Khánh Hòa (486), Bến Tre (441), Bạc Liêu (434), Tiền Giang (340), An Giang (325), Thừa Thiên Huế (306), Hậu Giang (293), Bình Định (281), Đồng Nai (272), Trà Vinh (254), Kiên Giang (229), Bắc Ninh (190), Nghệ An (179), Gia Lai (178), Bình Thuận (170), Hải Phòng (156), Đà Nẵng (141), … [Read more...] about Việt Nam reports 13,840 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday
Vietnam reported an additional 13,840 Covid-19 infections in 59 out of 63 cities and provinces on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health. According to the ministry's report, 13,835 of the new patients are locally-transmitted cases confirmed in 59 out of 63 localities in the country including HCM City (965), Can Tho (898), Tay Ninh (869), Soc Trang (746), Hanoi (737), Dong Thap (697), Binh Duong (645), Binh Phuoc (640), Ca Mau (615), Vinh Long (529), Ba Ria - Vung Tau (491), Khanh Hoa (486), Ben Tre (441), Bac Lieu (434), Tien Giang (340), An Giang (325), Thua Thien Hue (306), Hau Giang (293), Binh Dinh (281), Dong Nai (272), Tra Vinh (254), and Kien Giang (229). There were five imported patients confirmed today. The new infections showed a decrease of 723 cases compared to yesterday's figure. There were 7,306 infections found in the community. As of Tuesday evening, 1,332,216 infections had been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country in late April. Some … [Read more...] about Nearly 14,000 Covid-19 infections confirmred on Tuesday
Asia was the first to experience the virus, the first to exit lockdown, and now has new spikes. Asia was the first place to experience the coronavirus, impose lockdowns and then emerge from them. It was also the first to experience new groups of infections, with clusters from nightclubs in Seoul, the Russia-China border, and elsewhere. Although it is early for conclusions, can lessons be learned? 1. Wave, spike or cluster - it's unavoidable Terms such as second wave, spikes or clusters of cases are bandied around, but what do they mean? Medically, a second wave refers to the resurgence of infection in a different part of a population after an initial decrease. The WHO says past pandemics have been characterised by "waves of activity spread over months". In Asia, we have been seeing isolated clusters and regional spikes in infection numbers. and it is hard to predict how they will develop. But for Jennifer Rohn, a cell biologist at University College, London, a second … [Read more...] about Coronavirus ‘second wave’: What lessons can we learn from Asia?