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?
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New Covid-19 infections ease a little, with 3552 more cases The Saigon Times Residents in Hanoi’s Bac Tu Liem District wait for their turns to make health declarations and take Covid-19 rapid tests. The Ministry of Health announced 3,552 more Covid-19 cases this evening, July 25, with all of them being domestic infections – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – The Ministry of Health announced 3,552 more Covid-19 cases this evening, July 25, sending the day's spike to 7,525 cases, a fall of 1,700 compared to the previous day. The new cases were all domestic infections reported in 31 provinces and cities nationwide, including 594 cases whose source of transmission remained unknown. HCMC as usual took the lead in the case number, at 2,227 cases. The neighboring province of Binh Duong came second with 368 cases, followed by Tay Ninh with 186 cases, Ba Ria-Vung Tau with 126 cases, Dong Nai with 119 cases. Meanwhile, 26 other provinces and cities accounted for the rest. Overall, the … [Read more...] about New Covid-19 infections ease a little, with 3552 more cases
Conserving the people’s resources advisable By Phan Minh Ngoc The results and effectiveness of government support for the people and businesses should be verified - PHOTO: UYEN VIEN The General Department of Taxation has recently announced the collection of key taxes— such as corporate income tax, luxury tax, value-added tax, and, especially, personal income tax—has all exceeded estimates and targets, being considerably higher than in the same period last year. This news emerged when the pandemic is at its current peak in Vietnam with strict social distancing and lockdown measures implemented across the nation. The now spreading Covid-19 pandemic is aggravating the difficult situation of both the people and the corporate sector that have already been mired in troubles. It is undeniable that the above good news from taxmen has been giving rise to mixed opinions. Some people and companies have even deduced negative thoughts that the authorities have paid more … [Read more...] about Conserving the people’s resources advisable
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has undergone 17 days of partial lockdown, but the result has not been as effective as intended. Ho Chi Minh City will impose a partial curfew from tomorrow evening [July 26], requiring residents not to go outside after 6:00 PM, the city’s Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said at a meeting in the evening of Sunday. Authorities have tightened control over preventive measures in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre “From tomorrow, people will not go out from 6:00 PM to 6:AM daily. All activities are temporarily suspended, except for emergencies and anti-pandemic work,” Phong said at a time when the city has undergone 17 days of partial lockdown but the implementation remains lenient. As of July 25, the city has reported 60,425 Covid-19 infections, accounting for 61% of the country’s total caseload. Phong asked armed forces and authorized officials to conduct patrols all day night and check the implementation of precautionary measures. … [Read more...] about Today’s Covid News: Partial curfew in HCMC from tomorrow evening
Particularly, the mission offered incense in commemoration of late Lieutenant General Truong Khanh Chau, Hero of the People’s Armed Forces and former Deputy Defense Minister, and visited and presented gifts to Lieutenant General Tran Hanh, Hero of the People’s Armed Forces and former Deputy Defense Minister. After paying respect to General Chau, General Vinh affirmed that troops throughout the military have been upholding and promoting the glorious tradition built by former generations. Furthermore, they are determined to build and firmly protect socialism in Vietnam. Extending his best wishes to General Chau’s family members, Vinh hoped that they would continue preserving his keepsakes and educating young people about the tradition of the Vietnam People’s Army. On the same day, the delegation visited and presented gifts to former Deputy Defense Minister Tran Hanh. During the visit, General Vinh wished the former defense leader good health and hoped that he would make more … [Read more...] about MND pays gratitude to late, former defense leaders
"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