England players take the knee before the start of the game against Hungary at Wembley earlier this week. AFP Photo Paul Kennedy I woke up at the crack of dawn one morning this week genuinely believing I’d entered some sort of Twilight Zone, a time loop maybe, that had sent me back to the 1980s. Checking my phone to see the result of England’s World Cup qualifier against Hungary that had taken place a few hours earlier, I was met with a barrage of headlines about crowd trouble at the game. Hungarian supporters had been fighting with stewards and police at Wembley at the beginning of the game. It started when the away fans booed and jeered the England players as they took the knee to show support to kick racism out of the game. That, it seems, was like a red rag to a bull. The visiting supporters reacted angrily to this gesture of solidarity, and lost the plot. A black steward working at the stadium was racially abused, and when the police stepped in, it all … [Read more...] about When will it ever end?
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If the city has enough approved vaccines for children aged 12-17, the city will begin Covid vaccination of children in the 12-17 age group. According to the population change data, it is estimated that the number of people aged 12-17 in HCMC is about 700,000. With its current capacity and speed of vaccination, the southern metropolis will complete the first dose of vaccine for all 12-17-year-olds in a week. On the same day, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) said that on October 14, the city had administered the Covid-19 vaccines to 37,873 people. So far, approximately 12,506,686 people have received the Covid-19 vaccines including 5,403,926 people getting two doses of the vaccines. Currently, 98.5 percent of people over 18 years old in the city have been inoculated at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccines while 75 percent have had two vaccine jabs. The rate of people over 65 years old who received two doses of vaccine is 86.51 percent while 74.5 percent of … [Read more...] about HCMC plans Covid vaccines for kids aged 12-17 by end of October
The hospital rolls out containment measures at the highest level and halted regular medical checkups and treatment. Hanoi's authority has lifted the 14-day lockdown on Vietnam-Germany Friendship Hospital, starting from October 18. Nguyen Quoc Hoan, Vice Chairman of Hoan Kiem District People's Committee said the quarantine on Phu Doan, Hang Bong and other streets around the hospital was removed. The hospital is asked to continue observing preventive measures against the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier, the Vietnam-Germany Friendship Hospital detected a Covid-19 patient in its premises on September 30 and the figure rose to 34, with no deaths. Upon the detection of the first case, the hospital rolled out containment measures at the highest level and halted regular medical checkups and treatment. At present, nearly 2,085 people are staying at the hospital, including about 335 patients and 1,045 hospital staff. The Hoan Kiem District functional force removes the … [Read more...] about Hanoi hospital lockdown ends
Teacher and twelfth grade students of Thanh An High School in the fisrt day of school reopening In the Thanh An Primary School, teachers was ready to wait for students at the school in the early morning. The pupils were required to queue into two lines, measure body temperature and wash hands with hand sanitizer. Head of the Thanh An Primary School Le Huu Binh said that the school has prepared Covid-19 prevention plan for the reopening of six first and second grade classes. 100 percent of teachers was fully vaccinated. Huynh Thi Bao Uyen, ninth grade student of the Thanh An High School expressed her happiness in coming back to school and meeting teachers and friends after long-term social distancing. Can Gio District has allowed 230 students of the first, second, sixth and ninth grades of Thanh An Primary School and Thanh An High School to return to schools when the educational units’ pandemic prevention and control activities have been completed, said Head of the … [Read more...] about First two schools in HCMC reopen after Covid-19 lockdown ends
A worker collecting latex in a rubber plantation. Vietnam Rubber Group (GVR) shares were a bright spot on the market yesterday, helping to cap the VN-Index losses. — VNA/VNS photo The market ended mixed on Thursday as some large-cap stocks lost further in the late session, causing the VN-Index to reverse the morning course. Meanwhile, foreign investment kept fleeing the market. The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) fell 0.06 points to 1,391.85 points, while the market's breadth remained positive. The liquidity, however, continued to improve with more than 725.5 million shares traded on the southern market, worth over VND22.1 trillion (US$782.1 million). The index was weighed by losses in some large-cap stocks, with the VN30-Index posting a decrease of 2.17 points, or 0.14 per cent, to 1,503.38 points. Fifteen of the 30 biggest stocks in the VN30 basket slid, while eleven stocks climbed and four stayed flat. Pillar real estate stocks continued to … [Read more...] about Large-cap stocks extend losses, VN-Index falls for 2nd day
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the Vietnam-USA Society English Centers are set to carry out a free programme, ‘Master IELTS in 5 days,’ for nearly 10,000 students nation-wide. — Photo Courtesy of VUS The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee is collaborating with the Vietnam-USA Society English Centers for a free English speaking and writing skills programme called ‘Master IELTS in 5 days’ that seeks to benefit nearly 10,000 students across the country. IELTS, or the International English Language Testing System, is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. The programme, part of the Project on English Capacity Improvement for Vietnamese Young People to be carried out in 2018-22, is expected to start in October and go on for a month. The high school, university and college students chosen for it will study the programme’s five 90-minute lessons on the Zoom application. … [Read more...] about 10,000 students to benefit from ‘Master IELTS in 5 days’ free programme