Nguyen Van Hai, director of the Department of Health in Quang Nam Province, is pictured on April 3, 2020. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre However, he said the province had decided to take a “humanitarian” approach by not punishing the 340 people, but to only charge them for healthcare, testing, food and drink during their quarantine. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese province explains charging returnees from Hanoi, Saigon for quarantine costs
Jean-François van Boxmeer, chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, commented: "Obviously, the key focus for us is on running the company through the current unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, with our first priority being the health and well-being of our people. At the same time, we are preparing for the future with these appointments. I am very pleased with Dolf’s choice of Jacco van der Linden leading our Asia-Pacific region, and Soren Hagh leading our Europe region from June 1, 2020. Jacco and Soren have an outstanding track record delivering strong business results, and they both have great leadership, people, and commercial skills. We are confident that Jacco and Soren will be very valuable in our executive team, and in leading the business and respective teams in their regions." … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 4
Following the discovery of a Covid-19 outbreak at Bach Mai Hospital, which is now linked to 44 cases, Hanoi's health authorities have verified over 22,500 cases of suspected infection in the community and conducted tests on more than 4,700 people. A total of over 1,800 cases have tested negative for the novel coronavirus and four have tested positive, while the remaining cases are awaiting test results. … [Read more...] about Hanoi to fine people outside homes for non-essential reasons
At a Government meeting on April 3, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked for strict implementation of his order on social distancing from April 1 to April 15. Residents are required to stay indoors as much as they can. If they want to go out for food or medicine, they are required to wear face masks and stay 2m away from other people at all times. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 UPDATE: 2 more infected, total rises to 239
David Orange, an English teacher from the US, said some young teachers who lost teaching jobs as schools closed, became waiters on the first days of the Covid-19 outbreak. However, they later lost the jobs when the bars and shops on streets for foreign backpackers and others also closed. … [Read more...] about How are foreign teachers earning their living in the COVID-19 crisis?