Nguyen Quoc Hung, director of the SBV’s credit department, said most banks have agreed to lower their interest rates by 0.5-1 percentage point and scrap fees on payments and transfers for businesses affected by the disease. … [Read more...] about Banks to offer credit incentives to save businesses from coronavirus-induced woes
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Two doctors at Cho Ray Hospital in HCMC help each other put on protective gear before they enter the coronavirus quarantine area - PHOTO: VNA HCMC - The United States is collaborating with Vietnamese partners to produce coronavirus protective gear and face masks and is seeking to transfer ventilator manufacturing technology to Vietnam, stated Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang at a regular press meeting on April 9. … [Read more...] about Vietnam, U.S. collaborate to produce coronavirus protective gear
Fashion stores on Le Duan Street, Danang City, are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. People negatively affected by the pandemic will be given VND250,000 to VND1.8 million per person per month for up to three months - PHOTO: VNA HCMC - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday, April 9, signed a VND62 trillion (US$2.65 billion) aid package to help people and businesses cope with the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. … [Read more...] about PM signs VND62t aid package for coronavirus-hit people
"The first confirmed case of coronavirus has been reported in Hadramawt province," Yemen's supreme national emergency committee for COVID-19 said on Twitter. The committee, run by the internationally recognised government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, said the infected patient was in stable condition and receiving care. It said medical teams and concerned authorities had taken all necessary precautions and promised to release further details later Friday. Following years of war and Saudi-led military intervention, Yemen already faces what the United Nations describes as the world's worst humanitarian disaster. Aid groups have warned that when the coronavirus does hit the country's broken healthcare system, the impact is likely to be catastrophic. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed over the past five years in the war between the coalition and the Iran-backed Huthi rebels, who control large parts of Yemen including the capital Sanaa. - Cholera widespread - … [Read more...] about War-torn Yemen reports first coronavirus case
More than 24,000 workers are now confined to their dorms - on full pay and with meals provided. The government says it is also "aggressively" testing and has started moving some virus-free residents to empty properties or army camps to try to reduce the density. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Should the world worry about Singapore’s virus surge?