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
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While he did not divulge specific details of the agreement, the minister said at the first session of the 15th National Assembly that a factory with the capacity to produce 200 million doses is under construction and will commence operations in the first half of 2022. He said Vietnam has also reached agreements on technology transfers for the coronavirus vaccine with Russia and Japan. The Hanoi-based Vabiotech company had packaged its first batch of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines last week. The batch will be evaluated in Russia before mass production begins in Vietnam. The tech transfer for the vaccine will be completed by the end of this year, Long said. Up to now, Vietnam has secured deals for 130 million doses of vaccines and is in talks with other manufacturers on deals for a further 40 million shots, he said, adding that the shots are expected to arrive in 2021 and early 2022. To date around 4.5 million doses have been administered, but only about 372,353 people have been … [Read more...] about Vietnam reaches tech transfer agreement on US Covid-19 vaccines: minister
Vingroup could begin the production of 100-200 million vaccine doses a year by next June. Photo: Shutterstock On July 23, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired an online meeting discussing vaccine production. Accordingly, Vietnam's largest conglomerate Vingroup is reported to be negotiating the transfer of COVID-19 vaccine technology with Arcturus with expectations of beginning clinical trials in Vietnam from August. This move is in line with global efforts to scale up access to life saving treatments. If successful, Vingroup will have a capacity of producing 100-200 million doses of vaccine annually. Arcturus Therapeutics is a leading clinical-stage messenger RNA medicines company focused on the development of infectious disease vaccines and rare liver and respiratory diseases. It has developed a vaccine called Arcturus COVID-19 using the same mRNA technology as the vaccines of Pfizer and Moderna. In early June, Vingroup established Vinbiocare Biotechnology … [Read more...] about Vingroup in negotiation with Arcturus for COVID-19 vaccine technology transfer
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?
Transport departments to ensure smooth circulation of essential goods COVID-19 infections near 100,000 as new daily record was broken again New checkpoints to ease congestion entering capital city Hà Nội prepared for multiple scenarios in latest COVID-19 outbreak HCM City, southern provinces tighten enforcement of COVID-19 regulations Bến Thành Market in HCM City devoid of tourists and traders as the city underwent strict social distancing order. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ HCM CITY — Starting Monday, residents of HCM City will no longer be allowed to go outside and all activities except medical emergencies or COVID-19 coordination efforts, will be banned from 6pm until 6am the following day. Nguyễn Thành Phong, Chairman of HCM City People’s Committee, announced the latest movement restriction late Sunday as the southern economic centre battles a serious outbreak that still sees no sign of improving after 55 days into a social distancing order and more … [Read more...] about HCM City residents forbidden to go outside between 6pm-6am
India and Vietnam are ranked among the top five countries globally to be hit by Android/FakeAdBlocker malware, according to ESET, a Slovak internet security company headquartered in Bratislava. Vietnam is the country with the most android malware attacks in the Asia Pacific region, reported Techwire Asia.com. The country is one of the fastest-growing economies in the ASEAN region. With fast growth, increased tech usage has also seen more mobile devices enter the market. There are 61.3 million smartphones in Vietnam, making the country among the top 10 users of smartphones after China, India, Indonesia, and Japan, it said, adding that the increase in the number of mobile devices also led to increasing cybersecurity concerns. Mobile devices are vulnerable to cyberattacks and continue to be targeted by cybercriminals, and can be easily affected by malware via apps, emails, and even text messages, according to the website. Android/FakeAdBlocker is an extremely … [Read more...] about Vietnam is one of the top 5 targets of Android malware