The finance ministry said the suspension of ordinary rice exports aimed to ensure national food security and reserve targets in 2020 as Việt Nam was coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is also greatly affecting many countries over the world. … [Read more...] about Finance Ministry aims to suspend ordinary rice exports
Cương said a total of eight people had close contact with the 243rd patient, including the deputy head of the police station and three flower sellers who live in the district. All samples of the closely-contacted people were sent to the city’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention for tests. … [Read more...] about Police quarantined after contact with 243rd COVID-19 patient
Prof Teo says that if reported global coronavirus cases are a fair reflection of its real spread, "many countries still have a window of opportunity to really try to prepare", by ring-fencing their vulnerable or overcrowded communities and "trying to minimise anyone who has the disease interacting with communities". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Should the world worry about Singapore’s virus surge?
The statement was made by deputy Minister of Construction Le Quang Hung during a meeting about building makeshift hospitals on April 9. Hung has assigned the National Institute of Architecture and State Authority for Construction Quality Inspection and Vietnam National Construction Consultants Corporation to oversee the construction quality. Agencies were asked to research options for multiple hospitals, from setting up field hospitals to converting existing constructions like stadiums into makeshift hospitals. Experienced and reputable units will be asked to prepare everything to carry out the work immediately if the order is out. Do Thanh Tung, head of the National Institute of Architecture, said examples from the fields hospitals in China, the UK and Russia built during the pandemic showed that there were key requirements that must be met. It must have a suitable location that is far away from residential areas but still connected to transport networks, food sources, electricity, … [Read more...] about Vietnam plans to build more makeshift hospitals
According to many enterprises, more importantly, authorities must have a post-inspection policy to ensure that relief packages reach the right people. Ms. Ly Kim Chi, Chairwoman of the Food and Foodstuffs Association of Ho Chi Minh City, emphasized that implementing quickly the support packages will help enterprises to add their capital to increase their capacity in stockpiling raw materials and finished products, contributing to production stabilization in the long term, at least until the end of this year. … [Read more...] about Enterprises wait for aid packages