A senior medical expert has warned that even though social distancing regulations have been greatly eased in Hanoi, the capital city is still at risk of further COVID-19 outbreaks. A hair salon in Hanoi's Dong Da District was locked down after new community COVID-19 infections were detected there last weekend. Tran Dac Phu, senior expert of the Vietnam Public Health Emergency Operation Centre, said the chances of further clusters emerging are increased as more migrant workers and students return to the city. Phu, a former head of the General Department of Preventive Medicine, said that as the COVID-19 vaccination rate in other localities was still modest, Hanoi should pay attention to those people returning to work and study from outside the city. He also said a plan needed to be put in place to vaccinate children. “As a city with a high population and a major transport socio-economic hub of Vietnam, Hanoi always faces a high risk of a COVID-19 outbreak,” Phu … [Read more...] about Hanoi still faces high risks of COVID-19 outbreaks: expert
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In 2020, bilateral trade hit US$3.2 billion - 13 times more than in 2010 and particularly impressive in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Austria continues to be a top-10 European importer of Vietnamese goods. Austria has 37 investment projects totaling US$150 million in capital in Vietnam, mainly in the fields of manufacturing and processing, and science and technology. According to the Government of Vietnam, although they have been growing well, bilateral trade and economic relations remain incommensurate with the potential. Farm produce and seafood are among key Vietnamese exports to the EU in general and Austria in particular Vietnam proposed an exchange of information about investment policies, especially in priority areas for bilateral cooperation, such as clean energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, digital economy, and biotechnology application. Vietnamese and Austrian authorities should encourage bilateral trade and investment flows based … [Read more...] about Promising Vietnam-Austria trade ties, circular economy cooperation
The cooperation covers a wide range of issues, including public health, social security, economic integration, digital transformation, and sustainable development. China announced its cooperation in support of the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF), welcoming efforts to enhance cooperation between both sides, including through the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA). The news was released at the 24th ASEAN-China Summit held virtually on October 26, in which the two sides agreed to facilitate socio-economic recovery and long-term, balanced and resilient development. China supports ACRF and ASEAN Implementation Plan, which will guide both sides in deepening their cooperation in all fields, cooperating in the broad strategies and key priorities identified in the framework through implementing practical cooperation initiatives. Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attends the 24th ASEAN-China Summit on Oct 26. Photos: VGP Cooperation on public … [Read more...] about China pledges to support ASEAN comprehensive recovery framework
Minh is also a member of the Party Central Committee and deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission. He began his journalism career as a sub-editor in the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in 1990. In 2008, Minh became Editor-in-Chief of VietnamPlus, a multi-language e-newspaper of VNA. In 2017, he was appointed Deputy General Director of VNA. At the 13th National Party Congress, which took place from January 25 to February 1, 2021, Minh was elected to the 13th Party Central Committee. In April 2021, Minh was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan newspaper. Source: VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnam Journalists’ Association has new chairman
"The vaccine is safe for children," Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said at a meeting. The vaccine, produced by American corporation called Pfizer in New York and BioNTech, a German biotechnology company based in Germany, has been recommended for children by the World Health Organization. The national campaign will start with those aged 16 and 17 and work its way down. Only those having the written consent of parents and guardians can be vaccinated. They will have their health checked prior to the inoculation in line with the ministry’s Covid-19 vaccination guidelines. The ministry had on Oct. 14 approved the administration of vaccines for children aged 12-17, prioritizing the 16-17 age group. Tuesday’s meeting and announcement was the first instance that specified the kind of vaccine to be used for the age group. The nation’s two biggest cities, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, have already prepared plans to vaccinate teenagers and children. The HCMC Health Department plans … [Read more...] about Vietnam greenlights Pfizer vaccine for children
The Rewards Summit 2021 themed “Rewards Transformation in the New Now” was held on October 22 by Talentnet – Mercer, with the participation of over 800 business leaders and HR professionals, as well as 12 leading guest speakers from local and global HR fields. Speakers at The Rewards Summit 2021 The conference focused on presenting the result of the Talentnet-Mercer Total Remuneration Survey 2021 Report (TRS), as well as discussing the trends in rewards, remuneration, as we are experiencing changes in both working model and perspectives on compensation and benefits of employees post-pandemic. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, deputy CEO at Talentnet commented: “The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated businesses to adjust their human resources (HR) policies. Compensation policies will be one of the main competitive advantages for businesses in the New Now. Besides the increase in Vietnamese companies joining the survey, the TRS 2021 Report also indicates many interesting trends in … [Read more...] about How companies are planning remuneration schemes and rewards post-COVID-19?