A worker at Lecas' factory during the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreak. VNS Photo Viet Thang Even though efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 have helped the country’s footwear and handbag industry attract more orders from international brands, it has still been hit hard by the pandemic in many aspects. The industry, which is considered to be one of the driving forces for Viet Nam economic growth, even recorded double-digit growth in footwear export turnover in the first five months of the year. Statistics from the General Department of Viet Nam Customs showed that during this period, the country’s export turnover of footwear rose 25.4 per cent compared to the same period last year to nearly US8.4 billion, while the export turnover of handbags also grew 5.9 per cent to nearly $1.4 billion. Footwear is one of six industries posting export turnover of more than US$5 billion in the first five months of 2021. However, the footwear and handbag industry has been heavily … [Read more...] about Footwear, handbag industry fights COVID-19 challenges
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The French Embassy in Hanoi and the French Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City are organizing a vaccination campaign for their compatriots and the staff of the French diplomatic network in Vietnam, with the authorization of the Vietnamese authorities. Free-of-charge Moderna jabs will be administered in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from July 27, according to an announcement on the French Consulate General’s verified Facebook page last week. Eligibility for the campaign is limited to French nationals aged 18 and over currently in Vietnam and their spouses regardless of nationality, foreign parents of French minors, and French government employees and their spouses. Vaccine doses will be administered at the Hanoi French Hospital in Hanoi and FV Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Registrations for appointments opened on July 15 on FV Hospital’s website. The campaign followed Vietnam’s announcement to give foreign citizens living and working in the Southeast Asian country … [Read more...] about Will foreigners be able to get COVID-19 vaccination in Vietnam?
Medical authorities in Hanoi are expecting to inoculate 200,000 people in the Vietnamese capital city against COVID-19 per day, according to the municipal People’s Committee. So far, only Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have set a target of up to 200,000 shots being administered per day. Priorities will be given to frontline forces in the pandemic prevention mission, diplomatic staff, customs officers, officials of agencies participating in and supporting the mission, essential service providers, workers in industrial parks and export processing zones, people with chronic diseases, people over 65 years old, the poor, social protection beneficiaries, and people living in pandemic-hit areas. The vaccination campaign will be implemented in all parts of the city as soon as the municipal authorities receive the jab allocation. In case of insufficient supply, the priority will be narrowed down to areas with high numbers of infections, industrial parks, a dense population, and many … [Read more...] about Hanoi to vaccinate 200,000 people against COVID-19 a day
A resident in HCM City gets the COVID-19 vaccine jab. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — HCM City on Thursday started its fifth round of its COVID-19 vaccination drive with 930,000 doses for priority groups, including people aged 65 and over and those with underlying medical conditions, to be completed within two to three weeks. Other people given priority in the fifth round include preferential social policy and welfare beneficiaries, the poor, the vulnerable, and medical staff and frontline workers. The fifth round will be carried out at 20 hospitals and more than 600 vaccination sites at communes and wards. Between 120 and 200 people will be vaccinated per day per vaccination site. People aged 65 and older and people of any age with underlying diseases such as chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and people with obesity, will be vaccinated at hospitals to ensure safety and better handle any adverse reactions after … [Read more...] about HCM City begins fifth round of vaccinations with 930,000 doses
Traditional medicines used to assist COVID-19 treatment Health department proposes reduced hospitalisation time for mild COVID-19 cases HCM City hotels offer free rooms to frontline medical staff 40 more markets to reopen in HCM City this week Việt Nam determined to curb COVID-19 as number surpasses 40,000 mark People waiting to get vaccinated in a gymnasium in HCM City on July 22, 2021. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Amid soaring coronavirus cases in Việt Nam as the fourth wave of infections ravages across the country, people have been getting up in arms about a privileged few who seem to be arranging opt-outs from lockdowns and jumping the vaccination queue, while the majority of the country diligently follows the rules. Earlier this week, HCM City’s Phú Nhuận District issued an administrative fine for a director of an environment service cooperative for issuing a pass to his daughter to freely navigate the city. Such passes should be reserved for garbage … [Read more...] about Gaming the system only damages attempts to tackle COVID-19 outbreak
A total of 1,228,500 shots of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, part of a 30-million-dose contract, arrived in Vietnam on Friday morning. The vaccine batch landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, according to Vietnam Vaccine JSC (VNVC). This is part of the 30 million jabs that VNVC has purchased from AstraZeneca with the support from the Ministry of Health. AstraZeneca has so far sent more than 3.1 million doses out of the 30 million shots to the Southeast Asian country in five shipments. The previous four batches arrived on February 24, May 25, July 9, and July 15. According to Nitin Kapoor, chairman and general director of AstraZeneca Vietnam, nearly 8.6 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered to Vietnam through purchase, the COVAX mechanism, and support from other countries. The Southeast Asian country has also received 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China, two million doses of Moderna provided by the U.S. … [Read more...] about Over 1.2mn jabs of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine reach Vietnam