Based on the lessons learned from Da Nang, Mr. Son said that the most important experience is not to let Covid-19 to spread among vulnerable groups such as the critically ill people who are being treated in hospitals, the elderly, and the diabetes and kidney failure patients. … [Read more...] about Why does Vietnam have many Covid-19-related deaths in the second wave of Covid-19?
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However, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte on February 15 last year signed into effect an act that turned the Philippines' rice imports from a quota-based system to a tax-based one. The act abolished quotas in rice imports to the Philippines to impose a 35% tax rate applicable to rice imports from ASEAN countries. The import tariff is much lower than that imposed on non-ASEAN nations, which is up to 180%. … [Read more...] about Vietnam wins deal to supply 60,000 tons of rice to the Philippines
HCM City (VNS/VNA) - A number of public universities in HCM City that have been granted financial autonomy are planning to increase tuition in the 2020-21 academic year. Tuition at the HCM City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, for instance, will increase to 30 million-70 million VND (1,289-3,009 USD) in the 2020-2021 academic year for various majors. The current fee is 13 million VND (558.9 USD) per year. Tuition for the dental and maxillofacial major at the HCM City University of Medicine and Pharmacy will be the highest with 70 million VND (3,009 USD) per year, followed by the medical major with 68 million VND (2,923 USD). The majors in nutrition and public health will be the lowest, at 30 million VND (1,289 USD) each. The university will increase tuition by 10 percent per year for the following years. The increased tuition will be applied to freshmen enrollees in the 2020-2021 academic … [Read more...] about Public universities in HCM City to hike tuition
Hoang Nguyen Thanh believes in his chance to win a top three finish at the coming SEA Games in Vietnam. — Photo webthethao.vn Thanh secured his second national title in a time of 2:36:56, marking a remarkable return to running after about two years of absence, on Ly Son Island of Quang Ngai Province in early July. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese runner aims for SEA Games marathon gold
Tokyo (VNA) - Japan and Singapore agreed on August 13 to ease travel restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic from September, targeting businesspeople and expatriates, on condition they take measures to prevent infections. "We will just need to confirm small details before the resumption of reciprocal visits," Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi was quoted by Kyodo News as saying after reaching the agreement with his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan at their meeting in the Southeast Asian country. The minister is on a four-day trip to Singapore and Malaysia, starting from August 12. On August 13, he will travel to Malaysia for talks with Mohamed Azmin Ali, the country's minister of international trade and industry, and Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein. After returning to Japan, Motegi will then visit Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar from August 20 to 25. Japan has forbid foreign travellers from 146 … [Read more...] about Japan, Singapore to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions from September