In comparison to Italy the population of Việt Nam is larger, 100 million compared to 60 million. Việt Nam has a much younger average age, which might decrease the severity of an outbreak. However, most households have several generations which make it more difficult to protect the elderly, who are more venerable. In addition, the proportion of healthcare personnel and hospital beds per capita in the Vietnamese healthcare system is much less, central hospitals normally are over-crowded resulting in patients often having to share beds. Considering the consequences of a generalised Covid-19 epidemic the forceful preventive measures taken by the Vietnamese authorities are crucial. … [Read more...] about A deadly mix of Covid-19 and superbugs may be the cause of high death rates in Italy – could this also happen in Việt Nam and can it be prevented?
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Saigon Co.op on April 6 said that its distribution network, including Co.opmart, Co.opXtra, and Co.op Food, reduced the prices of pork by 15-25 percent. Particularly, the prices of leg of ham, pig trotters, and pig bones were cut by 25 percent; the prices of baby back ribs and boneless pork belly were reduced by 18 percent; the prices of processed pork, including ground pork and seasoned pork, were lowered by 15 percent. It also offered discounts on thousands of essential goods, such as a discount from 20 to 25 percent on milk and dairy products, soft drink, fruit juice, cake, and ice cream; a discount from 10 to 20 percent on fresh food products, including watermelons, oranges, water spinach, papayas, guavas, grapes, sweet potatoes, seafood, aquatic products, and eggs; a discount from 20 to 25 percent on home cleaning and kitchen cleaning products; a discount of up to 50 percent on household appliances, including gas stoves and electronic cookers. On two weekend days, MM Mega … [Read more...] about Prices of pork, essential goods reduced by 15-25 percent
In the first two months, its exports have expanded by 8%, FDI inflows amounted to US$2.5 billion and retail sales were up by 5.4%, the bank said, noting that while prospects remain favorable for the Vietnamese economy in the medium term, GDP growth will be affected negatively by the recent coronavirus outbreak, now a global pandemic. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 7
However, he noted that the US side has strict quality requirements for imported medical products. Therefore, he asked Vietnamese businesses to follow instructions from the Government and related ministries, especially the Ministries of Public Health, and Industry and Trade, on regulations related to the export of medical equipment and face masks, and at the same time discuss carefully with US partners about production and export contracts. … [Read more...] about Latest covid-19 news in Vietnam and Southeast Asia on April 7 (updated hourly)