The Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has issued a set of safety assessment criteria for eateries, food businesses, supermarkets, and shopping malls to reopen. There are six criteria for catering service providers and seven for supermarkets, shopping malls, and food retailers. Catering service - The establishment must have a certificate of food safety. - The establishment must ensure food safety conditions in accordance with regulations. - Employees, customers, and delivery workers must strictly follow health authorities’ pandemic prevention and control instructions. All staff members have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and test negative for the novel coronavirus. - All people have to follow basic pandemic prevention measures, namely wearing face masks, sanitizing hands, and keeping a minimum distance of two meters. - The delivery area must be separated from the remaining sections, while hand sanitizer, antiseptic, and hand … [Read more...] about How can food establishments reopen in Ho Chi Minh City after COVID-19 halt?
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At each hospital, the delegation handed over gifts including 900 milk boxes, 900 clothes, and 900 towels. The gifts were worth VND 600 million totally. Also, the delegation inquired after and encouraged doctors and medical personnel taking care of new-born babies, whose fathers or mothers have died because of COVID-19. According to Assoc. Prof., Dr. Hoang Thi Diem Tuyet, Director of Hung Vuong Hospital, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken the lives of many women, and left many children orphaned. The hospital’s medical personnel have taken care of these children temporarily before handing them over to their relatives, she added. Tuyet expressed her thanks for the gifts and stressed that the gifts would help share difficulties with the hospital in taking care of the children. Translated by Trung Thanh … [Read more...] about Defense ministry gives gifts to children in Ho Chi Minh City
The Ministry of Health reported 11,527 in Vietnam on Wednesday, together with 11,919 discharged patients and 236 deaths. Thirty-five provinces and cities logged 11,525 domestic cases while the country recorded another two imported infections, the health ministry said. The ministry had documented 11,687 locally-infected patients on Tuesday. Nearly 5,900 of the latest domestic cases were found in the community, with the remaining detected in sectioned-off areas or centralized quarantine facilities. Ho Chi Minh City reported 5,435 local infections, down by 1,086 patients from yesterday; Binh Duong Province 4,179, up by 570; Dong Nai Province 930; Long An Province 191; An Giang Province 186; Kien Giang Province 137; Can Tho City 48; Da Nang 10; and Hanoi seven. Vietnam has confirmed 714,497 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth – and worst – virus wave emerged in the country on April 27. Ho Chi Minh City suffers the most with 353,655 … [Read more...] about 11,527 new COVID-19 cases recorded in 35 provinces, cities in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City’s master plan aims for the southern metropolis to develop into the country’s largest economic hub for tourism, industrial services, and high-tech agriculture by 2040, with a particular focus on climate change adaptation. According to a Government decision regarding the master plan, the southern city is expected to have a population of between 13 million and 14 million people by 2040 and 16 million by 2060. In line with this, it plans to allocate between 100,000ha and 110,000ha of land for urbanisation by 2040. The city will remain as the country’s economic and technological hub, with a primary focus on innovation as part of the national urban development strategy. The master plan with see Ho Chi Minh City develop a complete infrastructure which links the city with neighbouring provinces. As a result, newly established Thu Duc city will be developed into an innovative city model that will aim to support the development of Ho Chi Minh City and the southern … [Read more...] about Climate change adaptation featured in HCM City’s master plan
According to a survey by the Covid-19 Resuscitation Hospital in HCM City, up to 67% of patients said they wanted to have psychological counseling. Psychologist Tri Thi Minh Thuy talks with a severe Covid-19 patient who has recovered from the disease and is about to be discharged from the hospital. Photo: Cho Ray Hospital. According to the survey, 20% of the patients suffered depression, 53.3% with anxiety disorder, and 16.7% with stress. In particular, up to 66.7% patients who needed High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) suffered from depression. Similarly, 66.7% patients who had to breathe oxygen through a mask or mechanical ventilator suffered from anxiety disorder. As many as 67% of patients wanted psychological counseling during treatment and after being discharged from the hospital. The hospital has invited psychologist Tri Thi Minh Thuy from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, to survey and provide psychological treatment support … [Read more...] about Over 67% of Covid-19 patients at HCM City Covid-19 Resuscitation Hospital need psychological support
Ilustrative image. (Photo: thanhnien.vn) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City will carry out the third relief package worth 7.3 trillion VND (around 320.7 million USD) sourced from the local budget to help more households and informal workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Vo Van Hoan, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee. poor households with about 210,178 people and a large number of migrant freelancers. More than 7.3 million people need assistance. At the event. (Photo: VNA) “The ultimate goal of the city is to provide support in a practical, fair, transparent and inclusive way to the most difficult persons,” Hoan said. Therefore, he said, it was necessary for local authorities to ensure no duplication or omission happen in the distribution of the relief aid, adding that the payment of relief funds should not discriminate between permanent and temporary residents./. VNA … [Read more...] about HCM City to implement third relief package worth 7.3 trillion VND