By Bich Quyen – Translated by Kim Khanh
The company, which operates the largest casino in the northern province of Quang Ninh, ended its 31st session of consecutive ceiling increase Monday at VND37,750 ($1.64).
On January 11, its price was VND5,000. The Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HoSE), on which RIC is traded, limits stock price increases to 7 percent a day.
Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index, which represents the performance of all tickers on the HoSE, rose 0.009 percent in the period.
RIC share price. Photo courtesy of TradingView.
A company’s spokesperson told VnExpress that RIC leaders cannot explain the price surge as business was going on as usual and there was no special change in the company’s financial situation.
Some stock analysts suspect that large investors are involved in blowing up the price by trading shares back and forth among themselves.
The main bourse HoSE had actually placed RIC on a watchlist for having reported losses repeatedly since 2013. Since April last year, it has only allowed RIC shares to be traded in the afternoon.
RIC posted a loss of VND82 billion ($3.6 million) last year, taking its accumulated lossses to VND310 billion.
It has blamed the loss on increasing number of casinos in the region, which has reduced the number of foreign patrons. Vietnam does not allow most casinos to serve locals.
The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the situation with flight restrictions and its figures are likely to reflect that in the future, it said.
The most common way for international tourists to get to Vietnam is by plane.
The country currently has 22 conveniently-located airports, 11 of which offer international services.
The three main gateways are Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang — located in northern, southern, and central Vietnam, respectively.
The other eight international airports include Van Don in Quang Ninh Province, Cat Bi in Hai Phong City, Vinh in Nghe An Province, Phu Bai in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Cam Ranh in Khanh Hoa Province, Phu Quoc on Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province, Lien Khuong in Lam Dong Province, and Can Tho in Can Tho City.
Most Asian countries have direct flights to and from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. Travelers can also fly directly into Da Nang from destinations around the region, according to the VNAT.
Travelers from neighboring countries, including China, Laos, and Cambodia, can also enter Vietnam by train or bus. However, they are required to prepare their visa beforehand, as there are no visas on arrival at land crossings within Vietnam.
In addition, a boat trip from Cambodia through the Mekong Delta makes for a scenic entry into southern Vietnam.
Visitors can book such a trip from tour agencies in Phnom Penh and Vietnam.
No matter by which way visitors arrive in Vietnam, they are assured of a unique and unforgettable experience.
The Hanoitimes – Medical declaration helps bus managers control passengers’ health and journey, and makes it easier for the competent agencies to handle Covid-19 disease.
Bus stations in Hanoi are asking passengers to declare their health conditions with an aim to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19, Kinhtedothi.vn reported.
|Hanoi strictly controls medical declarations for passengers at bus stations. Photo: Ngoc Hai|
Under an instruction of the Ministry of Transport and the Hanoi Department of Transport, transportat enterprises (railway or coach) must ask passengers to make online medical declarations before each journey on domestic flights, trains, passenger ships and intercity buses from March 21.
Instructions for medical declaration are announced through loudspeakers at the terminals, Director of the My Dinh Bus Station in Nam Tu Liem district Ly Truong Son said, adding that his company has sent documents on medical declaration regulations to nearly 100 carriers operating at the station for them to strictly comply with.
Besides, the company’s staff who are technologically competent are available to support passengers to make medical declarations on their smartphones, Son added.
“We strictly control each bus, if they have not submitted medical declarations, we will not let them leave the terminal,” said Trinh Hoai Lam, deputy director of the Nuoc Ngam Bus Station in Hoang Mai district.
A bus manager operating the route Nuoc Ngam – Thanh Hoa said that his passengers abide by the regulation and make full medical declaration.
All bus managers agreed with the regulation because the Covid-19 pandemic evolution is increasingly complicated and the medical declaration helps them control passengers’ health and journey, and makes it easier for the competent agencies to handle the disease.
The Hanoitimes – Medical declaration will be used merely for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Vietnam will require all residents to make compulsory medical declaration from March 10 in an effort to curb the outbreak of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
|Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at the meeting on March 8. Photo: VGP|
The declaration will contribute to the national combat against the Covid-19 epidemic, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, head of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, said at a meeting on Sunday morning.
Health information will be used merely for the prevention and control of the epidemic, according to the committee.
The Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Health, Vietnam Social Security, and IT agencies will assume responsibility for the implementation.
So far, Vietnam has required compulsory medical declaration for all people coming to the country. But the move is not enough when the country has already entered the second phase of the battle against the epidemic, the deputy PM said, noting that this phase is much more severe.
Compulsory health declaration is required after a Vietnamese woman ignored the request when she returned to the country from a European trip that included a visit to Lombardy, an epicenter in Italy.
After she tested positive with the new coronavirus on March 6, Vietnam found 13 more cases within two days, including 10 on the same Vietnam Airlines flight as her.
Vietnam has identified crew members and passengers of the flight and applied quarantine and medical check.
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam predicted that the number of infection cases will continue rising in the days ahead.
The northern province of Quang Ninh has become the first locality to require the health declaration. Since March 8, around 300,000 residents in Ha Long city have filled out medical inquiries after four foreign visitors got infected with the virus. The visitors were on board the same plane from London to Hanoi as the woman who was the first infected case of Hanoi.
The Hanoitimes – All passengers at Noi Bai International Airport must comply with the screening procedures including health checks, medical declarations and test for Covid-19.
To ensure the safety amid Covid-19 pandemic, all passengers entering or transiting through Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport must declare their health status, Kinh Te & Do Thi reported.
All passengers at the airport must comply with the screening procedures including health check, medical declaration and test for Covid-19. Those returning from pandemic-hit regions or transiting through epidemic regions will be sent to concentrated quarantine facilities even without showing any symptoms.
Noi Bai International Airport at about 10:00am on March 17, many flights from different countries landed.
|At the gate, entrants can choose to fill out health declaration form online, on paper or directly state their health condition to the medical staff who are always available.|
All passengers receive detailed guidance. According to Deputy Director of the Hanoi Center for Disease Control and Prevention Khong Minh Tuan, passengers can fill out declaration forms on board of the airplane.
Once arriving at the airport, passengers will submit the declaration to the medical quarantine department. They will be required to supplement here if any information is missed. From March 10, passengers coming to Vietnam can declare their health status online.
After health declaration, passengers are directed to another area to check the body temperature automatically.
The competent force is always on duty to ensure security around the area where the samples are taken and the area of passport checking.
Passengers from four countries hard hit by Covid-19 (China, South Korea, Italy, Iran) and Europe are taken to quarantine centers immediately. Based on the information from border police and from medical declarations, all other passengers will be considered for medical isolation.