Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam reported another imported COVID-19 case on October 1 morning, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. The 49-year-old Russian expert arrived at Can Tho airport on September 26 on flight QH 9495 from Russia, and he was quarantined in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho right upon his arrival. The patient is now quarantined and treated at the Can Tho Tuberculosis and Lung Hospital. Previously, 17 cases positive for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 were detected on the same flight, and they are being quarantined in the southern province of Bac Lieu. The total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,095, including 691domestically-infected cases. The death toll remained at 35. Among the positive cases, 1,010 people have been given the all-clear from the virus. There are 15,491 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined across the … [Read more...] about Another imported COVID-19 case recorded on Oct. 1 morning
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Explaining the rush of online game development in recent years, experts say Viet Nam has a lot of potential as a new market because nearly 70 per cent of the gamers are accessing the game for the first time. Also, because the country is located in Southeast Asia, it has a similar culture to China and South Korea so gamers understand and like kung fu novels. … [Read more...] about Online games: harmless fun or social problem?
Vietnam is currently home to more than 6.2 million people with disabilities, who have been among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the UNDP’s Rapid Assessment on Socio-Economic Impacts of Covid-19, 30% of people with disabilities lost their jobs, while some 50% had their work hours reduced and nearly 60% had to settle for pay cuts during the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Visually impaired people to receive online business training
Hanoi (VNA) – The novel coronavirus outbreak has changed the payment habit in Vietnam, with non-cash transactions particularly surging in the public service, Director of the State Bank of Vietnam’s Payment Department Pham Tien Dung said on December 4. At a workshop on promoting non-cash payment in the digital economy, Dung said digital payment ecosystem has been applied at over 30 hospitals, while 50 commercial banks completed e-tax payment with customs and taxation authorities in the 63 cities and provinces nationwide. Twenty-seven commercial banks and 10 intermediary organisations joined hands to carry out online payment of electricity bills, he said, adding nearly 90 percent of the Electricity of Vietnam’s revenue from power bills was collected through commercial banks. As of August 31, 92.9 percent of the 90,858 state-owned agencies had transferred salary payment through bank accounts, as compared with 81 percent recorded in the end of 2016. During … [Read more...] about COVID-19 sparks a boom in cashless payment: expert
Long An (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Long An has recalled licences of 41 projects with a combined investment of 71.2 million USD so far this year. Consisting mostly of manufacturing and housing projects areas, they were cancelled due to reasons like slow progress, investors wanting to cease their projects, and economic challenges due to COVID-19. Huynh Van Son, Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, said they included 17 FDI projects. He told Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper that while scrapping the projects could negatively impact official revenues and jobs, Long An is seeking to “improve the investment climate and create opportunities for other interested investors.” Officials have been instructed to appraise and rescind projects that are behind schedule. The department has told investors to make periodic reports on their progress. The province has set up an online management system to help investors make regular updates. … [Read more...] about Long An province revokes licences of tardy investment projects