Receipts from taxes are on the decrease, which show that goods consumption and production of enterprises have been hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis. EuroCham’s newly released report on business index during social distancing periods showed that 18 percent of businesses in the manufacturing industry have transferred a part of their orders or production demand to other countries, while 16 percent are considering doing this. EuroCham’s Chair Alain Cany said this was just a temporary decision. However, if social distancing lasts two or three more months, the situation will become more serious. Meanwhile, a survey by the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) of German investors in Vietnam found that 60 percent of businesses confirmed the disruption of supply chains, which has caused serious consequences. Up to 83 percent of businesses said they have suffered from production disruption because goods transport, circulation and consumption have been … [Read more...] about How long will social distancing last?
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Binh said that on September 15, the committee issued a document on pandemic prevention and control measures from September 16-30, which clarifies that in areas where COVID-19 is put under good control, including District 7, Cu Chi and Can Gio districts as well as export processing zones and industrial parks in the High-Tech Park in Thu Duc city, locals are allowed to go out to buy food once per week. Meanwhile, COVID-19 “green card” with QR codes will be piloted in areas where the pandemic is basically controlled. Under the document, shippers are allowed to operate in districts and Thu Duc city from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day if they follow pandemic prevention and control measures, the same as companies and business households in specific sectors, including postal and telecommunications services, learning equipment, take-way catering services and food supply. Staff of the companies must stay in only one district. At the same time, construction and transport projects will continue … [Read more...] about HCM City loosens pandemic control measures in specific areas from September 16
Sample taken for COVID-19 testing. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - People living in high risk or very high risk areas must be tested for SARS-CoV-2 three times a week, while those living in other areas tested every five or seven days. This is part of the latest guidelines sent by the Ministry of Health to steering committees for COVID-19 prevention and control in provinces and cities nationwide on September 14. The guidelines concentrate on testing and preventive measures to take when localities implement social distancing. According to the ministry, ramping up testing was important to control the disease. In areas with a high/very high risk of COVID-19 infection, rapid antigen tests should be given priority to immediately isolate positive cases. Rapid antigen tests and RT-PCR tests could be combined. In areas with less risk of infection, pooled testing can be used based on specific conditions, for example, combining testing samples from people of the same family, … [Read more...] about People in high, very high risk areas to be tested three times a week: Ministry
Hanoi authorities have exerted best efforts to help enterprises in COVID-19-free zones, or ‘green zones’, maintain operations (Illustrative photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi authorities have exerted the best efforts to help enterprises in COVID-19-free zones, or ‘green zones’, maintain operations. COVID-19 jabs , he added. COVID-19 prevention and control for consideration. ‘green zones’ . Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of the district Nguyen Trung Thuan said that during social distancing, firms at the industrial cluster wishing to maintain operation need to build plans for the 'three on the spot' and 'one route, two destinations' models and submit them to the People’s Committee for approval. Similarly, Quoc Oai district is determined to protect its ‘green-zone’ status and promptly designs production plans in tandem with COVID-19 prevention and control efforts. It is home to the Thach That-Quoc Oai industrial parks and the two clusters of Ngoc Liep and Yen … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s COVID-19-free zones strive to bolster production
Hanoi on Wednesday allowed restaurants and food and drink establishments to reopen for delivery, starting 12:00 noon Thursday, but only in districts that have recorded no community COVID-19 cases since September 3. A food joint opened for delivery/takeaway orders on September 6 in Gia Lam District, considered one of the COVID-19 free areas. The establishments are also required to close before 9pm every day. This is part of the urgent document regulating COVID-19 prevention and control measures in the capital city signed by the Chairman of Hà Nội People’s Committee Chu Ngọc Anh. Other services are also allowed to reopen include stores for stationery, textbooks, and other learning equipment (given that the new school year has started), mechanics, electronics, and home appliances. Business and service establishments are to operate under the management, supervision and inspection of local authorities, the document noted. They also must fully implement pandemic … [Read more...] about Hanoi allows reopening of delivery-only food and drink locations in districts with no community COVID-19
HCM City authorities are planning to grant green cards associated with personal QR Codes in certain districts; amend regulations on goods delivery and receipt; and allow more business fields to operate, commencing from September 16. The press conference HCM City Vice Mayor Le Hoa Binh announced the People’s Committee decidion on measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic at a press conference on September 15. Green cards HCM City has decided to extend social distancing until September 30 to thoroughly implement all epidemic prevention and control measures. The granting of travel permits to certain people allowed to travel will continue. The travel permits will be granted by the city police and are valid until September 30. The city pledges to provide food and essential goods to people under plans announced weeks before. In areas which have basically controlled the outbreak, including districts 7, Cu Chi and Can Gio; and export processing zones and … [Read more...] about Extending lockdown, HCMC adjusts social, business activities