Many supermarkets in HCM City have announced to close early following tightened social distancing rules imposed in the area. Food displayed at a supermarket in HCM City Most supermarkets now open between 30 minutes and one hour earlier than usual and close by 6 pm instead of 9.30 pm. Big C and Top Market said the opening hours have been set to 7 am to 7 pm. MM Mega Market now opens from 6.30 am to 5.30 pm. Aeon Mall opens from 8 am to 4 pm and suspended all online services. Vinmart and Meat Deli are open from 5 am to 5.30 pm. Satra Foods, Satra Pham Hung and Saigon Supermarket under HCM City Commercial Company now close at 4 pm. Meanwhile, Co.opmart, Co.opXtra and Lotte Mart said they were still waiting for the official directives from the authorities about the opening hours and operating methods. Before then, they will still open as usual. Since July 26, residents in HCM City have been issued food tickets which state on which day they can go out to buy food … [Read more...] about HCM City supermarkets to close early as social distancing rules tighten
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Before the complicated development of the Covid-19 epidemic, the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City asked the Prime Minister to provide human resources to the city. In a letter signed by HCM City Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong to the Prime Minister, the city said it needed 927 doctors (including 150 resuscitators and 777 doctors for examination and treatment); 4,137 nurses and technicians (including 400 resuscitation nurses, 50 laboratory technicians, 50 radiology technicians and 3,637 patient care nurses). For the work of taking samples for testing, the city proposed having an additional 2,000 employees with relevant expertise. In addition, HCM City Vice Chairman Duong Anh Duc signed an urgent document to the Ministry of Health asking for the ministry to mobilize medical staff at HCM City-based hospitals managed by ministries and state agencies to assist the city in epidemic prevention and control. Specifically, the number of medical staff to be mobilized is … [Read more...] about HCM City asks for human resources assistance to fight pandemic
The fifth phase of Covid-19 vaccination program in HCM City begins today, July 22, with more than 930,000 Covid-19 doses of vaccines, including AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Sinopharm at over 600 vaccination sites throughout the city. Some photos taken by VietNamNet at vaccination sites in HCM City this morning: The priority people in this phase include people aged 65 or older; those with underlying health conditions; people credited with revolutionary service; the frontline forces, volunteers in charitable, prevention and control activities; poor people and persons at higher risk from coronavirus. At Lanh Binh Thang sports center in District 11. At least two vaccination sites are set up in each ward and commune, aiming to vaccinating 120 people/day. The program will be carried out at 20 hospitals and 624 vaccination stations with 120 doses of vaccines of each site per day in two weeks. In 624 locations, the … [Read more...] about Fifth phase of Covid-19 vaccination begins in HCM City
Earning a doctorate at the age of 27, and now a postdoc at Washington Bothell University, Huynh Thi Thanh Tra is one of only a few former students at the HCMC University of Education who has gone far in physics teaching methodology. Huynh Thi Thanh Tra “In Vietnam, adults tell their children that only education can help change the lives of people, and that you should become a doctor, an engineer or a businessman. But there is little advice about becoming a scientist. "Like many other Asian children, I knew that I needed to study, not just for me, but also for my parents and my family. I needed to become their pride and all that I knew was studying, with no break or thinking whether I liked my school and what I wanted to become. "But now, that child can understand the unconditional support from my family, though my parents and the family are not really clearly aware of what I am doing. I have learned a lot about who I am, what I can do, and what I want to be. I am eager to … [Read more...] about Post-doc physics researcher named ‘Person of the Month’ in the US
Many retail outlets in Ho Chi Minh City have decided to close five hours earlier than normal every day starting Monday, as a response to fresh outdoor travel restrictions imposed by local authorities. Such adjustment has been made after the municipal administration banned residents from going outdoors from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am the next day, from Monday until further notice, as part of the measures to reduce surging COVID-19 infections. Many retailers of food and other essential goods have said they will open 30 minutes or one hour earlier and shutter by 5:00 pm, instead of 10:00 pm previously. Specifically, many supermarkets will operate between 6:30 am and 5:00 pm. As the travel curbs begin at 6:00 pm, a number of retail stores said they will even shut down earlier, by 4:00 pm, to enable their staff to get home before the effective curfew time. A representative of AEON Vietnam said that it has informed customers that it will close earlier than normal so both employees and … [Read more...] about Saigon supermarkets to close by 5:00 pm in adaptation to new COVID-19 restrictions
Supermarkets, food outlets in HCMC close before 5 p.m. The Saigon Times Residents queue up to enter a supermarket in HCMC’s Go Vap District to do the shopping. Supermarkets and food outlets in the city will close before 5 p.m. every day - PHOTO: TNO HCMC – As HCMC has enhanced its anti-pandemic measures and banned all residents from going out from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., many supermarkets and food outlets in HCMC have announced that they would operate until 5 p.m. every day, from today, July 26, instead of 10 p.m. as earlier. They will open earlier by 30 minutes to an hour. The municipal Department of Industry and Trade has worked with retailers in the city on their opening hours, the local media reported. Some supermarkets will even close at 4 p.m. The early closure of supermarkets will help their employees return to their homes before 6 p.m. A representative of AEON Vietnam said it had informed its customers of the new time of operation. Similarly, MM Mega Market … [Read more...] about Supermarkets, food outlets in HCMC close before 5 p.m.