Food production and processing of food, pharmaceuticals, medicines, medical supplies and equipment for epidemic prevention and national security and defence. Supplying electricity, water, environmental sanitation; livestock, poultry, aquaculture farms; factories supplying clean water, garment factories producing medical masks, factories producing bottled water and juice. In addition, factories and enterprises having to complete orders signed before April 15 will also be allowed to operate. The above-mentioned cases of production and business activities must ensure strict observance of labour protection, wearing masks, keeping safe distance, and at the same time applying solutions to prevent epidemics at the grassroots level, and ensure workers' health. … [Read more...] about Which businesses will remain open during national social distancing?
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the meeting - PHOTO: VGP HCMC - Unemployed people or workers forced to leave their jobs due to the coronavirus will receive VND1 million per person per month from April to June from the government’s VND30-trillion aid package, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a meeting on March 31. … [Read more...] about Government announces VND30 trillion aid package for coronavirus-hit people
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and authorities of Vietnam are willing to work closely with the Czech Embassy to support the country and handle issues related to its citizens who are staying in Vietnam amid the COVID-19 pandemic, said Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung on April 1. During a Hanoi reception for Czech Ambassador to Vietnam Viteslav Grepl, he also affirmed that Vietnam will facilitate Czech citizens’ repatriation if they need, and proposed the Czech Government continue to create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in the European country with health care and epidemiological hygiene. The Vietnamese official appreciated the Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) of the Parliament of the Czech Republic for its approval of the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) in late January, saying that the country was one of the first EU member nations to have ratified the agreement. Expressing his joy at the … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Czech Republic joining hands against COVID-19
Vietnam and other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have pledged to maintain an open market to facilitate trade and investment as well as ensure social welfare amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic. … [Read more...] about ASEAN pledges to keep market open amid COVID-19 pandemic
During the phone talks with Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh on Tuesday, Japan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu said his country has pledged to provide at least 200 million Japanese yen ($1.8 million) in aid to support anti-epidemic efforts in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Japan to provide Vietnam with $1.8m in aid to combat COVID-19