A block of the field hospital is ready for hosting COVID-19 patients in Đà Nẵng City. At least 340 COVID-19 patients have been given treatment in the city's hospital system. VNS Photo Lê Lâm ĐÀ NẴNG — The first field hospital in Đà Nẵng officially opened on Friday for seriously ill COVID-19 patients from Đà Nẵng General Hospital. This will reduce the burden on the local healthcare system that has been stretched thin by an explosion of cases of COVID-19. According to Dr Lê Đức Nhân, director of the hospital, the 1,700-bed structure is equipped with full medical facilities with part assigned as a reserved treatment centre for the downtown-based Đà Nẵng General Hospital. The city’s hospital system has been treating 340 COVID-19 patients since May, of which 11 have suffered serious ailments. Đà Nẵng also launched an automated switchboard for online declarations for close contacts of positive SARS-COV-2 cases (F1). This will complement the city’s information and technology … [Read more...] about First Đà Nẵng field hospital now taking patients
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The Covid-19 outbreak in HCM City and neighboring provinces is threatening the livelihoods of people and disrupting production and business chains. HCM City has imposed social distancing Vo Tri Thanh, a respected economist, thinks that the current situation may last a long time and the virus will spread to other provinces. “It’s necessary to anticipate bad scenarios, so that we can know how to deal with the worst if it comes, and mobilize resources in the most timely and effective way, so as to avoid the perplexity as we are facing in HCM City,” he said. Scenarios The worst scenario, according to Thanh, is that the GDP growth rate is just 5 percent this year. Thanh, an optimist, is very cautious this time. Under Scenario 1 drawn up by the Government, the targeted growth rate is 6 percent in 2021, if the pandemic is basically controlled in July, there are no hotbeds in Industrial Zones and key economic centers, and no social distancing. Vietnam needs to obtain a … [Read more...] about Vietnam needs to anticipate ‘bad scenarios to avoid the worst’: economist
Ho Chi Minh City businesses are working to organise safe production and accommodation for workers “Businesses are ready and have made plans to respond to the outbreak. That’s why we can implement Ho Chi Minh City’s stay-at-work arrangements for workers within a 24-hour deadline,” said a representative of Vietnam’s leading brewer SABECO. She added that to not break the production and supply chain, stay-at-work employees include the production, technical, and quality control departments, as well as partners in the supply chain and medical staff. “The focus for our company is on keeping employees safe. Workers who stay on site are equipped with sleeping places and necessary items for daily living, following safety standards. Protecting employee’s mental health has also emerged as a high priority,” she added. On July 13, Ho Chi Minh City stated that businesses in the city would have to make stay-at-work arrangements for their workers, ensuring pandemic prevention while they will … [Read more...] about Drastic stay-at-work scheme kicks off
Animal feed exports see surge in H1 Luc Ngan lychee of Bac Giang province is protected geographical indication in Japan. Vietnamese firms are urged to pay more attention to register for intellectual property protection in foreign markets. (Photo baochinhphu.vn) Vietnam’s animal feed exports hit nearly 523.88 million USD in the first six months of 2021, up 52.7 percent year-on-year, according to the General Department of Customs. China remains the biggest importer of Vietnam’s animal feed, with turnover reaching 188.3 million USD in the reviewed period. In June alone, China spent 36.62 million USD on importing animal feed from Vietnam, up 47.3 percent from the same period last year. Vietnamese exports of animal feed to Cambodia in January-June rose 41.7 percent to 74.81 million USD, maintaining Vietnam’s second largest importer. Meanwhile, the US surpassed India to become Vietnam’s third biggest importer of livestock feed with turnover hitting 56.42 million … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JULY 22
Agriculture sector remains fairly resilient to COVID-19 While the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the tourism industry and hit industrial production hard, agriculture and community-based agro-forest production have proven resilient in the tourism-intensive central region. Despite an average reduction at 30 per cent of revenue, farmers in suburban Đà Nẵng, Quảng Nam and Quảng Ngãi have maintained stable incomes compared to other sectors thanks to food chain distribution channels. Traditional fishing and self-sufficient farm production have helped residents in the Chàm Islands off the coast of Hội An, the Lý Sơn Islands off Quảng Ngãi Province and gardeners in rural areas of Cẩm Thanh Commune in Hội An and Hòa Ninh and Túy Loan villages in Đà Nẵng keep going throughout the pandemic. Restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops in Hội An – the most popular tourist destination in central Việt Nam – have closed, but farmers in organic gardens in Cẩm Thanh are still supplying people in … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JULY 20
The French Embassy in Hanoi and the French Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City are organizing a vaccination campaign for their compatriots and the staff of the French diplomatic network in Vietnam, with the authorization of the Vietnamese authorities. Free-of-charge Moderna jabs will be administered in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from July 27, according to an announcement on the French Consulate General’s verified Facebook page last week. Eligibility for the campaign is limited to French nationals aged 18 and over currently in Vietnam and their spouses regardless of nationality, foreign parents of French minors, and French government employees and their spouses. Vaccine doses will be administered at the Hanoi French Hospital in Hanoi and FV Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Registrations for appointments opened on July 15 on FV Hospital’s website. The campaign followed Vietnam’s announcement to give foreign citizens living and working in the Southeast Asian country … [Read more...] about Will foreigners be able to get COVID-19 vaccination in Vietnam?