HCMC to impose e-health declaration mandate starting tomorrow The Saigon Times Passengers make health declarations at the Noi Bai airport in Hanoi. All residents in HCMC are required to make electronic health declarations starting tomorrow, June 24 - PHOTO: VNA HCMC – All residents in HCMC are required to make electronic health declarations starting tomorrow, June 24, to serve the fight against Covid-19, which is showing no signs of abating in the city. Duong Anh Duc, vice chairman of the municipal government, has sent a dispatch to departments, agencies, the authorities of Thu Duc City, and districts regarding the citywide electronic health declaration mandate. Duc said that HCMC had launched the “Electronic Health Declaration System” which can apply to all medical facilities in the city, aimed at facilitating contact tracing activities. To continue enhancing the effectiveness of the e-health declaration system in the anti-virus fight, the city asked all … [Read more...] about HCMC to impose e-health declaration mandate starting tomorrow
Health Ministry urges faster Covid-19 vaccination in HCMC and 9 other provinces The Saigon Times Workers in HCMC wait for Covid-19 vaccination. The Ministry of Health has urged HCMC and nine other provinces to speed up their Covid-19 vaccination process - PHOTO: TNO HCMC – The Ministry of Health today, June 23, sent an urgent dispatch to HCMC and nine other provinces—Nam Dinh, Cao Bang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Daklak, Tien Giang, Lam Dong, Can Tho and Kien Giang—asking them to accelerate their slower-than-expected Covid-19 inoculation process. According to the ministry, on May 20, it provided the HCMC Center for Disease Control (HCDC) with 70,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses, and institutes, hospitals and other units in the city with 4,500 doses, Tuoi Tre Online newspaper reported. On June 17, HCDC continued receiving an additional 786,000 doses, and institutes, hospitals and other units were given 10,370 doses. On June 14, the ministry asked the governments of … [Read more...] about Health Ministry urges faster Covid-19 vaccination in HCMC and 9 other provinces
The ASEM’s High-level Policy Dialogue was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Asia-Europe forum following Vietnam’s initiative. Vietnam believes that playing a pioneering role would enable the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to promote sustainable and inclusive development. Representatives of ASEM partner countries and international organizations in Hanoi on June 22. Photos: Tuan Anh/Baoquocte The idea is one of the key points that Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son delivered at the ASEM High-level Policy Dialogue held both in-person and virtually in Hanoi on June 22. Son said the ASEM should aim at ensuring a peaceful and stable international environment on the basis of dialogue and trust and creating a solid foundation for sustainable, long-term, and mutual economic relations between Europe and Asia. Chairing the meeting, Son emphasized that member countries need to show stronger determination, act more decisively, and choose the right … [Read more...] about ASEM should take pioneering role in inclusive development: Vietnam FM
Tax authorities said they would review the roadmap of taxation collection and pilot tax withholding at some e-commerce sites. A new circular released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has been criticized for affecting the operation of e-commerce platforms and their hundreds of thousands of sellers. Under Circular No. 40, which will take effect on August 1, e-commerce platforms are required to declare and pay tax on behalf of third-party sellers on the platforms. Sendo said the application of the Circular will require a team of tax professionals to classify taxable revenue and tax rates applied. Photo: Grab The circular on value-added tax, personal income tax, and tax administration for business households and individuals are expected to collect tax from some people who obtain income on electronic commerce platforms but for years have not paid taxes. The tax authorities have asked e-commerce and delivery companies to take responsibility for the tax … [Read more...] about Would withholding tax on e-commerce be possible?
Closed restaurants inside a shopping mall in Ha Dong District, Hanoi, June 20. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Minh. After Hanoi authorities announced that indoor dining and hairdressing can resume on Tuesday, Bui Quang Hung, co-founder of barber shop chain 30Shine, showed his excitement with a post on social media saying, "see you Hanoians on Tuesday morning." He said the shops would open from 7.30 a.m. until late night to clear a backlog of almost a month. "Men have to visit the barber once every three weeks on average because they feel irritated if their hair is one to two centimeters too long." There would be two or three times the usual number of customers for two weeks, he said based on his experience from previous waves. But some other businesses are less hopeful. Trieu Nguyen Quan, owner of the Goofoo Gelato chain of ice cream shops, does not expect many customers for 10 days after reopening since people are afraid of the pandemic. Hoang Tung, CEO of fast-food … [Read more...] about Excited but anxious: Hanoi business owners reopen
The Things That Count photography exhibition sends signs of hope by creating an international network of upcoming artists The exhibition, named Things That Count, is held with support from the Embassy of Belgium in Vietnam, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp, Belgium), and Matca Space for Photography. Things That Count is an online collaboration between young photographers from Europe and Vietnam. During 10 weeks in March and May 2021, students from the Photography department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium communicated online in text and images with young Vietnamese photographers about important current topics in modern society. The 10 values chosen include family, safety, gender, heritage, humour, intimacy, freedom, power, knowledge, and faith. In times of COVID-19, existential questions are posed to young people who are now facing an uncertain future. In times of COVID-19, existential questions are posed to young people who are now … [Read more...] about Photography exhibition features values and connection in times of COVID-19