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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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
Hanoi kicked off its large-scale decontamination mission on Monday morning in a bid to stall the spread of COVID-19. Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung had requested local military forces to carry out the disinfection during a virtual meeting on Sunday. Following Dung’s order, relevant units under the Ministry of National Defense and the Hanoi Capital High Command arranged 180 soldiers and 15 specialized vehicles for the fumigation drive on Monday, with Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, Hoang Mai, and Chuong My Districts being the first target locations. From 8:00 am the same day, the specialized vehicles began touring many streets in Hoan Kiem District to spray disinfectant. The disinfection came as the novel coronavirus has caused 903 infections in Hanoi since April 27, when the pandemic’s fourth wave struck the Southeast Asian country, according to the Ministry of Health’s data. A soldier gets ready for a large-scale disinfection drive in Hanoi, July 26, … [Read more...] about Hanoi begins large-scale disinfection drive to cope with COVID-19
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.
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính took the oath of office on Monday at the National Assembly Building in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn HÀ NỘI — Phạm Minh Chính, 63, was re-elected as the Prime Minister of Việt Nam for the next five years by the ongoing first session of the 15th-tenure National Assembly Monday afternoon in Hà Nội. All 479 deputies present the plenary session (95.99 per cent of this tenure's total) cast their votes in favour of adopting the resolution on Chính's re-election for the 2021-26 term. “Under the nation’s sacred red flag and yellow star, in front of the National Assembly and people across the country, I, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam, swear to be absolutely faithful to the country, to the people, to the Constitution, and strive to fulfil the mission assigned by the Party, State and people," Chính read. National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ on behalf of the country's parliament acknowledged the oath and offered his … [Read more...] about Phạm Minh Chính confirmed as PM: pledges reforms, balanced development
Expectations to transform business households into companies have been unsuccessful as most households did not want to officially become companies. The goal to have 1 million businesses by the end of 2020, thus, was not met. The Government’s Resolution 35/NQ-CP dated May 16, 2016 set a target to have 1 million businesses by 2020, including large-scale ones with strong resources. In 2015, nearly 443,000 enterprises were in the country. In order to achieve the target, the average number of newly established enterprises each year had to increase by 17.7%, which was an ambitious goal. At that time, there were about 3.5 million business households, including many households with enterprise scale. The authorities hoped that these households would be a great source for forming the local business force. However, the results were not as expected because most household business establishments did not want to become companies. Hanoi is a typical example. In 2019, 27,000 new … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s goal of having 1 million enterprises still far away