Violating COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control regulations in Ho Chi Minh City is punishable by a fine worth up to VND40 million (US$1,730). Due to the increasingly serious developments of the pandemic, the municipal People’s Committee issued directive No. 10 on Saturday evening to enforce stricter virus prevention and control measures, namely shutting down unofficial markets, limiting public gatherings to three people, and suspending public transport. Hefty fines are to be imposed on violators to make sure these regulations are obeyed. A VND1-3 million ($43-130) fine has been authorized for those who fail to wear face masks in public places. Participating in a gathering of more than three people in public is punishable by a fine worth VND10-20 million ($434-869) for each offender. Failure to comply with authorities’ order to shut down non-essential businesses and unofficial markets is punishable by a VND10-20 million ($434-869) fine. Those who fail to report a … [Read more...] about How are violators of COVID-19 preventive measures penalized in Ho Chi Minh City?
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Germany ’s Frankfurter Rundschau (FR) newspaper runs article on the lawsuit by Vietnamese-French Tran To Nga (Photo: VNA) Berlin (VNA) – Germany’s Frankfurter Rundschau (FR) newspaper on May 9 ran an article highlighting a lawsuit by Vietnamese-French Tran To Nga over multinational companies which produced and sold the toxic chemical Agent Orange (AO) containing dioxin sprayed by US forces during the war in Vietnam. The article emphasizes that the consequences of the toxins continue lingering in Vietnam until now. The author of the article, Stefan Brändle, described 79-year-old Nga as a woman with a robust appearance but suffering from many different severe diseases such as breast cancer, type-II diabetes, high blood pressure, alpha thalassemia and heart-related diseases. When she was exposed to AO/dioxin in 1966, Nga did not know about the fatal effect of the chemical that can transmit to later generations. But when she gave birth to her first child in 1969, the baby … [Read more...] about German newspaper: Consequences of Agent Orange lingers in Vietnam
Nguyen Van Hung, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said Thursday that any plan to receive tourists must abide by coronavirus prevention measures. Previously, on Tuesday, the tourism ministry and Kien Giang authorities had been requested to prepare a plan to receive foreigners to Phu Quoc and submit it to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh next month. The health ministry would cooperate with other relevant entities to trial the use of vaccine passports allowing foreigners to travel to certain tourism destinations that have managed the novel coronavirus pandemic well, it was announced. The National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control had already decided in April that three groups of entrants: vaccinated Vietnamese citizens stranded overseas; foreigners wishing to enter Vietnam for investment and business purposes; and international tourists would be eligible to use vaccine passports. The vaccine passport is currently envisaged as a digital document … [Read more...] about Vaccine passport program readied for foreigners to visit Phu Quoc Island
Social distancing has been applied in Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province, starting from June 24. Binh Thuan General Hospital The Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention in Binh Thuan held an online meeting with related agencies on June 24 after a new case was found in the area. The case was found in random testing at Binh Thuan General Hospital. The hospital and places where the patients had visited were disinfected immediately. After it was reported that the patient had taken passenger buses to his parents' home in Phu Lac Commune, Tuy Phong District, 12 times, the neighbourhood was locked down. The authorities also traced 308 F1 people so far. Le Tuan Phong, chairman of Binh Thuan Province ordered to apply preventive measures to slow the spread of the virus. Social distancing will be applied from June 24 in Phan Thiet City, and from June 25 in Tuy Phong District for 14 days. Meetings, religious and entertainment events with more than 20 people in the … [Read more...] about Social distancing applied in Phan Thiet
Eighteen people in the same hamlet of the Mekong Delta province of Long An tested positive for the novel coronavirus after one of them had contracted the virus from an individual from Ho Chi Minh City, the local epidemic control agency has reported. All the infections were found in Phuoc Ly Hamlet of Can Giuoc District, representing the largest cluster of COVID-19 cases ever detected in the province, the Long An Center for Disease Control said on Thursday. The detection was made after the center was notified by its Ho Chi Minh City counterpart that a person living in Phuoc Ly had caught the virus from another from the city. A cross-infection could have taken place among these people, the center said. All of the 18 COVID-cases have been sent to a health facility for isolation and treatment, while their 29 direct contacts have been put into centralized quarantine. Relevant agencies are urgently disinfecting the affected areas and have deployed other epidemic prevention … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s southern province detects 18 COVID-19 cases in same hamlet
COVID-19 vaccination in Phnom Penh on June 1 (Photo: Xinhua/VNA) Phnom Penh (VNA) - After completing the COVID-19 inoculation drive in the capital city of Cambodia on June 22, the Cambodian army began to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in other provinces, with nearly 60,000 people residing in Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong, Kampong Speu and Takeo having receiving the first shot. The Khmer Times newspaper on June 23 quoted Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodia n Army and commander of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, General Ith Sarath as saying that thanks to experience gained from the successful vaccination programme in Phnom Penh, the work in other provinces is going more smoothly. Provincial officials are working very closely with the military while the people have become better aware of the importance of vaccination against COVID-19 . The number of new cases in Phnom Penh has dropped remarkably to around 100-200 daily against the 400-500 cases recorded … [Read more...] about Cambodia expands vaccination drive outside Phnom Penh