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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The project on building a national database on population and production, and issuing and managing citizen identification has been basically completed. Lieutenant General Nguyen Duy Ngoc at the conference The shifting from the management mode of paper household residence registration books to personal identification numbers will be implemented soon. The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on June 22 organized a conference reviewing the national population and production database project and citizen identity card issuance. Thr ministry organized a ceremony on announcing the official running of the system, commencing from July 1. PM Pham Minh Chinh and leaders of ministries attended the ceremony. According to Lieutenant General Nguyen Duy Ngoc, Deputy Minister of Public Security, the two projects were approved by the PM in 2020. Though they were independent projects, the Ministry of Public Security decided to integrate them to help cut costs. The projects cost VND1 … [Read more...] about National population database project to be implemented on July 1
Over 30 CDCs seek leniency for former Hanoi CDC director, accomplices The Saigon Times Defendants at the court. Over 30 CDCs seek lighter penalties for former Hanoi CDC director and his accomplices - PHOTO: TNO HCMC – More than 30 Centers for Disease Control (CDCs) of localities nationwide and some scientists and organizations have sought lighter penalties for former director of the Hanoi CDC Nguyen Nhat Cam and his accomplices, according to the Hanoi People’s Court. On June 24, the court opened a two-day appeal hearing against Cam and his five accomplices for their alleged price gouging on real-time PCR detection systems used for Covid-19 testing, the local media reported. The court also said it had received petitions proposing lighter penalties for Cam and his accomplices from 42 associate professors and 430 doctors at several hospitals. Earlier, Cam; Nguyen Vu Ha Thanh, head of the Hanoi CDC’s financial and accounting department; Nguyen Thi Kim Dung, former … [Read more...] about Over 30 CDCs seek leniency for former Hanoi CDC director, accomplices
Illustrative image (Photo: Xinhua) Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The World Bank (WB) has revised down Malaysia’s GDP growth forecast to 4.5 percent in 2021 from 6 percent estimated in March and 6.7 percent last December amid a dramatic resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic beginning in mid-April. The revision reflects the slower pathway towards suppression of the pandemic and the slower-than-expected vaccine rollout. The trajectory and pace of growth will depend on the duration and severity of movement restrictions, the containment of the pandemic, and the pace of the vaccine rollout, according to the “World Bank Malaysia Economic Monitor: Weathering the Surge,” launched on June 23. The WB Group's senior economist Shakira Teh Sharifuddin said the country's economic recovery is being hindered by a resurgence in infections since mid-April, coupled with the re-imposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO) that is expected to have a significant impact on private … [Read more...] about WB lowers Malaysia’s 2021 growth projection to 4.5 percent
Lạch Huyện Port, Hải Phòng Province. Establishing a working group to tackle container shortages and stabilise logistics fees, together with a number of other solutions, is necessary to promote economic recovery in the pandemic, according to the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has proposed an inter-ministerial working group be founded to tackle the container shortage and stabilise logistics fees which have skyrocketed recently. This was one among the proposals VCCI sent to the Ministry of Planning and Investment regarding the project to support the Vietnamese economy in the current situation. VCCI said that logistics costs saw strong increases from 2020, coupled with an increasingly severe shortage of containers. For example, transportation fees from Việt Nam to Southampton, UK, increased from US$1,600 in early 2020 to $5,000 in December and now $9,100 per … [Read more...] about VCCI proposes working group to tackle container shortage, stabilise logistics fees
The exhibition aims to raise young people’s awareness about values in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Things That Count , a photography exhibition of conversations about life values in times of Covid-19 between young European and Vietnamese photographers, opened in Hanoi from June 25 to July 7. The project generates an injection of hope facing another continent, a virtual bridge between two cultures. Photos: Matca The exhibition is expected to make a hopeful signal for upcoming artists and sober reflections on what is considered valuable today, focusing on ten values including family, safety, gender, heritage, humor, intimacy, freedom, power, knowledge, and faith. During 10 weeks from 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. “What struck me most was the … [Read more...] about Things That Count – a photography exhibition keeps values of life