According to the plan being prepared by the HCMC Department of Education and Training, students in grades 9 and 12 in areas with safe and low Covid risks will resume on-site learning starting December 10. The move has been approved in principle by the city administration, but detailed guidelines have not been announced yet. Two years since the pandemic disrupted education, schools have regularized prevention measures, including screening body temperatures and ensuring social distancing in class. The new problem when they reopen is how to deal with the appearance of new infections. Huynh Thanh Phu, principal of the Nguyen Du High School in District 10, said that, unlike before, it was not possible to blockade the whole school or close it immediately since it will cause further learning losses. The current approach is to calmly identify cases and conduct contact tracing for proper follow up actions. "When a new Covid patient is detected, only those who have been in close … [Read more...] about Handling of new cases key as HCMC prepares schools’ reopening
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Illustrative photo In the unpredictable world of trading, seasoned investors are recognizing the new craze to get rich quick, which is also causing stocks to rise and plunge in uncertain ways. This new wave of enthusiastic young investors is willing to accept the risks and challenges of the stock market, by forming their own business strategies, going into in-depth analysis, developing business plans in chat rooms, and making tough decisions on betting on stocks, unlike earlier investors who depended on picking up bits of information from across the floor. Startup generation Discussions on stocks is not entirely a new concept, as investors in the first wave of stock explosion in 2002 and also during the second wave in 2006 got together for discussing transactions, but then they met on trading floors or forums. The situation is very different now with easy access to social networks like Facebook, Instagram and Zalo that can provide quick connectivity for investors to gather … [Read more...] about Enthusiastic young investors creating new wave
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has asked local authorities to strengthen surveillance to discover Covid-19 cases and any abnormal signs of clusters as a new coronavirus variant called Omicron has emerged. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 25, 2021 reported that the coronavirus variant it has named Omicron (B.1.1.529) was discovered in several African countries, such as South Africa and Botswana. The first patient was a 30-year-old man in South Africa. He had fatigue, body aches with a minor headache, and itching, but no sore throat, cough or loss of taste. According to scientists, the Omicron variant has 32 mutations in spike glycoprotein and is the most mutated of the SARS-CoV-2 viruses. It is predicted to spread faster than Delta. Omicron cases have been discovered on several continents. Though epidemiologists think that it’s too late to impose travel restrictions to prevent Omicron from spreading globally, many countries have banned passengers from the … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam do to cope with the Omicron variant?
As many as 209 tourists from the Republic of Korea (RoK) will come to Phu Quoc on a Vietjet flight. (Photo: Vietjet) Last week, resorts and hotels on Phu Quoc Island, in Quang Nam and Danang welcomed the first tourists under the pilot vaccine passport programme, after preparing for their arrival for several months to ensure safety for their guests. During the past month, Sun Group on Phu Quoc has been busy retraining its staff and preparing pandemic prevention and control plans to create a safe environment for tourists. The group worked with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and Kien Giang Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism to accommodate groups of visitors. Following the current pilot programme, tourists will be tested for COVID-19 every seven days and have their body temperature monitored via an installed camera system. The staff will then take care of anyone who shows signs of fever and cough. Le Thi Thu Trang, general director of Vinpearl Discovery … [Read more...] about Hospitality giants based in ideal getaways ready for business
Golden Bridge, a famous tourist attraction in Da Nang city (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – With good performance in the COVID-19 combat, central Da Nang city and its neighbouring province of Quang Nam are seeking permission to welcome international tourists back. Lao dong (Labour) newspaper cited Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee Le Trung Chinh as saying that the city has managed to put the latest coronavirus outbreak under control and currently ranks eighth among the 63 provinces and cities in terms of the vaccine coverage, with 95 percent of its population aged 18 and above already getting the first dose and 15 percent, the second. In particular, the city has experience in concurrently receiving people from abroad and ensuring pandemic prevention and control, he noted. Da Nang is a tourism hub of the entire central and Central Highlands regions, but its tourism industry has been hit hard by the pandemic for the past almost two years. While 90 percent of … [Read more...] about Da Nang, Quang Nam ready to welcome int’l visitors back
According to Binh Dinh’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the success of the programme would depend on the efforts of businesses. Enterprises needed to be ready in terms of facilities, human resources and availability of new products for customers. It said that the province was developing several specific plans. On average, Binh Dinh welcomes around 200,000 international visitor s every year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2021, the province has received only 77,000 visitors so far. In addition, it is necessary to encourage tourism businesses to meet 3-4-5 star standards and prepare conditions to welcome guests. In 2022, if the COVID-19 pandemic is under control, the province hopes will try to welcome from 400,000 domestic tourists and over 100,000 international visitors./. VNA … [Read more...] about Binh Dinh ready to become 6th destination to welcome int’l visitors