Under the current social distancing mandate, residents of Da Nang City will be allowed to leave their houses only in necessary cases, including food purchase, health emergencies, and other approved duties. Authorities instigated extensive social distancing in Da Nang on July 31, requiring all residents to stay home and all businesses to be closed, save for several cases of utmost necessity. More specifically, according to Directive No. 05 issued by Da Nang leaders, residents can only go outside under the following circumstances: - Food procurement - Health diagnosis, health check-ups, SARS-CoV-2 testing, inoculation, and medicine procuring - Other emergency cases, including natural disasters and conflagrations - Duty trips, authorized duties at public offices, or assignments for press agencies - Working at authorized businesses, service providers, and manufacturing facilities - Driving vehicles to convey essential items, inputs for production, and products for … [Read more...] about Which demographics are allowed outdoors during Da Nang’s movement curb?
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Through four ongoing online performances, Goethe Institut in Vietnam hopes to be able to entertain its audiences who are under social distancing measures due to Covid-19 pandemic. The dance performance choreographed by renowned dancer Vu Ngoc Khai will be premiered online at 8pm, August 7 on the Youtube channel of the Goethe-Institut Vietnam. Poster of 'The Nest' contemporary dance. Photo courtesy of Goethe Institut in Hanoi ‘The Nest’ is the premiere performance to kick start a series of online artistic functions introduced by Goethe Institut in Vietnam and broadcast live at 8pm every Saturday in August on Youtube. According to Vu Ngoc Khai, the idea for the dance piece ‘The Nest’ emanated from the ongoing pandemic. It made people realize that their plans can become quite meaningless. The sudden movement restrictions across the continents have actually created distances and jailed people in their own homes and immediate surroundings. “Thanks to the … [Read more...] about Online contemporary dance debuts to ease people’s tediousness
Join hands to manage the Covid-19 pandemic, accelerate trade and investment, and explore ways to work more closely on recovery plans are the main driver of the regional countries. Ten ASEAN member states together with Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, and the US have exchanged views on promoting comprehensive recovery plans to prepare for sustainable development in the region. Representatives at the 11th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on August 4. Photos: MoFA Foreign ministers of these countries reached the consensus at the 11th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting via a videoconference on August 4. The main issues included the ongoing management of the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of joint working to accelerate economic recovery, and the exploitation of further opportunities for partners to work more closely on health, economic, and security matters facing the region. The ministers … [Read more...] about East Asia Summit promotes comprehensive recovery
Big changes have occurred in Vietnam in regards to drink-driving laws and commerce trends. Photo: Le Toan As more consumers comply with stay-at-home and social distancing orders, food and beverage (F&B) enterprises have launched home delivery and promotion programmes to attract customers and keep their business above water. SABECO has launched a home delivery service as well as a promotion in which consumers can win a super-premium motorcycle, while other brands such as HABECO and Heineken are arranging free-of-charge delivery services. With the pandemic changing customer habits, and with bars and restaurants closed, recent sales trends depict a massive shift in where consumers buy and ultimately where they consume their adult beverages of choice, according to NielsenIQ. Le Anh Tuan, commercial director of Hanoi-Thanh Hoa Beer JSC, said that since last year his company has been affected by the double impact of COVID-19 and Decree No.100/2019/ND-CP from December 2019 on … [Read more...] about F&B groups hunker down during curbs
A vegetable farm in Túy Loan Village in Đà Nẵng City is seen as a 'safe' zone during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agriculture-based village has recorded low coronavirus infection cases during the fourth wave of COVID-19. — VNS Photo Công Thành Công Thành CENTRAL REGION — Isolated living environments, well-structured communities and food self-sufficiency have turned villages and islands in central Việt Nam into safe havens against the COVID-19 pandemic. Just 40km from downtown Đà Nẵng City, the ethnic Cơ Tu communities in the Tà Lang and Giàn Bí villages in Hòa Bắc Commune have yet to record a positive case of COVID-19. Head of Giàn Bí Village, Alăng Như, says most of the villagers make their living from farming, with only 20 per cent working at industrial parks. He said the pandemic has been well controlled by the community since the two villages began applying social distancing orders per the city’s People’s Committee decision. Only necessary trips to the city’s … [Read more...] about Isolated villages in the central region avoid the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic
To deal with a blood shortage during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, a blood donation campaign has been launched in Da Nang, Vietnam. Due to social distancing requirements to curb the spread of the virus, it is rather difficult to mobilize blood donors in person, prompting volunteers to resort to various social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to reach givers. There have been many messages shared on social media these days, driving potential volunteers to give blood. Many blood givers have been willing to give blood to save lives during the pandemic. They are aware of the serious shortages facing many blood banks in Vietnam during such a challenging time. 'I donate as soon as I can' One day in July, Thanh Hoa, a 23-year-old student of the Da Nang University of Education, queued up waiting for her turn to donate blood at Da Nang Hospital. Hoa has donated blood 14 times to date, but this time seems to be more special. “For the first time, I could not … [Read more...] about Blood donation spirit endures during COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam