U.S. Consul General Mary Tarnowka remarked: “South Africa, home to 80 percent of the rhinos left on earth, reported 530 rhinos killed in the first six months of this year. Vietnam remains both a consumer destination and a transit point for rhino horns.” … [Read more...] about Where were you when the last rhino was killed?
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Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) will shorten trading hours, starting March 30, as one among measures to reduce market volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time in history that the IDX has made such a move. It has suspended trading for a few days, but it has never shortened the trading hours before. In its announcement, the Financial Services Authority (OJK) said that stock trading hours will be shortened to four hours from five-and-a-half hours previously. The bourse will open from 9:00 – 11:30 and 13:30 – 15:00. The statement stressed that the move aims to support the Government’s efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic and to harmonise policies of the financial services sector. The OJK also limited the over-the-counter bond trading (SPPA) period from 9:00 to 15:00 and the securities reporting period from 9:30 to 15:30. It has also asked the Indonesian Clearing and Guarantee Corporation (KPEI) and the … [Read more...] about Indonesia shortens stock trading hours for first time in history
Prior to the official release of the health ministry’s detailed guidelines, Vân Đồn Airport had already distributed masks for all staff and passengers, and used disinfectant to sterilise common surfaces in the terminals. Thanks to experience gained from the abovementioned infectious diseases, we were faster coming up with response plans to receive adjusted flights and better informed about the best type of disinfectant to use for the airplanes. … [Read more...] about Vân Đồn Airport contributes in fight against COVID-19
In its statement released on the website, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), an international affairs think-tank, said given that the dialogue draws participation from more than 40 countries, many of which have imposed travel restrictions, the IISS has decided that the only sensible course at this point is to notify delegates and other interested parties that the event will not take place this year. … [Read more...] about Shangri-La Dialogue 2020 cancelled over COVID-19
"Patient 172" is a daughter-in-law of "Patient 133," a 66-year-old woman from Lai Chau Province in northern Vietnam who was confirmed positive on March 24 after getting a heart ailment treated at the Bach Mai Hospital for three weeks. She took care of her mother-in-law for 23 days. She is asymptomatic and is being monitored. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s coronavirus infections up by five to 174