Phan Hien's family from Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Binh District had four people infected with Covid-19 in early October, including an 85-year-old grandmother. Worried about the worst scenario, should he and other family members become critically ill, Hien decided to hire someone to care for his grandmother. "Looking for a healthy female, Covid recovered patient to take care of the elderly at home," he wrote in the job description post. "Recovered patients have better immunity than people who get two doses of the vaccine anyway," Hien explained. Hien's grandmother is healthy and can walk around normally. So he only asks the caregiver to support her if needed and not do any chores around the house. Since his family will provide accommodation and meals, he pays the caregiver a salary of VND500,000 a day. Just a few minutes after posting on Facebook, a woman accepted his job offer but said she could only work for a week. Many families who need to find someone to take care of … [Read more...] about High market demand for recovered Covid patients as caregivers
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At the talks “Why Vietnam” held recently by the Ministry of Information and Communications, experts affirmed the significant role and position of Vietnam in the technology industry as well as global supply chains. This was an event on the sidelines of the ITU Digital World 2021 hosted by Vietnam. At the talks, the story about Vietnam's role and position in the digital era, the digital transformation process and Vietnam's post-pandemic steps attracted the attention of domestic and international managers, experts and businesses. At the "Why Vietnam?" talks held by the Ministry of Information and Communications in Hanoi. Photo: Trong Dat Many people still think that Vietnam is a small country but from the perspective of IT-communication industry development, where is Vietnam on the world map? Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, Deputy Director of Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Information and Communications: There are many countries in the world … [Read more...] about Where is Vietnam in the technology industry and global supply chain?
Students in Hanoi study online. Experts at an online conference held by the Vietnam Women’s Academy branch in HCM City on October 16 said that students need to learn how to protect themselves online. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Children need to learn how to protect their personal and social well-being in cyberspace, Phan Thi Cam Giang, a lecturer at the Vietnam Women’s Academy's branch in Ho Chi Minh City, said at a recent online conference. Children are currently spending a great deal of time online, especially for academic study, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They often feel restless when electronic devices such as their smartphone are not near them, according to Giang. Her 2019 study of online game addiction among 300 students at one secondary school in HCM City showed that 80 percent accessed the internet for more than four hours each day. Besides online games, they were also attracted by YouTube and other websites. Children need to be more aware of their … [Read more...] about Conference highlights ways to protect children in cyberspace
According to Mr. Long, in the past time, with great efforts in the vaccine strategies, especially through vaccine diplomacy, so far our country has received 80 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the support of the international community. However, the access to the Covid-19 vaccine of Vietnam as well as many countries that are not able to produce the vaccine for their own is still facing many difficulties including the legal issues related to the purchase, sale, and import of vaccines. Moreover, the vaccine supplier offers conditions such as indemnification agreements, disclaimers, the confidentiality of the information and also risks related to untimely delivery. Next, the vaccine shortages resulting from higher-than-expected demand, have taken place globally. Finally, nations have been adding more people to the list of vaccination. Health Minister Long disclosed that as scheduled, Vietnam will receive a large number of the vaccine in October but the supply is not … [Read more...] about Health Minister reveals scarcity of Covid-19 vaccine
Startup Sky Mavis with the game Axie Infinity has surprised the Vietnamese startup community when it reached a huge total market capitalization - US$2.4 billion - after three years since its release, a record time in the Asian technology world. Axie Infinity, a blockchain-based game developed by Vietnamese, is a favourite game of players in many Asian countries. Axie Infinity, a blockchain-based game developed by Vietnamese, is a favourite game of players in many Asian countries. Staying home during the time of Covid-19 epidemic, people in many Asian countries play this game to make money. According to CNBC, Axie Infinity has become a phenomenon in Cabanatuan in the Philippines. The highest record price for an Axie that was sold recently was 300 ETH (over $70,000). The man who stands behind Sky Mavis is Nguyen Thanh Trung, its founder and CEO. At the age of 29, Trung may become Vietnam's first tech billionaire. In May 2021, the startup successfully raised $7.5 … [Read more...] about Global list includes name of Vietnamese “unicorns”
Social restrictions spur gaming popularity, illustration photo The pandemic has reignited Vietnam’s already growing online gaming industry, especially among young professionals. As a result, the gaming industry has seen a year of success, hitting revenues of almost $530 million in 2020, double those of 2015, according to the Vietnam National Innovation Centre under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. According to Sensor Tower, a provider of market intelligence and analytics for the mobile app economy, the global mobile gaming sector’s on-year revenue growth increased from 15 to nearly 40 per cent in May, and while the rate has decreased a bit since that peak, it remains to hover between 25 and 35 per cent. Linda Huynh, head of strategy and operations at Video game publisher Amanotes said that the pandemic has bolstered the digital economy across the world. Mobile gaming in particular has seen an unprecedented surge in revenues and downloads. “As such, there has been a … [Read more...] about Social restrictions spur gaming popularity