People in Bangkok's Pomprap Sattruphai district are tested for Covid-19 at a makeshift location (Photo: www. bangkok post.com) Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand saw a record 51 COVID-19 fatalities over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,774, the country’s Ministry of Public Health announced on June 23. Meanwhile, 3,174 new cases were detected on the day, raising the national count to 228,539. Since the current COVID-19 wave began in early April, Thailand has logged 199,676 infections and 1,650 deaths. Meanwhile, beds designated for patients in critical condition at all state-run hospitals in Bangkok are now fully occupied by COVID-19 infected patients with severe symptoms, while the last 20 of such beds are strictly reserved for emergency patients, health authorities said on June 22. Dr Somsak Akksilp, Director-General of the Department of Medical Services said that under the current circumstances, infected patients' access to hospital beds with life-saving … [Read more...] about Thailand sees record high of daily COVID-19 fatalities
The ASEM’s High-level Policy Dialogue was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Asia-Europe forum following Vietnam’s initiative. Vietnam believes that playing a pioneering role would enable the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to promote sustainable and inclusive development. Representatives of ASEM partner countries and international organizations in Hanoi on June 22. Photos: Tuan Anh/Baoquocte The idea is one of the key points that Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son delivered at the ASEM High-level Policy Dialogue held both in-person and virtually in Hanoi on June 22. Son said the ASEM should aim at ensuring a peaceful and stable international environment on the basis of dialogue and trust and creating a solid foundation for sustainable, long-term, and mutual economic relations between Europe and Asia. Chairing the meeting, Son emphasized that member countries need to show stronger determination, act more decisively, and choose the right … [Read more...] about ASEM should take pioneering role in inclusive development: Vietnam FM
Tax authorities said they would review the roadmap of taxation collection and pilot tax withholding at some e-commerce sites. A new circular released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has been criticized for affecting the operation of e-commerce platforms and their hundreds of thousands of sellers. Under Circular No. 40, which will take effect on August 1, e-commerce platforms are required to declare and pay tax on behalf of third-party sellers on the platforms. Sendo said the application of the Circular will require a team of tax professionals to classify taxable revenue and tax rates applied. Photo: Grab The circular on value-added tax, personal income tax, and tax administration for business households and individuals are expected to collect tax from some people who obtain income on electronic commerce platforms but for years have not paid taxes. The tax authorities have asked e-commerce and delivery companies to take responsibility for the tax … [Read more...] about Would withholding tax on e-commerce be possible?
Additional 88 domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases reported Vietnam logged 97 new COVID-19 cases, including 88 domestic and nine imported, in the past six hours to 6pm on June 22, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said. Most of the new cases were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, with 63 infections, and the remainders were discovered in Bac Giang (12), Bac Ninh (6), Hung Yen (2), Nghe An (1) and Hanoi (1). By 6pm on June 22, the country had recorded a total of 12,010 domestically-transmitted infections and 1,717 imported cases. The number of locally-transmitted cases since the fourth COVID-19 wave hit Vietnam on April 27 amounted to 10,875, including 2,772 recoveries. According to the MoH’s Medical Service Administration, 5,546 patients have given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to date, while the death toll related to the disease was 69. Among active patients undergoing treatment, 377 have tested negative to the virus once, 132 twice and 141 thrice./. 12-hour … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 22
Illustrative image Hanoi (VNA) - Two international undersea cable lines - Intra Asia (IA) and Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) - that make up the majority of Internet connection capacity from Vietnam to the world have encountered problems since the beginning of this year. The IA cable, connecting Vietnam with Hong Kong and other parts of Asia, experienced technical problems starting January 1. The cause was determined by a cable error on segment 1, about 49 km away from the docking station at Singapore’s cable line. The problem affects all connections to Singapore. Meanwhile, the APG cable had a problem on the S3 branch, interrupting information in the direction of connecting to Hong Kong (China), Japan. Currently, Internet service providers in Vietnam have not received any plan to repair the trouble on the two undersea cables. However, Viettel, VNPT and FPT are the providers that are using a lot of capacity on the two cable lines have diverted traffic to other undersea … [Read more...] about Repairs to Vietnam’s two undersea cables to take weeks
The 22nd conference of the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association in Bangkok, Thailand (Photo: the Vietnam Film Institute) Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi will host the 25th conference of the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) in both virtual and face-to-face forms from June 20-25, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Under the approved plan, the conference themed “AV Archiving in Changing Times: Successes, Failures, and Challenges” will take place from June 23-24, focusing on theory and practice of audiovisual archive in the field of cinema. Apart from mentioning successes, the event will also point out failures and challenges, as well as experience and solutions to these issues. Vietnamese and international speakers will present about 20 papers at the event, which will see the participation of representatives from 33 film and audiovisual archive organizations of 23 SEAPAVAA member countries and territories, and … [Read more...] about Vietnam to host Southeast Asia-Pacific audiovisual archive conference