Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang have required local farmers to test negative for COVID-19 before participating in the harvest of agricultural products. Harvesters, including owners and drivers of harvest machines as well as porters, need to test negative for the novel coronavirus within three days before entering local harvest areas, Tran Chi Hung, director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said on Tuesday. The regulation also applies to those who have already received two shots of COVID-19 vaccine, Hung added. Local harvesters need to present their negative test results at checkpoints before entering the fields. Those who fail to do so are required to file health declarations and undergo COVID-19 testing at these checkpoints. They must also pay for the tests. The rule requires harvesters to declare their destinations and disinfect their harvest machines and vehicles. If the harvest takes multiple days, workers have to … [Read more...] about Vietnam province requires harvesters to test negative for COVID-19
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A head-on collision between a car and a truck killed three people on Ho Chi Minh Highway in Gia Lai Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, on Tuesday afternoon. The traffic accident occurred on the section of the aforementioned highway passing through Chu Prong District at 3:25 pm on the same day, according to Le Van Hanh, deputy head of the Traffic Safety Committee in Gia Lai. Huynh Trung, 34, from Dak Lak Province drove the truck while Le Quang Son, 48, living in Gia Lai, controlled the car, carrying two other locals -- Pham Thi, 58, and Nguyen Nhu Tuyen, 34. At the scene, the car and truck collided when the car crossed into the truck’s lane while traveling from Chu Prong District to Pleiku City in Gia Lai. The severe crash killed the three people in the car on the spot. Both vehicles were badly damaged. Chu Prong District police have worked with related forces to clarify the cause of the deadly accident. Like us on Facebook or follow us on … [Read more...] about Three die in head-on collision in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
More than 7,100 traffic accidents have occurred in Vietnam over the past seven months, killing over 3,600 people. The Southeast Asian country recorded 7,137 traffic crashes and 3,635 deaths from December 15, 2020 to July 14, 2021, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the National Traffic Safety Committee as saying. A total of 4,984 were injured in these accidents. The number of traffic crashes decreased 10.74 percent year-on-year, while the death toll also dropped 4.12 percent. The number of injured people was also down 14.8 percent. Among the traffic accidents, 7,062 occurred on roads across the country. In a recent fatal road crash, a truck collided with an automobile along a section of Ho Chi Minh Highway in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on Tuesday afternoon. All three people in the car were killed on the spot, while the two vehicles were heavily damaged. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam! … [Read more...] about Over 3,600 people killed in traffic crashes across Vietnam in seven months
PANO – Articles, recently published on some domestic and international websites, requested the omission of Article 88 in the Vietnam Penal Code in 1999 (amended and supplemented in 2009), arguing that this article violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that Vietnam signed and tramples on freedom, democracy and human rights. They also asked to free immediately those who call “prisoners of conscience”. This is an irrational request. On May 16 th , 2013, Long An Provincial People’s Court opened the first instance trial on the case of Dinh Nguyen Kha and Nguyen Phuong Uyen for “conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”. Photo: catphcm.bocongan.gov.vn Article 88 in Vietnam’s Penal Code regulates violations in conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Accordingly, propaganda acts against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam include: a) Propagating against, distorting and/or defaming the people’s … [Read more...] about Article 88 of the Penal Code goes in line with international laws and Vietnam’s reality
A man has been fined after he was caught on camera spitting and throwing away his face mask inside the elevator of an apartment building in Hanoi. An official from the People’s Committee in Yen Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Wednesday afternoon that the administration had imposed a VND4 million (US$174) on Hoang Van B., 31. B. was charged for failure to wear a face mask in public and failure to dispose of his used face mask properly. The man was summoned to the ward-level police station earlier the same day for a working session, during which he admitted to his wrongdoings. B. also had his samples collected for COVID-19 testing. “If he tests positive for the novel coronavirus, we will consider charging him criminally,” the official said. At around 10:30 am on Tuesday, B. and two other men walked into an elevator inside Home City Apartment Complex, situated in Yen Hoa Ward. The two men were wearing face masks, while B. was … [Read more...] about Hanoi man fined for spitting, throwing away face mask inside condo building elevator
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City imposed a daily outdoor travel ban from Monday, requiring all residents to stay indoors between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am and only allowing a few cases to go outside. In a document issued on Monday, the municipal People’s Committee required citizens not to go outside from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am the next day. Shops and business establishments must also close during these hours. The restriction, aimed at minimizing traffic density on local streets, is one of the stringent measures the city has recently taken to fight against the serious COVID-19 outbreak. During the outdoor travel restriction, people are only allowed to leave their houses for emergency medical services. Those participating in pandemic prevention and control efforts, as well as reporters, sanitation workers, and people in charge of troubleshooting problems related to electricity, water, telecom systems and technical infrastructure are exempt from the ban. Vehicles transporting essential … [Read more...] about Who are allowed to leave home during outdoor travel restrictions in Ho Chi Minh City?