Most of the spending will be used for vaccine purchases. Vietnam might need an amount of VND40 trillion (US$1.74 billion) for the fight against Covid-19 in the time to come. AstraZeneca, the first vaccine approved in Vietnam. Photo: UNICEF The money would be used to buy the vaccine and medical equipment, the news was released today [Sept 22] by Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc who also said that the government spent VND18.35 trillion ($797 million) on the Covid-19 fight in the first eight months this year. Today, the National Assembly (NA), the highest legislative body, agreed to transfer VND14.6 trillion ($635 million) from the 2021 savings for the anti-pandemic missions this year. Earlier, the Ministry of Health estimated that Vietnam needs VND28.5 trillion ($1.23 billion) to purchase 170 million doses of vaccines. To date, the country still needs VND16 trillion ($695 million). In another move, the government today approved to import of an 20 million … [Read more...] about Today’s Covid News: Vietnam likely to spend US$1.7 billion on pandemic fight
Vietnam life vietnams daily local coronavirus count falls by over 1
Retail consumption - financial services – telecommunications and essential services on digital platforms are estimated to account for 80 percent of the Vietnamese consumer’s wallet. To Masan, the integration of telecom solutions and useful technologies into the ‘Point of Life’ platform will boost consumer benefits by delivering a user-friendly experience and optimal performance. Therefore, Masan recently acquired 70 percent of Mobicast to mark its official entry into the telecom and digital service sectors. This is a strategic step of the company to build a complete ecosystem of its own and transform the retail consumer industry. Why did Masan decide to launch Reddi as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator? MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) are wireless communication service providers that do not have their own frequency spectrum allocation or the wireless network infrastructure. MVNOs partner with traditional Mobile Network Operators (MNO) to use their wireless network … [Read more...] about Entering into telecommunications sector, will Masan adopt Reliance Jio model in Vietnam?
The Ministry of Health reported 11,527 in Vietnam on Wednesday, together with 11,919 discharged patients and 236 deaths. Thirty-five provinces and cities logged 11,525 domestic cases while the country recorded another two imported infections, the health ministry said. The ministry had documented 11,687 locally-infected patients on Tuesday. Nearly 5,900 of the latest domestic cases were found in the community, with the remaining detected in sectioned-off areas or centralized quarantine facilities. Ho Chi Minh City reported 5,435 local infections, down by 1,086 patients from yesterday; Binh Duong Province 4,179, up by 570; Dong Nai Province 930; Long An Province 191; An Giang Province 186; Kien Giang Province 137; Can Tho City 48; Da Nang 10; and Hanoi seven. Vietnam has confirmed 714,497 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth – and worst – virus wave emerged in the country on April 27. Ho Chi Minh City suffers the most with 353,655 … [Read more...] about 11,527 new COVID-19 cases recorded in 35 provinces, cities in Vietnam
HCM City to implement third relief package worth 7.3 trillion VND Ho Chi Minh City will carry out the third relief package worth 7.3 trillion VND (around 320.7 million USD) sourced from the local budget to help more households and informal workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Vo Van Hoan, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee. Speaking at a press conference held by the city’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on September 20, Hoan said given complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city and prolonged social distancing, people face more difficulties due to job loss and having no income. Therefore, in addition to the social security relief packages of the city's Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and other organisations and individuals, the municipal People's Committee continues to implement the third relief package to help ease difficulties for local residents. According to reports from the People's Committees of … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 21
Check out the news you should not miss today: Society -- Ho Chi Minh City is developing eleven strategies on healthcare, social welfare, business-production, and more in preparation for a ‘new normal’ when COVID-19 is put under control in the southern city, secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen said at a working session on COVID-19 prevention with Binh Tan District on Wednesday. -- Local authorities have given approval to the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau to follow social distancing measures under the prime minister's Directive No. 15 from Thursday, with wet markets allowed to reopen for selling necessities only and required to meet epidemic prevention regulations. -- Ho Chi Minh City has so far allocated more than 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate pregnant women from 13 weeks, Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai, Chief of the Office of the local Department of Health, said at a press conference on Wednesday. Business -- Sales of Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – September 23
The Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has issued a set of safety assessment criteria for eateries, food businesses, supermarkets, and shopping malls to reopen. There are six criteria for catering service providers and seven for supermarkets, shopping malls, and food retailers. Catering service - The establishment must have a certificate of food safety. - The establishment must ensure food safety conditions in accordance with regulations. - Employees, customers, and delivery workers must strictly follow health authorities’ pandemic prevention and control instructions. All staff members have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and test negative for the novel coronavirus. - All people have to follow basic pandemic prevention measures, namely wearing face masks, sanitizing hands, and keeping a minimum distance of two meters. - The delivery area must be separated from the remaining sections, while hand sanitizer, antiseptic, and hand … [Read more...] about How can food establishments reopen in Ho Chi Minh City after COVID-19 halt?