The Ministry of Health (MOH) has asked local authorities to strengthen surveillance to discover Covid-19 cases and any abnormal signs of clusters as a new coronavirus variant called Omicron has emerged. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 25, 2021 reported that the coronavirus variant it has named Omicron (B.1.1.529) was discovered in several African countries, such as South Africa and Botswana. The first patient was a 30-year-old man in South Africa. He had fatigue, body aches with a minor headache, and itching, but no sore throat, cough or loss of taste. According to scientists, the Omicron variant has 32 mutations in spike glycoprotein and is the most mutated of the SARS-CoV-2 viruses. It is predicted to spread faster than Delta. Omicron cases have been discovered on several continents. Though epidemiologists think that it’s too late to impose travel restrictions to prevent Omicron from spreading globally, many countries have banned passengers from the … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam do to cope with the Omicron variant?
Most managers believe that VND3.5 billion is a reasonable spending level and PhD students will perform well if they choose suitable schools. Under a proposed financial mechanism for Project 89, a Ministry of Education and Training project aiming to produce 7,300 lecturers with doctoral degrees, a scholarship of up to $25,000 a year and a stipend of $390-1,300 a month would be given to each PhD student studying overseas. The scholarship will be provided for no more than 48 months to PhD students and no more than 24 months for master’s degree students. Nguyen Xuan Hoan, Rector of the HCM City University of Food Industry, said: “This is a very good regime that the Party and State offers with an aim to prioritize the development of high-quality Human Resources.” He said the support is attractive enough for candidates who want to study for a doctorate overseas. According to the head of a training division of a university in HCM City, most Vietnamese who study abroad do so with … [Read more...] about Ministry to pay up to VND3.5 billion for each PhD student studying overseas
The competition was launched on April 27, 2021 by the Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Vietnam Musicians’ Association, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children International, and Good Neighbors International. Marking the U.N. International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor, the competition aims to raise public awareness of child labor, which affects nearly 1 in 10 children worldwide and 5.3 percent of Vietnamese 5-17 year-olds, or more than 1 million children in the country, the ILO said on its website. While child labor has decreased by almost 40 percent over the last two decades, globally, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse this progress. Pham Ngoc Khoi, Vice President of the Vietnam Musicians’ Association and head of the jury, said the organizing board had received 88 entries by 68 musicians nationwide within four months. The works … [Read more...] about Competition harnesses power of music in combating child labor
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has received 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine offered by the Argentine government for the Southeast Asian country’s fight against COVID-19. Argentine Ambassador to Vietnam Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino handed over the donation, worth over US$2 million, to Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan at a ceremony held in Hanoi on Thursday. Thuan expressed his gratitude to the government and people of Argentina, as well as the Argentine Ministry of Health and the Argentine Embassy in Vietnam, for the vaccine aid. “We will use these vaccine doses in the most effective way to improve our people’s immunity, contributing to preventing and driving back the epidemic,” the official said. This is the first time that the Argentine government has donated COVID-19 vaccines to a foreign country, Ambassador Beltramino said. His country will always remember that Vietnam gave Argentina 20,000 face masks for the prevention of COVID-19 last year, the … [Read more...] about Vietnam receives 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by Argentina