UNDP resident representative Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen appreciates Vihelm products The coronavirus pandemic is still high on the agenda for people, organisations, businesses, and governments around the world. The continuous emergence of new strains of COVID-19 with a faster and more dangerous spread rate makes the fight against COVID-19 more challenging, putting off an end to the pandemic. While waiting for COVID-19 vaccines to be widely inoculated for more than 70 per cent of the Vietnamese population to achieve community immunity, businesses, organisations, and people still have to accept living and working under the “new normal”. Doctors and frontline soldiers face the constant danger of being exposed to COVID-19. In that context, many initiatives and products were introduced by individuals and organisations to serve the fight against the pandemic. One of the products is Vihelm, a distinct mask to prevent COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. This is an improvement … [Read more...] about Vihelm mask: Innovative solution in fighting COVID-19 in new normal
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Binh Dinh shuts down beaches due to fears over Covid-19 spread The Saigon Times Residents and tourists at a beach in Binh Dinh Province. As Covid-19 has spread to more localities such as Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces, Binh Dinh Province has issued a dispatch banning sea bathing and suspending dine-in services from today - PHOTO: NLDO HCMC - As Covid-19 has spread to more localities such as Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces, Binh Dinh Province has issued a dispatch banning sea bathing and suspending dine-in services from today, June 24, until further notice. The dispatch was signed by Binh Dinh Chairman Nguyen Phi Long this afternoon, the local media reported. Under the order, food stalls and eateries along National Highway 1A are only allowed to offer takeaway services, while coffee shops and restaurants or eateries in the province will temporarily suspend in-person services from 9.00 p.m. today. To prevent the spread of Covid-19, the provincial Department of … [Read more...] about Binh Dinh shuts down beaches due to fears over Covid-19 spread
Violating COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control regulations in Ho Chi Minh City is punishable by a fine worth up to VND40 million (US$1,730). Due to the increasingly serious developments of the pandemic, the municipal People’s Committee issued directive No. 10 on Saturday evening to enforce stricter virus prevention and control measures, namely shutting down unofficial markets, limiting public gatherings to three people, and suspending public transport. Hefty fines are to be imposed on violators to make sure these regulations are obeyed. A VND1-3 million ($43-130) fine has been authorized for those who fail to wear face masks in public places. Participating in a gathering of more than three people in public is punishable by a fine worth VND10-20 million ($434-869) for each offender. Failure to comply with authorities’ order to shut down non-essential businesses and unofficial markets is punishable by a VND10-20 million ($434-869) fine. Those who fail to report a … [Read more...] about How are violators of COVID-19 preventive measures penalized in Ho Chi Minh City?