Vietnam morning news for April 6

Vietnam morning news for April 6

Vietnam morning news

Sunday COVID-19 update, one more infection, one more recovers
The Ministry of Health has confirmed one more COVID-19 infection cases, raising the patient tally to 241.
— Chinhphu

Vietnam’s conglomerate to produce ventilators to fight against coronavirus
Vingroup, Vietnam’s biggest listed firm, plans to produce ventilators to fight against the new coronavirus that has infected 249 people in Vietnam as of Saturday.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam condemns sinking of boat off Paracels, demands China compensate
Vietnam has demanded that China take action against the Chinese Coast Guard vessel that sank a Vietnamese fishing boat and compensate the fishermen for their loss.
— VnExpress

Vietnam to suspend labour export until end of April
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on April 5 asked the Overseas Labour Management Department to order businesses to suspend sending workers abroad until the end of April.
— NDO

Vietnam should mull over rescue measures if Covid-19 persists: experts
The Vietnamese government should consider stronger economic rescue measures if the new coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic stretches into the third or fourth quarter of 2020, a group of experts have recommended.
— NDO

Vietnam smashes Coronavirus to save elderly patients, deploys ECMO machines against SARS-Cov-2
Taking the battle against Coronavirus to a new level, doctors in Vietnam have deployed heart-lung machines to oxygenate the blood of elderly Covid-19 patients who cannot be saved with mechanical ventilators.
— ECONOMYNEXT

Online shopping surges on Vietnam social distancing campaign
Amid the 15-day nationwide social distancing campaign, people in Vietnam are increasingly resorting to online shopping and home delivery.
— VnExpress

Vietnam assists Laos to fight Covid-19 with medical supplies
Medical materials from Vietnam arrived in Lao capital Vientiane by a chartered plane on Saturday morning (April 4) to assist Laos to fight against the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
— The Star Online

Vietnam protests Beijing’s sinking of South China Sea boat
Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat it said had been rammed by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel near islands in the disputed South China Sea.
— Channel NewsAsia

Vietnam Coronavirus research re-defines contact tracing strategy as Sri Lanka expands Covid-19 testing
Sri Lanka has expanded Coronavirus tests leading to several new patients being found officials said, as Vietnam researchers have shown how to close gaps in current Covid-19 contact investigations by tracing up to three generations of contacts of a confirmed case and testing two.
— ECONOMYNEXT

Policies needed to encourage investment in waste-to-energy
Vietnam needed to develop policies to encourage investments in waste-to-energy, also called bioenergy, which would significantly contribute to protecting the environment, experts have said.
— VietnamPlus

Covid-19 slump forces Saigon hotels to down shutters
With no bookings amidst Covid-19 fears and travel restrictions, many hotels in Ho Chi Minh City have closed and asked staff to take unpaid leave.
— VnExpress

Hanoi has legal basis to fine people going out unnecessarily: Mayor
Hanoi will fail to slow the coronavirus spread if tough measures have not been followed.
— The Hanoitimes

RoK to offer 5% preferential import tax on over 55,000 tonnes of Vietnamese rice
The Republic of Korea (RoK) is expected to import 50% of its total quota of 55,112 tonnes of rice from Vietnam in the tender scheduled this May with a preferential import tax rate of 5%.
— NDO

Vietnam should mull over rescue measures if Covid-19 persists: experts
The Vietnamese government should consider stronger economic rescue measures if the new coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic stretches into the third or fourth quarter of 2020, a group of experts have recommended.
NDO

Researchers spot gaps in Vietnam’s contact tracing process
Researchers have identified gaps in Vietnam’s contact investigation process concerning COVID – 19 which bears almost similar features to the system in Sri Lanka.
— Newsfirst

Vietnam Airlines adjusts flights to Da Nang due to new quarantine policy
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced on April 5 that it will adjust the frequency of its flights from Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang after the central city requires a 14-day quarantine period for passengers from the two major cities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— VietnamPlus

Fifteen Israelis evacuated from Vietnam
Israeli Consul to Vietnam Liat Shoham gathered the tourists in Hanoi and found commercial flights to places where there are continuing flights to Israel.
— Japan Post

Vietnam’s total COVID-19 cases now 241
A Vietnamese student from the UK was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 on April 5 afternoon, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam to 241, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
— VietnamPlus

Just one new case of coronavirus reported in Vietnam as the country tightens its prevention and control
The 240th patient is a 29-year-old Vietnamese woman residing in Lục Nam District, northern province of Bắc Giang who lives and works in Bangkok.
— Vietnam Insider

US aircraft carrier should never have been sent to Vietnam
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam on March 4 for a five-day visit.
— Asia Times

PetroVietnam says Q1 net profit likely halved to $188.5 mln
PetroVietnam’s net profit in the first quarter of this year likely fell 50.8% from a year earlier to 4.44 trillion dong ($188.5 million) due to low oil prices and weak demand due to the new coronavirus, Vietnam’s state oil firm said on Sunday.
— Yahoo News

Vietravel Airlines’ plan for first flights postponed due to COVID-19
Founded by one of the country’s largest tour operators Vietravel, the airline is scheduled to start commercial operations in the third quarter this year with a fleet of three airplanes, which could be raised to eight by 2025.
— Viet Nam News

Policies needed to encourage investment in waste-to-energy
Việt Nam needed to develop policies to encourage investments in waste-to-energy, also called bioenergy, which would signicantly contribute to protecting the environment, experts have said.
— Viet Nam Net

Vietnam Fin Min expands fiscal stimulus package to US$7.64 billion
As impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are growing, the figure represents a six-fold increase from the initial proposal of VND30 trillion (US$1.27 billion).
— The Hanoitimes

Real estate companies in Vietnam lose trillions
THE Covid-19 outbreak has cost many real estate firms trillions of dong from their market capitalisation value.
— The Star Online

Vietnam gov’t approves establishment of Vietravel Airlines
The airline is scheduled to start operation in the second quarter this year with a fleet of three airplanes, which could be raised to eight by 2024.
— The Hanoitimes

Social distancing a hot topic in Vietnam: Google trends
Topics related to social distancing and news from the Health Ministry are top topics that interest Vietnamese internet users amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— VnExpress

Manila gets Vietnam’s commitment to continuous rice supply
The Philippines, the world’s top rice buyer, said on Thursday it has secured Vietnam’s commitment for continuous supply of the staple food, which may include a 300,000-tonne importation, under an existing bilateral trade agreement.
— Brecorder

Vietnam mulls increasing Covid-19 tax deferral package for businesses
The Finance Ministry has proposed deferring VND180 trillion ($7.6 billion) worth of taxes and land rents for entities affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
— VnExpress

Covid-19 slump forces Saigon hotels to down shutters
With no bookings amidst Covid-19 fears and travel restrictions, many hotels in Ho Chi Minh City have closed and asked staff to take unpaid leave.
— VnExpress

Vietnam wins gold medals at In’t photo contest
Photographer Vu Duy Thong won two gold medals at the International Exhibition of Art Photography Contrast 2020 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
VietnamNet

A full lap of the Vietnam Grand Prix
It is Saturday, April 4, the day on which originally the qualification for the very first edition of the Vietnam Grand Prix would take place.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietravel gets government green light for setting up airline
The government has approved tour operator Vietravel’s proposal to set up an airline, making it another potential entrant in the country’s fast-growing aviation market.
— VnExpress

Green building materials a cost effective option
It takes considerable commitment to construct a ‘green’ building, from the use of materials, attention to immediate environment and ensuring energy efficiency.
— VnExpress

Cement, clinker exports slump on COVID-19
Việt Nam exported 7.5 million tonnes of cement and clinker in the first quarter of this year, earning US$291 million, statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Trade revealed.
— Viet Nam News

Real estate market has lowest transaction volume in Q1: VARS
The domestic real estate market in the first quarter had the lowest transaction volume in the past four years due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Việt Nam Association of Real Estate Brokers (VARS) said.
— Viet Nam News

Farmers, businesses struggle as pepper, cashew prices drop
The price of pepper and cashew in southern Việt Nam is falling as demand has dropped due to the COVID-19 crisis, affecting farmers and businesses.
— Viet Nam News

Mekong Delta farmers switch to other crops in response to climate change
More farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have restructured their crop cultivation to adapt to the effects of climate change.
— Viet Nam Net

 

 

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