Vietnam morning news for March 16

Vietnam morning news for March 16

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam records 54th case of COVID-19
A 33-year-old Latvian national has been confirmed the 54th case tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 in Vietnam, according to the latest information from the Ministry of Health.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam introduces compulsory testing for arrivals from coronavirus-hit areas
Vietnam’s health ministry on Sunday (Mar 15) said all passengers coming from or through China, South Korea, the UK and Schengen countries will be compulsorily quarantined and tested for COVID-19.
— Channel NewsAsia

State Bank approves restructuring plan for Saigon Commercial Bank
The restructuring plan of Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB) for 2019-2020, with a vision to 2030 has got a nod from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).
— NDO

VN imports of US goods continue to rise
The US is one of Việt Nam’s largest sources of goods and its imports are increasing, according to the General Department of Customs.
— Viet Nam News

Petrol retail prices plummet
The retail prices of petrol decreased significantly from 3pm of Sunday, making it the fifth consecutive reduction since the beginning of this year.
— Viet Nam News

Saigon and Hanoi shutdown all public entertainment places over coronavirus concerns
Authorities in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) of Vietnam has ordered local entertainment facilities, including bars and clubs, to shut down starting from Saturday evening in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
— Vietnam Insider

Over 65% Vietnam logistics firms expect low revenue in 2020 on Covid-19
It is estimated that 20-30% of the volume and revenue of Vietnamese shipping lines are generated from the Chinese market.
— The Hanoitimes

Banks to reschedule debts, lower interest rates to support firms affected by COVID-19
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will create favourable conditions for credit institutions and branches of foreign banks to proactively reschedule debt payment deadlines and exempt and reduce interest rates and fees for enterprises affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.
— NDO

No Vietnamese in US infected with SARS-CoV-2
No Vietnamese nationals in the US have so far been reported to contract the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which is spreading in major US states and cities.
— VietnamPlus

Sharp increase in cargo passing through seaports
According to the Vietnam Maritime Administration, the volume of goods passing through Vietnamese ports has grown in the first two months of this year, estimated at nearly 95.7 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 10%.
— NDO

Vietnam suspends entry of tourists from or transiting Schengen countries, UK
Vietnam will temporarily deny entry of tourists coming from or transiting Schengen countries and the UK within 14 days before their intended arrival in Vietnam, and suspend visas-on-arrival at border gates amid the rapid and complicated developments of the COVID-19 epidemic.
— Sggp News

HCMC shuts down bars, karaoke parlors in Covid-19 fight
HCMC is shutting down all discos, bars, beer clubs, karaoke parlors, massage parlors, movie theaters and internet cafes from Sunday 6 p.m. onwards.
— VnExpress

Vietnam Airlines suspends carrying passengers from Europe to Vietnam
National carrier Vietnam Airlines will stop carrying passengers from London, Paris and Frankfurt to Vietnam from Sunday onwards as a Covid-19 prevention measure.
— VnExpress

Nestle Vietnam to switch to paper straws
Nestle Milo will put into use over 16 million paper straws this year, contributing to a reduction of 6.7 tonnes of plastic wastes, said head of the Nestlé Vietnam’s Dairy Business Ali Abbas.
— VietnamPlus

Formula 1: Vietnam Grand Prix postponed due to coronavirus
Vietnam postponed its debut Formula One Grand Prix on Friday (Mar 13), as fears over the spread of the deadly coronavirus decimated the start of the track season.
— Channel NewsAsia

Vietnam central bank may cut rates to support virus-hit…
The State Bank of Vietnam may cut policy rates to support domestic economic activities hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the government said on Thursday.
— Infosurhoy

Foreign Ministry issues notice on COVID-19 epidemic
The Foreign Ministry issued a notice on March 14, asking people who come from or transit areas hit by the COVID-19 epidemic to keep themselves updated on regulations of airlines and ensure they have all required documents in order to take flights (especially documents certificating health conditions if any).
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam, Laos provinces bust cross-border drug trafficking ring
The border guard force in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum have coordinated with the police of Laos’ Attapeu province to bust a major drug trafficking ring.
— VietnamPlus

Stocks recover, gold declines
Along with the recovery of many Asian stock markets, Vietnam’s stock market also rebounded fairly well on March 13 although foreign investors continued to net sell heavily, worth more than VND700 billion on the whole market.
— Sggp News

National population database to be completed next year
The national population database will be completed by April next year to improve State management of citizens, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam Welcomes Samsung Engineers Without Quarantine
Samsung’s engineers has been confirmed to bypass Vietnam’s quarantine as they enter the country for work. The company has confirmed that some of its production will be transferred in the country. However, South Korea has been one of the countries that has been severely affected by the outbreak.
— ib Times

Vietnam’s Coronavirus Cases Jump to 53 – Health Ministry
Vietnam on Saturday confirmed five more cases of the coronavirus, including a British, a Czech and three Vietnamese citizens, bringing the country’s total cases to 53.
— US News

Deadly virus is costing Vietnam’s kids dearly
Despite the low rate of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam since 10 March 2020, Vietnamese schools remain shut and the country is feeling the pinch on its socio and economic development.
— The Asean Post

Essential consumer goods assured in 2020
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked relevant agencies, associations and wholesale enterprises to report on supply and demand of goods and food throughout the country in March and the next months of the year.
— Sggp News

Survey on impact of Covid-19 on Vietnamese consumer behaviors carried out
Nielsen Vietnam and with Infocus Mekong Mobile Panel have just conducted a survey to understand how Vietnamese react and behave towards the Coronavirus outbreaks.
— Sggp News

Cash to be disinfected to curb spread of COVID-19
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has asked Vietnamese credit institutions and foreign banks’ branches in the country to disinfect cash in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 outbreak.
— Sggp News

UNESCO World Heritage of Trang An temporarily closed for two weeks
The UNESCO World Heritage of Trang An Landscape Complex in the Vietnam northern province of Ninh Binh will stop welcoming visitors for two weeks starting from March 13 in an effort to prevent novel coronavirus.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam achieves trade surplus of almost $2b in first two months
A trade surplus of US$1.82 billion has been gained in the first two months this year despite strong impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Vietnam’s General Department of Customs.
— Vietnam Insider

Foreigners to bear costs of Covid-19 treatment in Vietnam: PM
Ideas suggest that Vietnam should not offer free treatment for foreigners as it will cause financial burden.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s ‘coronavirus song’ goes viral again with American cover version
The Good Morning Nags, an Indie Folk and Americana Band from New York, have produced an English version of Vietnam’s coronavirus song.
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s new conservation plan prioritises trees and people, but not emissions
Under Vietnam’s proposed carbon for forest ecosystems services programme, the country’s 100 largest emitters, primarily cement manufacturers and coal-fired power plants, would pay forest communities and landowners to protect and expand forests.
— Eco-business

Get to know the Forbes Vietnam 30 Under 30 florist
Ha Minh Khoi overcame childhood hardship to become a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree for his vibrant, creative arrangements.
— VnExpress

Asia Rice-Thai drought raises supply jitters, Vietnam…
Drought conditions in Thailand stoked concerns of a supply shortage and lifted rice export prices to a more than 6-1/2 year high this week, while strong domestic demand amid a coronavirus outbreak pushed Vietnamese rates to more than a one-year peak.
— Infosurhoy

Passengers must wear facemasks at airports
The Airports Corporation of Vietnam required domestic airports to notify foreign carriers with their flights to Vietnam on the requirement of wearing protective facemasks for passengers when entering the country due to spread of Covid- 19.
— Sggp News

Asian nations launch entry bans, close schools to slow coronavirus
New Zealand, Cambodia and Taiwan were among the countries in the Asia Pacific region to announce new travel restrictions on Saturday as part of global efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
— Gulf Times

Foreign ministry informs entry-exit policies for foreigners over COVID-19
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang on March 14 answered reporters’ queries about entry and exit policies for foreigners who are subject to temporary suspension of entry into Vietnam within 30 days from 12:00 on March 15, 2020.
— Sggp News

 

 

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