COVID-19 infection cases in Vietnam reach 113 as of March 22
The Ministry of Health on late March 22 confirmed seven new COVID-19 infection cases, raising the total number in Vietnam to 113.
COVID-19 Guidance for Vietnam-law Employers: Remuneration Focus
COVID-19 undoubtedly has impacted your business or workforce in some way. The past period has been full of challenges for all employers as we all.
US, EU not restrict imports of goods from Vietnam
Amid the information that the EU and the US shut down borders to immigration and medical quarantine and will also halt the import and export of goods, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on March 21 informed that the EU and the US do not apply any measures to restrict the import of goods from Vietnam.
— Sggp News
Singapore, Vietnam impose stricter entry bans to curb COVID-19
The governments of Singapore and Vietnam have respectively imposed stringent entry bans in view of the rapidly escalating COVID-19 outbreak around the world that has infected more than 304,000 globally and killed 12,900, and the increasing risks of imported cases of the novel coronavirus.
Vietnam extends steel billet, bar/wire rod import duties until 2023
Vietnam extended antidumping duties on steel billet, bars and wire rods for the next three years, the industry and trade ministry said in a March 20 notice seen by S&P Global Platts.
— S&P Global
Hanoi waives taxes for enterprises hurt by Covid-19
In the two-month period, over 2,600 household businesses in Hanoi were forced to shut down, and 6,400 others suspended operation, an increase of 22% and 37.8% year-on-year, respectively.
— The Hanoitimes
HCM City to check motorcycle exhaust emissions from next month
The HCM City Department of Transport has decided to begin checking exhaust emissions in motorcycles from next month on a test basis.
— Viet Nam News
Vietnam to temporarily ban all foreigners from entering country (update)
Vietnam will temporarily ban all foreigners, except for entrants on diplomatic or official purposes or other special cases permitted, from entering the country from 12am Sunday local time in a bid to control the COVID-19 outbreak, the Vietnamese government announced on Saturday (March 21) night.
— The Star Online
Foreigners plan return to Vietnam following Covid-19 pandemic
Some tourists who had their trips canceled in Vietnam over novel coronavirus fears wish to come back when the virus is finally brought to heel.
Vietnam calls up medical students, retired doctors in coronavirus fight
Vietnam’s health ministry called on Saturday on all healthcare workers, including medical students and retired doctors and nurses, to join hands in the country’s fight against coronavirus.
How is Vietnam coping with Covid-19?
As of March 21, Vietnam recorded 92 cases of Covid-19 infection, including 17 who have fully recovered.
Vietnam Halts International Flight Arrivals
The Vietnamese government has taken the decision to suspend all inbound international flights in order to contain the spread of coronavirus within its borders. At the time of writing, Vietnam has recorded 94 cases and no deaths according to Worldometer.
— Simple Flying
Vietnam to cancel religious events in coronavirus counter measure
The Government Committee for Religious Affairs on Friday asked religious organizations and places of worship to stop organizing festivals, conferences, and activities for large crowds.
Laos-Vietnam international checkpoint still open
Laos authorities have confirmed that the Lao Bao-Dansavan International Checkpoint between Vietnam and Laos in Savannakhet province is open despite fears of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
— The Star Online
Next generations get into pole positions to run Vietnamese family businesses
While their numbers are far below the global average, an increasing proportion of succeeding generations is being groomed to take over family businesses.
Major firms deploy remote work campaign
Staff at major companies are working from home as Vietnam records a rising number of new coronavirus cases in Hanoi and HCMC.
Tourism enterprises need urgent solutions
Amid the crisis with heavy losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to the tourism industry, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism sent a petition to the Prime Minister to propose urgent solutions to help tourism enterprises to recover.
— Sggp News
Textile industry suffers as EU, US buyers cancel orders
Vietnam garment makers are struggling as EU and US buyers cancel orders over the Covid-19 crisis. Revenue falls and staff cuts loom.
Public transport passengers required to declare health status
The Ministry of Transport has required all public transport passengers to fill out mandatory health declaration forms in an effort to contain the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) epidemic.
— Sggp News
Numerous enterprises allow staff to work from home amid worsening Covid-19
Many companies in Vietnam have permitted their staff to work from home to limit the risk of Covid-19 infection.
— Vietnam Insider
Vietnam scores poorly in protecting animals: study
Vietnam has been rated one of the two worst-performing countries in Asia along with Myanmar in terms of policies and laws to protect animals.
Pandemic has little impact on Vietnam’s shrimp exports
The domestic shrimp industry has not faced a great impact from the novel coronavirus-caused acute respiratory disease (COVID-19) because now this industry is under production and Vietnam will enter its shrimp harvesting crop in August.
Five more test Covid-19 positive in HCMC
Five people in Ho Chi Minh City, including two British men, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s total to 99, the Health Ministry confirmed Sunday.
Cargo’s blockade on the border between Cambodia-Vietnam solved
The Cambodia-Vietnam senior officials unanimously approved four main measures to facilitate cross-border trade between Cambodia and Vietnam, responding to the outbreak of Covid-19.
— Khmer Times
German newspaper praises Vietnam’s proactive, resolute COVID-19 fight
A German newspaper recently ran an article praising Vietnam’s prompt and resolute response to the COVID-19 as it is quickly spreading in many countries despite their numerous measures.
Two Britons have recovered from coronavirus in Vietnam
Two British citizens, who are Vietnam’s 24th and 27th coronavirus patients, have recovered after testing negative for the virus twice, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
— Vietnam Insider
Vietjet offers SKY COVID CARE insurance for passengers
New-age carrier Vietjet offers the SKY COVID CARE insurance with coverage ranging from 20,000,000 VND (856.9 USD) to a maximum of 200,000,000 VND (8,569 USD) for all passengers flying on its domestic flights from March 23 to June 30, 2020.
— Vietnam Insider
Vietnam closes borders to foreign entries as coronavirus infections near 100
Vietnam’s spokeswoman said all protective measures are based on the virus situation and with no discrimination against anyone.
— The Hanoitimes
COVID-19 threatens property brokers with unemployment
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a new challenge for property brokers who have been facing many since last year due to the low supply in the market.
Visits to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum suspended over COVID-19 concerns
The management board of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum has announced that the visits to the site in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh Square and the nearby monument dedicated to martyrs will be suspended starting from March 23.
A320 Operators Ordered To Perform Urgent Maintenance On Engines
The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is ordering A320-family operators to perform urgent maintenance and inspections on their aircraft.
— Simple Flying
F1 chiefs set to postpone Vietnam Grand Prix due to coronavirus after emergency meeting
The F1 season gets underway this weekend but chiefs are in talks about the Vietnam Grand Prix and whether it will go ahead.
Covid-19 impact: Peace and quiet reigns supreme in Hanoi
As the Covid-19 pandemic keeps people at home and the crowds off the streets, the capital city has reverted to a yesteryear quiet.
Da Nang people join hands to prevent pandemic
As Covid-19 is evolving, many people in Da Nang city showed their responsibilities to join hands with municipal authorities to proactively prevent and control the epidemic.
Heiby helped troops shoot straight in Vietnam
John Heiby used his optometry skills in the U.S. Army and the Reserves as a lieutenant colonel in the Medical Service Corps.
— Times Leader Online
Organisations, firms join hands in fight against COVID-19
Organisations and businesses nationwide have provided financial assistance for Vietnam’s fight against the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Overseas Vietnamese receive support in wake of COVID-19
The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos has recommended Vietnamese citizens in the country not to panic and rush home as no cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Laos so far.
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