Russian officials in HCM City honoured with insignias Politics

Russian officials in HCM City honoured with insignias

Three Russian officials in HCM City were awarded the insignias “For Peace, Friendship among Nations” by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) during a ceremony on August 12, for their contributions to fostering the traditional friendship between the two countries’ people.
COVID-19 tracing app Bluezone hits 15.7 million users Society

COVID-19 tracing app Bluezone hits 15.7 million users

Some 15.7 million smartphone users had downloaded Bluezone, a locally-developed contact-tracing app to identify and alert people who have interacted with COVID-19 patients, as of 11am on August 11, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).
Over 170 accommodation facilities serve as quarantine sites Society

Over 170 accommodation facilities serve as quarantine sites

As many as 173 tourist accommodation establishments in 25 cities and provinces across Vietnam had been mobilised as of August 6 to serve as quarantine sites in the fight against COVID-19, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
Fuel prices cut slightly on August 12 Business

Fuel prices cut slightly on August 12

Retail prices of some petrol products were reduced slightly in the latest review by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance, with effect from 3pm on August 12.
Japanese Foreign Minister begins official visit to Singapore World

Japanese Foreign Minister begins official visit to Singapore

Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu arrived in Singapore on August 12 for a three-day visit, becoming the first high-ranking official to make a trip to the city-state since border entry restrictions were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.