Ports see increase in goods handling despite COVID-19 Business

Ports see increase in goods handling despite COVID-19

Thanks to the adoption of drastic COVID-19 prevention measures at ports, the volume of goods that passed through ports in the first eight months of the year increased by 18 percent year-on-year to 16.8 million TEUs, the Vietnam Maritime Administration said.
Hai Duong works hard to ensure safety of general elections amid COVID-19 Society

Hai Duong works hard to ensure safety of general elections amid COVID-19

The Standing Board of the Party Committee of Hai Duong province on May 20 asked for strengthening urgent measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure safety the upcoming elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) and People's Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure.
Armed forces in Can Tho city cast ballots early Politics

Armed forces in Can Tho city cast ballots early

Nearly 5,000 voters from armed forces in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho began to go to the polls on May 20 morning to elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils of all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure.
Trade union supports pandemic-hit workers Society

Trade union supports pandemic-hit workers

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) will splash out more than 2.5 billion VND (108,500 USD) to support workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, heard an online meeting between the VGCL and its provincial trade unions on May 17.
Thailand, Indonesia look to buy more COVID-19 vaccines ASEAN

Thailand, Indonesia look to buy more COVID-19 vaccines

Thailand and Indonesia have planned to buy more COVID-19 vaccines, while Singapore decided to stop accepting new entry applications for work pass holders from higher-risk countries or regions amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in many Southeast Asian nations.
Ministry asks for stricter COVID-19 prevention measures at medical establishments Health

Ministry asks for stricter COVID-19 prevention measures at medical establishments

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son on May 7 signed a document requiring that hospitals under the Ministry of Health, the health departments of centrally-run cities and provinces, the health agencies of sectors, and hospitals at universities further strengthen COVID-19 prevention measures at medical examination and treatment facilities.
Party senior official instructs stepping up COVID-19 prevention measures Health

Party senior official instructs stepping up COVID-19 prevention measures

The permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat on April 27 asked the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, and Party Committees of provinces, centrally-run cities, central agencies and mass organisations to further intensify COVID-19 prevention and control measures.