Thailand extends state of emergency to Aug 31 World

Thailand extends state of emergency to Aug 31

Thailand extended its state of emergency to the end of August to curb the spread of the COVID-19, even though the country has not found any new community infections for about two months.
Q1 real estate market quiet but sees no price decline Business

Q1 real estate market quiet but sees no price decline

The domestic real estate market in the first quarter of this year witnessed the lowest transaction volume in the past four years due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Vietnam Association of Real Estate Brokers (VARS).
Tour guides get by in wake of COVID-19 Society

Tour guides get by in wake of COVID-19

As tourism activities have come to a complete halt and many firms gone bankrupt, a large number of tour guides end up losing their jobs. They have to do other jobs to earn a living.
Labour ministry seeks entry for nearly 8,500 foreign experts Society

Labour ministry seeks entry for nearly 8,500 foreign experts

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has proposed the government to lift a ban and allow on a priority basis for 8,459 highly skilled foreign workers – out of the thousands who have been kept out – to enter Vietnam since it has been difficult to find replacements for them.
Health workers’ sacrifices mark COVID-19 fight Health

Health workers’ sacrifices mark COVID-19 fight

Personnel working in quarantine areas, hospitals and centres for diseases prevention and control across the country have been working hard as thousands of Vietnamese return home from abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Textile, rubber-plastic brace for raw material shortage Business

Textile, rubber-plastic brace for raw material shortage

Vietnam’s key industries such as textiles, rubber and plastic must take measures to prepare for a shortage of raw materials as a result of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China, warned industry leaders and economic experts.