Vietnam morning news for March 24

Vietnam morning news for March 24

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam’s total COVID-19 cases now 123
The Ministry of Health on March 23 evening announced the 123rd case who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19.
— VietnamPlus

645 people suspected to have Covid-19 in Vietnam, monitored
In Vietnam, 645 people were suspected to have Covid-19 as of Sunday night, the highest number since the outbreak began.
— VnExpress

Vietnam to Issue Incentives to Counter COVID-19 Impact
The Vietnamese government is planning to issue incentives in the form of tax breaks, delayed tax payments, and land-use fees for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Vietnam Briefing

Vietnam ranks 83rd in World Happiness Report 2020
Vietnam has been ranked 83rd out of 156 countries in the latest World Happiness Report 2020 released recently by the United Nations, up 11 places compared to last year.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam makes big jump in economic freedom index
Vietnam has climbed 23 places in this year’s Economic Freedom Index but continues to lag far behind its Southeast Asian counterparts.
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s central bank stands ready to support businesses
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s recent move to cut a number of policy interest rates is considered by many economists to be a positive step in keeping with domestic macroeconomic developments and the global financial market situation as well as a prompt measure to help businesses overcome this difficult time.

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— Yahoo News

Ken Pollock served in Vietnam as a tank commander with the Marines
Ken Pollock graduated high school in 1965 when the Vietnam War was underway. Knowing there was a strong chance he’d be sent overseas, Ken was looking for safety and protection when he went to his recruiter. He then requested to be put in a tank.
— Wearegreenbay

Vietjet offers “SKY COVID CARE” insurance to all passengers amid the COVID-19 outbreak
The new-age carrier Vietjet offers the SKY COVID CARE insurance, which covers from VND20,000,000 (US$857) to a maximum of VND200,000,000 (US$8,570) benefits for all passengers flying on the airline’s domestic flights in Vietnam from March 23, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Accordingly, passengers are eligible for the insurance coverage and benefits from Vietjet within 30 days starting from their flight date, regardless of contagion sources.
— Yahoo News

MoIT extends safeguard measures for steel products
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has extended safeguard measures for steel billet and steel bars imported to Việt Nam until March 21, 2023, said the Trade Remedies Authority of Việt Nam.
— Viet Nam News

31,000 businesses sign up for MoIT’s services portal
More than 31,000 businesses have signed up to use a portal that provides public services online, according to the Vietnam e-Commerce and Digital Economy Agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoIT).
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam PM says risk of coronavirus community infection ‘very high’
Vietnam needs to strictly enforce restrictions on all air, sea and land movements within the country to curb the spread of coronavirus as the risk of community infection is “very high,” the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister said on Monday.
— Reuters

Compulsory health declaration for passengers on domestic flights
The Ministry of Transport has asked for compulsory health declarations from all passengers on domestic flights in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19.
— Viet Nam News

Chinachem Group to Donate 200,000 Face Masks in Effort to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic Alongside Citizens
As the novel coronavirus epidemic continues, there is still a dire shortage of face masks, presenting a serious threat to the public’s health, especially those in low-income families.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s chairmanship of ASEAN
With Vietnam starting its chairmanship of the Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) this year, it is worth exploring ideas to reinvigorate and reenergize the bloc from a perspective of its citizens, specifically through the lens of its youth.
— The Asean Post

145 hotels in Vietnam have signed up as Covid-19 isolation centers
According to the General Department of Tourism, as of March 22, up to 145 hotels across the country have volunteered to host quarantined people.
— Vietnam Insider

Hanoi has plans to ensure supply of goods for people in isolation areas
Hanoi has planned four scenarios to ensure sufficient supply of goods for people in isolation areas.
— The Hanoitimes

Despite Covid-19, Vietnam sees no online shopping surge
Vietnam’s e-commerce sector has not yet reaped reverse gains of the Covid-19 pandemic, with industry insiders saying business has actually dropped.
— VnExpress

Vietnam enterprises urged to diversify markets amid Covid-19 affecting exports to US
The US did not impose any restrictions on Vietnam’s exports, but the Covid-19 pandemic could impact the US – Vietnam trade outlook.
— The Hanoitimes

Military remains essential pillar in fighting pandemic: Vietnam PM
Military forces assume responsibilities for quarantine, transporting people from the airports, and disinfection.
— The Hanoitimes

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.
— VnExpress

Airline service fees reduced for next six months
The Airports Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) has announced it will reduce airline service fees for six months from March to August to support airlines suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Nature reserve’s seven ha of forested habitat for endangered species restored
Gaia Nature Conservation has planted 4,500 trees in the Xuân Liên Nature Reserve in the north central coastal province of Thanh Hoá to mark World Planting Day on March 21.
— Viet Nam Net

Businesses search for ways to overcome COVID-19
Many businesses are struggling from a lack of raw materials and falling exports due to the impacts of the global pandemic COVID-19.
— Viet Nam News

First Vietnam doctor treating Covid-19 infected with coronavirus
The doctor at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi has participated in the fight against the pandemic since the end of January.
— The Hanoitimes

Insurer PVI to pay dividend at 22.5 per cent
The company has approved the target revenue for 2020 of VNĐ10.1 trillion (US$432.8 million), down 8 per cent from last year.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam has only weeks left to get its wind market back on track
Southeast Asia’s wind hero is fast falling from grace as the deadline of its wind power support scheme looms. Unless Vietnam acts now, it risks losing investors and developers as well as more power outages and air pollution, experts say.
— Eco-Business

No electricity price hikes this year
There are no plans to increase electricity prices this year, according to the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Việt Nam.
— Viet Nam News

US-Vietnam proximity rattles China
The USS Theodore Roosevelt was the second US Navy aircraft carrier to dock at Da Nang, Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War after the USS Carl Vinson visited the port in 2018. Washington’s strategic intent is now getting more evident than ever before.
— New Delhi Times

Cần Thơ targets $450 million in FDI
In 2021-25, Cần Thơ targets securing $200 million of foreign direct investment (FDI) with some $150 million expected to be disbursed. In 2026-30, it aims to grab about $250 million with $200 million disbursed.
— Viet Nam News

Vietjet offers passengers free COVID-19 insurance
SKY COVID CARE offers coverage ranging from VNĐ20 million (US$860) to VNĐ200 million ($8,600) for all passengers regardless of nationality and age.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam labor ministry sees up to 1.32 million workers affected by Covid-19 in Q1
Workers in the fields of manufacturing and processing, transportation, logistics and tourism are the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Hanoitimes

Buying in now may be risky: analysts, investors warn
Though Vietnamese shares have lost a lot in the past seven weeks, analysts and securities firms are unsure if it is now the right time for buying in.
— Viet Nam News

Pork price must go down, one way or another: PM
The PM said rising pork prices in recent months had contributed to the country’s increased consumer price index (CPI) and made life more difficult for the people as pork takes up a large part of the Vietnamese diet.
— Viet Nam News

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 Net

Investment projects eye March openings
Two investment projects worth US$216 million at the Đà Nẵng Hi-Tech Park will be put into operation on the occasion of the city’s Liberation Day on March 29 one year after construction started.
— Viet Nam News

COVID-19 pandemic leaves Airbnb hosts thinking of the long-term
There are many problems associated with COVID-19, but one major issues caused by the global pandemic is its virtual destruction of the travel industry.
— Viet Nam News

A Hanoi man overdosed on malaria drug cure for Covid-19 due to rumors
A 44-year-old man in Hanoi overdosed on a malaria drug following rumors it could cure and prevent Covid-19.
— Vietnam Insider

Doctor says virus-stopping hats don’t work
People are rushing to buy special spit-shielding hats that contain a full face clear mask, thinking they will help fight COVID-19.
— Viet Nam News

Two Cambodia returnees latest Covid-19 patients in Vietnam
Two Vietnamese returning to the southern province of Tay Ninh from Cambodia have raised the total coronavirus infections in the country to 118.
— VnExpress

Businesses seek measures to cope with COVID-19
Local enterprises have sought ways to cope during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic instead of suspending business or scaling back.
— Viet Nam News

Mobile World sees profit rise despite COVID-19
Mobile World Corporation (MWG), one of the biggest mobile phone and accessory retailers in Việt Nam, still witnessed profit growth in the first two months of this year despite the impact of COVID-19.
— Viet Nam News



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