Vietnam morning news for March 9

Vietnam morning news for March 9
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Vietnam reports 8 new coronavirus cases in a day, now 29
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health just announced eight new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday afternoon (March 08, 2020).
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam scraps visa waiver for South Koreans, Italians of Vietnamese origin
Ethnic Vietnamese from South Korea and Italy will no longer be granted visa-free entry as part of Vietnam’s fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic.
— VnExpress

Vietnam: Firms create food products for export
The Vietnam Flour Corporation (Vikybomi) has created new food products made from wheat flour and farm produce such as dragon fruit and watermelon amid a reduction in fruit exports to China.
— The Japan News

Vietnam proposes 13 priorities for 26th AEM Retreat
A preparatory senior economic officials’ meeting for the 26th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat (PREP-SEOM for the 26th AEM Retreat) was held in Da Nang city on March 8.
— VietnamPlus

Vientiane-Da Nang flight to launch in late March
Lao Airlines will launch a direct air route between Da Nang in central Vietnam and Vientiane, capital of Laos, with three flights per week from March 29.
— VietnamPlus

Steelmakers hit hard by virus outbreak as demand, prices spiral
Vietnamese steelmakers were in need of State support to minimise the damage caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which could well reach a pandemic as dozens of countries reported new infections, said industry leaders and experts.
— VietnamPlus

Vinatex about to provide antibacterial, waterproof facemasks
The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) this morning announced the group’s plan to market a new line of facemask which is antibacterial and waterproof.
— Sggp News

Vietnam’s fiscal deficit to hit 5-year high
Fitch Solutions has raised its fiscal deficit forecast for Vietnam to 3.8 percent of GDP, exceeding the 2020 target of 3.4 percent.
— VnExpress

How notorious NYC hotel owner escaped Vietnam with suitcases full of gold
Amid the chaos of the fall of Saigon, no one noticed the young man dressed in rags making his way to the port, carrying suitcases.
— New York Post

Majority owner of Vietnam IR Hoiana granted new US$34 million cash injection
Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group has announced a new loan of US$34 million to the subsidiary that holds a majority stake in Vietnam integrated resort Hoiana as the project edges ever closer to launch.
— Asgam

One woman taking on Vietnam’s ‘big coal’
As a child, Nguy Thi Khanh used to lie in the grass in her Vietnamese village and watch toxic emissions from nearby coal plants float past like clouds.
— Asia Times

Vietnam supports all efforts to accelerate disarmament
Assistant to Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu has affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy of supporting all efforts to accelerate disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapon, at a recent plenary session of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Young British backpackers forcibly quarantined in Vietnam after passenger on their plane tested positive for Coronavirus
Two young British holidaymakers have been forcibly quarantined in a “prison-like” Vietnamese hospital after a passenger on board their plane tested positive for the Coronavirus.
— Telegraph

Compulsory e-health declaration for all passengers entering Việt Nam
Deputy Prime Minister and head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Vũ Đức Dam on March 6 ordered compulsory electronic health declarations for all passengers entering Vietnam starting from 6:00am on March 7.
— Viet Nam News

Investing in Vietnam: Top 6 businesses to look into
Would you believe me if I told you that Vietnam is currently one of the best countries in the world to do business? Well, strange as you may find that, it really is the fact.
— Augustafreepress

Push coronavirus not people away, says Vietnam’s TikTok dancer
A Vietnamese music artist hopes his catchy dance moves showing viewers how to wash their hands thoroughly will help to fight coronavirus.
— The National

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang among world’s 25 trending destinations
The Vietnam’s central coastal city of Da Nang ranked seventh while Ho Chi Minh City was 12th in TripAdvisor’s global list of 25 trending destinations this year.
— Vietnam Insider

Hanoi to disinfect streets in Ba Dinh district
Hanoi will put all its resources at service and best materials to fight the coronavirus.
— The Hanoitimes

South Korea hopes Vietnam will not quarantine Samsung experts
The South Korean envoy has expressed concern Samsung may suffer huge losses if 1,000 South Korean experts are isolated upon arrival in Vietnam.

Three-way fray spells toil and trouble in South China Sea
A new three-way dispute has broken into the open in the South China Sea, one that brings two Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) members into conflict along with China over coveted energy resources.
— Asia Times

First batch of Russian pork to be sold in Vietnam’s supermarkets
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong talked with Chairman of Russian Miratorg Corporation about boosting bilateral agricultural and fisheries im-exports at a meeting on March 6.
— Sggp News

Vietnam officially enters 2nd phase of COVID-19 fight: Deputy PM
Vietnam has officially entered the second phase of the fight against COVID-19 since the 17th case was detected two days ago, and this phase is even more difficult than the first one, but the country is ready to respond to any circumstance, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said on March 8.
— VietnamPlus

WHO chief lauds Vietnam’s efforts against COVID-19
Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has praised Vietnam’s early, effective measures against the COVID-19, especially political commitments of senior leaders and the resolve of agencies and localities in the disease combat.

Coronavirus fears exact heavy toll on Saigon tourism
Tourism has taken a big hit in Vietnam’s southern metropolis with foreign arrivals plummeting over 50 percent in February.
— VnExpress

Gender-friendly corporate policy helps ensure stable workforce and development
For many women in the workplace, salary may not be of the utmost importance but a female-friendly working environment is key to job satisfaction.
— VietnamPlus

Association calls for rate cuts, improved legal framework for new property products
The Vietnam Real Estate Association has proposed the Government develop measures with a focus on credit and tax support, together with improving the legal framework for new property products so as to aid the property market to overcome this difficult period.
— VietnamPlus

Epidemic causes credit growth to slow significant in first two months
Credit growth of the banking system in the first two months of this year reached only 0.06 percent, slowing significantly against the 1 percent rate in the same period last year, due to impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) reported.
— VietnamPlus

SK Telecom to establish gaming joint venture with Singapore, Thai partners
SK Telecom Co., leading mobile carrier in the Republic of Korea, said on March 8 that it would establish a joint venture with major telecommunication firms from Singapore and Thailand to develop gaming and esports services for the Southeast Asian market.
— VietnamPlus

Medical declaration required for anyone to enter Vietnam
Everyone entering Vietnam from abroad will have to complete a medical declaration form to enter the country from 6am on Saturday.

Hanoi ready to meet shopping surge over Covid-19 fears
Big supermarkets in Hanoi have raised their volume of goods dramatically to meet Covid-19 induced demand in the city.
— VnExpress

Number of extremely rich Vietnamese shows world’s third-fastest growth
The number of Vietnam’s extremely rich will experience the world’s third fastest increase in the next five years, at 64 percent, Knight Frank reports.
— VnExpress

Abundant foodstuffs at Hanoi shops after panic-buying day
The retail network in Hanoi can supply sufficient necessities for locals in any case, even in the event of a drastic surge in demand.
— The Hanoitimes

Health continues to be No.1 worry of Vietnamese consumers
In the last quarter of 2019, Vietnam continued to be placed in the top three most optimistic countries.and had the most avid savers,
— The Hanoitimes

Yarn giant Texhong to invest US$500 million in Vietnam
Strong support from the government to enterprises, as well as Vietnam’s effective anti-virus measures have been key factor for Texhong to expand investments in the country.
— The Hanoitimes

Online medical declaration instructions for travelers coming to Vietnam
Every traveler arriving in Vietnam from overseas will need to fill out health declaration forms starting this Saturday, March 07, 2020.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam’s economy minister in home quarantine after Europe trip on the same flight with 17th coronavirus case
The minister came back to Vietnam from London on a March 2 (Hanoi time) Vietnam Airlines flight on business-class seat 1A. The 26-year-old girl, who was confirmed positive for the virus on March 6, took seat 5K, also of business class.
— Vietnam Insider



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