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Concerns over discarded face masks and the circular economy

How to treat used face masks is a new problem emerging during the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

HCM City fines people without face masks

HCM City has decided to give a fine to those who do not don face masks in public places, starting on April 27, in an effort to nip in a bud a possible resurgence of a new coronavirus outbreak in the community.

Hanoi: Fines of VND1-3 million imposed for not wearing facemasks in public places

Police in Hanoi have fined people from VND1-3 million ($43-130) for not wearing facemasks in public places amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Passengers failing to wear masks on flights face fine of US$130

Airline passengers who fail to wear face masks during flights face fines up to VND3 million ($130), under a new order by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.

Hanoi ban shoppers without face masks at shopping centres

People without face masks will not be allowed to enter supermarkets and shopping centres in Hanoi.

Face masks mandatory in five places in Hanoi

The Hanoi government has mandated residents to wear face masks at five places — hospitals, coach and bus stations, markets, supermarkets and commercial centers, and public sites — to avoid contracting the coronavirus.

Hanoi fines people for not wearing face masks at pedestrian streets

The police in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem District and medical staff have started raising public awareness about Covid-19 and fined people that failed to wear face masks in the pedestrian streets.

The diversity of face masks in Saigon

Social distancing rules during Covid-19 mean that the face mask has become an inseparable part of anyone should he or she want to venture out of the four walls of their house. 

Vietnam exports nearly 416 million face masks

Vietnam exported 415.7 million face masks worth 63.19 million USD from January 1 to April 19, according to the General Department of Customs.

The thorny path of bringing cloth face masks to America, Europe

As foreign partners have stopped placing orders, some textile and garment companies have shifted to producing cloth antibacterial face masks. However, not all have succeeded.

How is shoemaking startup overcoming Covid-19?

ShoeX spent four months researching and developing the world's first face protective mask made from coffee grounds. The biodegradable filter membrane is replaceable.

Shifting to medical face masks not very fruitful on long term

Switching to face mask production may not yield long-term benefits as the COVID-19 pandemic should last no more than two years based on previous epidemics.

Hanoi moves to crack down on COVID-19 law-breakers

Large fines of up to VND20 million are set to be imposed on individuals and organisations that break regulations on social distancing in the capital city of Hanoi in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Bamboo Airways carries European citizens home

The first direct flight between Vietnam and the Czech Republic carried 204 Czech and 82 other European passengers home and tens of tonnes of medical equipment and materials to support COVID-19 prevention and control in the European country.

Foreign visitors wander Hue streets without face masks

Despite new regulations coming into force on March 16 making it mandatory for all people to wear face masks in public, many foreign visitors could still be spotted not wearing face masks when strolling along the streets of Hue.

In Vietnam, wearing face masks in public becomes compulsory

As from March 16, 2020, Vietnam requires all Vietnamese citizens as well as foreign citizens in Vietnam to wear face masks in public places where there are many people, such as supermarkets, airports, bus terminals or public transport.


Foreign tourists in Hanoi wander streets without face masks

Many foreign travelers visiting relic sites around Hanoi are not wearing face masks amid the increasingly complicated developments surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

Trade Ministry fines online sellers hiking prices of face masks and hand sanitiser

Sellers hiking the prices of face masks and hand sanitiser on some e-commerce websites have been fined.

Over 100,000 face masks without clear origins seized

National authorities have seized nearly 112,500 face masks with unclear origins that were about to be put up for sale on the local market at a time when the public is in dire need of masks due to the Covid-19 outbreak.


Coronavirus: Thousands queue for face masks in HCM City

Thousands of people queued for hours on Ho Chi Minh City’s Nguyen Gian Thanh Street to buy face masks on February 16.