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HCMC approves health strategy in new normal state

The People's Committee in HCM City has just decided to approve the Health Strategy in the new normal state of flexible adaptation and effective control of the Covid-19 epidemic in the city to ensure safety for people's health.

HCM City awaits nod from ministry to receive foreign travelers

HCM City’s travel firms are reopening to do business in the new normal but domestic demand remains low. The firms are currently seeking permission from agencies to receive foreign travelers.

Optimism returns as Vietnam reopens, but risks lurk

Two months have elapsed since the issuance of Resolution128 which said Vietnam needs to ‘live together with the pandemic’. Production has gradually resumed and positive signs in the economy are reappearing.

HCMC: eateries continuously allowed to operate until 10pm

The People’s Committee of HCMC has approved a decision to extend a pilot program allowing food and drink facilities to operate until 10 p.m.

Covid-19 infections, deaths keep increasing

The Ministry of Health yesterday recorded an additional 13,998 cases of Covid-19 in 57 provinces and cities including 8,402 cases in the community and 203 deaths in 22 provinces and cities.

HCM City businesses adapt to ‘new normal’

Though the COVID-19 pandemic remains unpredictable, many businesses in the country’s pandemic hotspot HCM City have resumed full operations despite stringent prevention protocols and human resource shortages.

Technology application a must for education in ‘new normal’

“Technology plus 5K” should be the keyword for Vietnam when resuming face-to-face learning in the new normal, experts say.

Saigonese take up archery, stand-up paddleboarding following lockdown

Social isolation in HCM City has sparked interest in archery which improves focus and patience and rowing SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) which allows people to enjoy a riverside picnic.

Woodwork enterprises racing for year-end orders

Despite the adverse effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, export sales of Vietnam’s woodwork industry have climbed.

EU enterprises in Vietnam optimistic again

The leadership of European Union enterprises in Vietnam has become more optimistic about Vietnam’s business environment after the social distancing has ended, and commerce and investment have begun the “new normal.”

The cost of reopening the economy

Nearly two months have passed since Ho Chi Minh City and 18 southern provinces have lifted lockdown measures and set up the "new normal", with the operations of people and enterprises gradually resuming.


HCM City entertainment sector begins new normal reopening

HCM City has agreed to reopen entertainment venues, as the southern hub adapts to the ‘new normal’ situation.

HCM City allows bars, cinemas to reopen in low-risk districts

HCM City authorities have allowed venues like bars, cinemas and massage parlors to resume full operation in districts of alert level 1, 2, 3 except areas of alert level 4 under a temporary decision issued on November 15.

Agencies deny reports about uncontrollable situation of Covid-19

Reports with headlines such as ‘lockdown may resume as infections on the rise’, ‘new pandemic wave’, ‘high danger of new pandemic outbreak in Vietnam’, and ‘mortality rate increases, including among fully vaccinated people’ are all untrue.

Four ‘economic commanders’ at NA forum share their vision about stimulus package

All four ministers of economy-related fields were asked to answer inquiries at the last National Assembly session, a rare occurrence in Vietnam.

Leeway for economic recovery, development

Government agencies are discussing how to launch a sufficiently large stimulus package to help the economy recover and develop after Covid-19. In the current context, is there room for this policy?

Tracking Covid-19 cases of home treatment for management, medical support

Speaking at a conference on prevention and control of the pandemic on November 13, Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen expressed his concern over an increase of new Covid-19 infections in the city in recent days.

Retailers in HCM City adapt to customer trends after social distancing

Many retailers in HCM City have adapted after strict social distancing measures, combining local and foreign brands.

Cultural, art and sport activities resumed

Nearly one month after the easing of Covid-19 restrictions and implementing pandemic prevention and control measures under the Prime Minister’s Directives 15 and 16, some cultural, art and sport activities have been resumed in HCMC.

Experts discuss State budget estimate for 2022

State budget allocation should prioritise poor localities with a high number of migrant workers, said Dr Nguyen Duc Thanh, director of the Vietnam Centre for Economic and Strategic Studies (VESS) at a seminar.