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Everyone needs to be extremely cautious: HCM City health authorities

HCM City is now at Level 2 of pandemic risk, but its response scenario is at Level 3. The healthcare department believes that city residents are underestimating pandemic risks.

Fast economic recovery rather uncertain

If all barriers are removed, Vietnam’s GDP (gross domestic product) in 2021 may reach 2-2.5% in accordance with the optimistic projection.

Eight solutions suggested for supply chain disruption in southern key economic zone

The goods supply chain that connects HCM City and provinces in the southern key economic zone plays an important role in the economic development and social stability of the entire region. But it has been disrupted because of Covid-19.

‘We’re fighting Covid-19, not each other’

After the Government issued Resolution 128 a number of cities and provinces began changing their pandemic prevention and control measures, facilitating production, goods circulation and people’s livelihoods.

Senior expert suggests eliminating concentrated quarantine zones, field hospitals

Doctor Nguyen Lan Hieu has proposed the removal of concentrated quarantine zones and field hospitals and the establishment of networks of care for patients at home at the commune and ward level.

Negative growth rate: unusual situation requires extraordinary solutions

Commenting on the negative growth rate in Q3, Tran Dinh Thien noted that this reflects the real situation of the economy but there is a foundation for a strong recovery in the future.

Saigon’s Nguyen Hue pedestrian street bustling again on the weekends

On recent weekends, people in Ho Chi Minh City have flocked to Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in downtown District 1 to take pictures, walk and chat, following the loosening of social distancing measures.

HCM City ready to enter ‘new normal’ period: official

All 22 districts in HCM City and Thu Duc City have met the criteria for epidemic control and are ready to enter the “new normal” stage, said HCM City People's Council Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Le at the council’s 3rd session on October 18.

Overcoming crisis, businesses enjoy ‘new normal’

Amid the difficulties caused by Covid-19, the Vietnamese entrepreneurial spirit remains and businesses are using every possible means to maintain production and adapt to the new circumstances.

More workers return to work

In recent days, workers from the Central Highlands provinces are returning to HCMC, Dong Nai, and Binh Duong to continue their jobs because they know that social distancing has been loosened, and businesses have started to resume production.

Hanoi is once again Covid-19-free zone

All Hanoi’s three levels of administration meet the requirements for being classified in the level 1, which is considered a “green zone”.

HCMC won’t be able to fully achieve new normal by Nov: municipal chairman

Although the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in HCMC has shown positive results, the city will not be able to fully achieve new normal by November, said municipal chairman Phan Van Mai.

Localities hesitate to reopen, still await decisions from central agencies

Many cities and provinces are reopening hesitantly due to fear of the pandemic as their leaders are very cautious in making decisions because of the pressure of responsibility.

Hanoi: restaurant and passenger transport services to resume from October 14

According to the latest dispatch issued by Hanoi Mayor Chu Ngoc Anh, which takes effect from 6am on October 14, Hanoi authorities have allowed restaurants to reopen and serve diners on the spot, up to 50% of their capacity.

Vietnam enters new normal, keeps high alert amid pandemic

Localities need to keep calm but stay vigilant over pandemic developments, and not be impatient in making decisions, said Party Committee Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong.

Domestic petrol prices to reach new highs on global market rally

Retail petrol prices in Vietnam are likely to reach new highs when the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry and Trade announce their price adjustments on October 11.

Media, businesses together overcome impact of Covid-19 pandemic

The online forum "The press accompanies businesses to restore production and business, overcome the impact of the pandemic" to mark Vietnam Entrepreneurs' Day on October 13.

Ten domestic air routes proposed to be resumed from Oct. 10

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed the Ministry of Transport re-open 10 domestic air routes from October 10.

Not all HCM City migrants choose to leave, many hopeful about livelihood post-COVID

Thousands of people left HCM City for their hometowns in the last few days after the city lifted its lockdown on October 1, but many migrants have chosen to stay back to resume work or look for new jobs.

Business associations unhappy with weekly tests for vaccinated, recovered workers

Several business associations in HCM City have called for scrapping a requirement that workers commuting to the city from elsewhere need to undergo a weekly test for COVID-19 regardless of their vaccination or recovery status.