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Vietnam to reopen domestic tourism in October

Domestic tourism in the new conditions where people ‘live together with Covid-19’ will require travel firms playing the pioneering role and local authorities encouraging people to travel in safe tours.

Which businesses and services allowed to resume operation in HCM City from Oct. 1?

HCM City authorities have issued a directive on measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic and recover the economy after September 30.

Conditions set for HCM City's reopening

The HCM City draft document guiding how to adapt to the new normal and control the Covid-19 outbreak notes at least 80 percent of people aged 50 and over should be fully vaccinated.

Production, trading and services in HCM City to reopen on Friday

HCM City has licenced a number of production facilities, enterprises and services to resume normal operations starting on Friday after a months-long shutdown of tough COVID-19 preventive measures.


HCM City drafts plan to regulate traffic for October 1 reopening

The HCM City Department of Transport has drafted travel regulations starting from October 1 that specify where vehicles can ply based on COVID-19 levels.

Private airlines ask for zero-interest loans

Private airlines have requested access to 0% interest loans, similar to the support Vietnam Airlines - the country's flag carrier - is entitled to, heard a meeting among the State Bank of Vietnam, commercial banks and the airlines.


Optimistic signs for Covid-19 prevention and control in HCM City

The number of deaths has decreased significantly and the number of patients discharged from hospitals is higher than the number of new infections in HCM City. Seven localities have contained outbreaks. Construction works have been reactivated.

Da Nang to relax some restrictions from September 30

Markets, hotels, outdoor sports and public transport will resume in the central city from September 30 morning, though other restrictions will remain in place for now.

Many localities prepare scenarios to allow students back to school

Many localities in the country have prepared scenarios to ensure safety for students when they return to school.

Vietnam targets to bring a million back to work by end of the year

The Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has set a target of bringing a million workers back to work by the end of 2021.

Pandemic-hit businesses need preferential loans, more support

More than 85,500 businesses, mostly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), have suspended operations or were dissolved in the first eight months of the year because of Covid-19, according to the General Statistics Office.

Air passengers required to get at least one vaccine dose against Covid-19

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, the Ministry of Health supports the idea that passengers only need to get at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine or have a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 to be allowed to fly.

Hanoians do morning exercise after social distancing rules are relaxed

On the morning of September 28, Hanoi people flocked to the streets, parks, and lakes to jog, cycle and do morning exercise after more than two months under social distancing.

Hundreds of Covid-19 checkpoints in HCM City removed

Barriers at hundreds of pandemic checkpoints that blocked off alleys, residential areas and some roads in green zones in HCM City have been removed.

HCM City proposes cooperation mechanism when reopening economy

To effectively reopen the economy, HCM City has asked the Government to allow the city to apply its own regulations and a cooperation mechanism among localities.


Hanoi authorities maintain consistent strategy in fighting pandemic

“My motto is deploying necessary measures drastically – narrow localization, quick tracing and large-scale testing,” Hanoi Party Committee Secretary Dinh Tien Dung said.


HCM City to relax many activities from October 1

The draft directive to loosen many activities in HCM City from October 1 has been revealed.

Inflation arises after stagnation – difficult choice in pandemic

In the US, policymakers are in a dilemma when they want to tighten money pumping into the economy to prevent the risk of high inflation, but they are afraid of losing the recovery momentum.


HCM City to gradually ease social distancing

From now to September 30 HCM City will remove roadblocks to enter a new period.

Businesses say Health Ministry's guidance on ‘living together with pandemic’ is inflexible

The draft document that guides how to adapt to Covid-19 safely strives for ‘zero Covid’ goal, not ‘living together with the pandemic’, the business community says.