HCM City-based universities want to reopen on March 16

Heads of many universities in Ho Chi Minh City, especially medical and pharmacy, on March 6 sought the People’s Committee’s approval to reopen on March 16 after six weeks of closure due to COVID-19 epidemic.

HCM City-based universities want to reopen on March 16 hinh anh 1

A medical official disinfects Huynh Thuc Khang High School in Nghe An province’s Vinh city.

Speaking at a meeting with the city’s authorities to discuss strengthening of measures to prevent the disease, Tran Diep Tuan, Rector of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, said his students have the required knowledge and skills to control diseases and this is a chance for them to acquire experience.

They could in fact serve as reserve personnel if the city lacks adequate doctors and nurses in case of a COVID-19 outbreak.

He said the Department of Health should instruct hospitals to take in medicine and pharmacy students now for them to acquire practical experience.

Ngo Minh Xuan, Rector of Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, said his students wanted to contribute to controlling diseases.

“The existing online courses only teach them theory. They need practical lessons at hospitals.”

Huynh Thanh Dat, President of the Vietnam National University-HCM City (VNUHCM), which has a School of Medicine, concurred with Xuan and Tuan that students should return to school.

But students of VNUHCM’s member universities in other streams should not return yet since many live in dormitories and could cause an epidemic, he said.

 

Do Van Dung, Rector of the HCM City University of Technology and Education, said that weather in HCM City is favourable for controlling COVID-19. “We should reopen schools on March 16,” he said.

Otherwise, universities would have difficulty paying salaries since they are financially autonomous and depend on students’ tuition fees.

Le Thanh Liem, Standing Vice Chairman of the city People’s Committee, said the administration was carefully considering when to reopen schools. The city’s leaders would hold another meeting on March 6 to make a final decision, he said.

“We also want students to return to school, but we have to be careful for the sake of their safety since the COVID-19 outbreak is widespread.

“If schools reopen and a single student contracts COVID-19, that school will have to close and we need to think about how to isolate its students.”

The city Department of Education and Training has changed the schedule for second semester tests, delaying them by two weeks to May 18-June 6.

The secondary school graduation examination will be postponed by nearly a month from May 26 to June 23./.VNA

60 localities further delay reopening of junior high schools due to COVID-19 outbreak

60 localities further delay reopening of junior high schools due to COVID-19 outbreak

As many as 60 out of 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam have decided to further delay reopening of kindergartens, primary and junior secondary schools until March 17.  

 
 

Other News

.
Hanoi considers re-opening some services after September 15
Hanoi considers re-opening some services after September 15
SOCIETYicon  14/09/2021 

The Hanoi authorities are considering relaxing restrictions on selected services as the capital city seeks to revive the economy following the improvement of the coronavirus situation.

Vietnam administers more than 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Vietnam administers more than 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine
SOCIETYicon  14/09/2021 

Vietnam surpassed a total of 30 million shots of COVID-19 vaccine on the morning of August 14 after five consecutive days of administering more than one million shots per day.

Italy, France donate nearly 1.5 million vaccine doses to Vietnam
Italy, France donate nearly 1.5 million vaccine doses to Vietnam
SOCIETYicon  14/09/2021 

France and Italy have presented approximately 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine via the COVAX Facility to aid Vietnam’s ongoing fight against the pandemic.

Vietnam to buy Covid-19 vaccines for children next year
Vietnam to buy Covid-19 vaccines for children next year
SOCIETYicon  14/09/2021 

Vietnam will buy Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five and older next year, according to Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.

'No one is left behind': Vietnam's authorities provide support for foreigners amid the pandemic
'No one is left behind': Vietnam's authorities provide support for foreigners amid the pandemic
SOCIETYicon  14/09/2021 

Despite limited resources, the Vietnamese Government and local authorities are sparing no efforts to support and ensure safety for the expat community in Vietnam amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

HCM City extends social distancing, issuance of green cards on hold
HCM City extends social distancing, issuance of green cards on hold
FEATUREicon  13/09/2021 

HCM City authorities have been considering a plan to grant ‘green’ and ‘yellow’ cards to its citizens, but the city has decided to extend social distancing after September 15.

Consulting and supervision costs at Cat Linh-Hadong metro line soars by $7.8 million
Consulting and supervision costs at Cat Linh-Hadong metro line soars by $7.8 million
SOCIETYicon  13/09/2021 

Delayed progress has increased costs at Cat Linh-Hadong metro line, according to the Ministry of Transport's report.

HCM City speeds up vaccinations in aim to loosen restrictions
HCM City speeds up vaccinations in aim to loosen restrictions
FEATUREicon  14/09/2021 

After nearly three months of social distancing, the conditions to loosen anti-pandemic measures to some extent are being discussed so that localities, businesses and people can feel more comfortable.

HCM City seeks to reduce gap between AstraZeneca shots to 6 weeks
HCM City seeks to reduce gap between AstraZeneca shots to 6 weeks
SOCIETYicon  13/09/2021 

The HCM City Department of Health has sought approval from the Ministry of Health to reduce the time between two AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots from the usual eight to 12 weeks down to six weeks to speed up immunisation.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 13
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 13
SOCIETYicon  13/09/2021 

NA Standing Committee opens third session

The medical 'butler' who never wears protective gear
The medical 'butler' who never wears protective gear
SOCIETYicon  13/09/2021 

Many patients at the COVID-19 resuscitation hospital in HCM City, managed by Hue Central Hospital, are receiving meals and medication from a robot.

Vietnam records 11,172 new COVID-19 infections on September 13
Vietnam records 11,172 new COVID-19 infections on September 13
SOCIETYicon  13/09/2021 

Vietnam reported 11,172 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 624,547, according to the Ministry of Health.

PM launches programme to provide computers for disadvantaged students
PM launches programme to provide computers for disadvantaged students
SOCIETYicon  13/09/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on September 12 launched a programme to provide computers and telecommunications services for students and pupils with difficult circumstances, especially those living in areas hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roadmap to 'new normal' state to be issued before September 15
Roadmap to 'new normal' state to be issued before September 15
SOCIETYicon  13/09/2021 

The Ministry of Health is working on guidance on the roadmap to return to the "new normal" and reopen the economy, scheduled to be issued by September 15.

Central Vietnam submerged after hours of heavy rainfall
Central Vietnam submerged after hours of heavy rainfall
SOCIETYicon  13/09/2021 

Heavy rains that lasted from 1am to noon on September 12 submerged many areas in Da Nang city, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces under water. VietNamNet captured images of after-downpour scenes in the following locations:

COVID-19: Daily caseload falls on second consecutive day to nearly 11,500
COVID-19: Daily caseload falls on second consecutive day to nearly 11,500
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

Vietnam has confirmed 11,478 coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, down by nearly 500 and 1,843 cases respectively compared to the previous two days, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its 06.00pm coronavirus update on September 12.

Storm-triggered flooding disrupts traffic in Central region
Storm-triggered flooding disrupts traffic in Central region
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

Vast areas in Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Da Nang, Thua Thien- Hue and Quang Tri have been badly inundated as heavy rain triggered flooding has ravaged the Central region in the aftermath of Conson, which has weakened and continued unleasing dowpours.

Vietnam to purchase Spain’s HIPRA COVID-19 vaccine
Vietnam to purchase Spain’s HIPRA COVID-19 vaccine
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

T&T PHARMA, a Vietnamese pharmaceutical joint stock company, has inked a contract to purchase 50 million doses of HIPRA, a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Spain’s HYPRA Human Health S.L.U.

HCMC gives monthly allowance to orphans whose parents die of Covid-19
HCMC gives monthly allowance to orphans whose parents die of Covid-19
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

A child under four years old whose both parents died of the coronavirus will be granted VND900,000 a month while those over four years old will receive VND 540,000 per month,

HCMC achieves significant results from strong social distancing measures
HCMC achieves significant results from strong social distancing measures
SOCIETYicon  12/09/2021 

HCMC has begun to see a drop in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, especially the decline in severe patients and death rates.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN