HCMC hands out 100,000 free face masks to tourists

This is part of the municipal Department of Tourism’s plan to offer around 100,00 free face masks to tourists from January 2-10.

A volunteer delivers free face masks to foreign tourits in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday morning

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism coordinates with travel companies in implementing the plan

Viet Nam confirms the 7th novel Coronavirus infection case this morning

Other novel Coronavirus patients include two Chinese and three French tourits

 

Quang Minh (VGP)

Mask shops fined for overcharging

Mask shops fined for overcharging

Two shops in Hanoi have been fined for overcharging for face masks amid rising demand due to the spreading of coronavirus.  

nCoV: Vietnam capable of producing sufficient medical masks

nCoV: Vietnam capable of producing sufficient medical masks

Prices of masks have been driven up by hoarding and citizens’ spookiness.

 
 

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