According to the directive, which was made based on a 2013 government decree stipulating administrative penalties for violations in the medical field, people who do not wear face masks in public in the southern metropolis will be fined VND100,000-300,000 (US$4.3-12.9). … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City fines people for not wearing masks in public
Highest polluted city in world
The French president was welcomed to India with a guard of honour at the presidential palace in New Delhi AFP/Jacques Witt Macron, who in December warned that the global shift to a green energy future was too slow, said France would extend an extra 700 million euros (US$861.5 million) through loans and donations by 2022 for solar projects in emerging economies. … [Read more...] about Macron pledges 700 million euros for new solar projects
As the virus epicentre, Wuhan has faced some of the harshest restrictions. (Photo: AFP/STR) Wuhan was placed under lockdown in January with residents forbidden to leave, roadblocks installed and millions subjected to dramatic restrictions on their daily life. … [Read more...] about China’s COVID-19 epicentre Wuhan eases travel restrictions after lockdown
U.S. Consul General Mary Tarnowka remarked: “South Africa, home to 80 percent of the rhinos left on earth, reported 530 rhinos killed in the first six months of this year. Vietnam remains both a consumer destination and a transit point for rhino horns.” … [Read more...] about Where were you when the last rhino was killed?
“The Vietnamese Government and the Prime Minister have put their priority on the prevention and suppression of the virus, sacrificing economic benefits to ensure the lives and health of the people. In this context, positive economic expansion shows the effectiveness of the Government’s policies,” Lâm said. … [Read more...] about Việt Nam’s GDP hits 10-year low in the first quarter