Hanoi (VNA) – The consumer price index (CPI) in May decreased by 0.03 percent against the previous month and 1.24 percent against last December, but increased by 4.39 percent year-on-year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported on May 29. The average index for the first five months was up 4.39 percent from that of the same period last year. In the period, basic inflation rose by 2.88 percent year-on-year. According to the GSO, in May, four out of the 11 commodity groups experienced price reductions: transport (2.21 percent); culture, entertainment and tourism (0.02 percent); post and telecommunication services (0.02 percent); and garment, headwear and footwear (0.01 percent). Increases were seen in prices of restaurant and catering service (0.34 percent); beverage and tobacco (0.25 percent); housing and building material (0.25 percent); other commodities and services (0.07 percent); household appliances (0.05 percent); and medicine and medical services (0.04 percent). … [Read more...] about May CPI shows slight reduction due to dropping petrol, power, rice prices
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And a total of 502 schools near locations linked to cases in the capital area will remain closed to all pupils, a ministry official told AFP. Schools have been re-opening in phases in a process that is continuing nationwide. South Korea endured one of the worst early outbreaks of the disease outside mainland China, but appears to have brought it under control thanks to an extensive "trace, test and treat" programme while never imposing a compulsory lockdown. Social distancing rules were relaxed and the country was returning largely to normal until this week, when it re-imposed some measures in the capital and the surrounding region following fresh clusters of cases. The South on Thursday reported its biggest spike in new infections in nearly two months, but Friday's increase fell to 58, taking its total to 11,402. An outbreak at a warehouse of e-commerce firm Coupang in Bucheon, west of Seoul, has seen a total of 96 cases as of Friday, said the Central Disaster and Safety … [Read more...] about South Korea limits school numbers over virus spike
As of May 14, Hanoi has delivered aids to 385,390 people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, reaching 99.9% of the people entitled to receive such support, local media reported, citing the municipal Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs’ report at a May 27 meeting. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29