Australia is one of the successful countries in handling the Covid-19 pandemic and bringing it under control. It has recorded over 7,200 infections and 102 deaths. Australia is among countries showing effective pandemic control that Vietnam is considering reopening its doors to. … [Read more...] about Australia commits $7 mln for Vietnam’s post pandemic recovery
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The additional funding will protect the most vulnerable from the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and support Vietnam’s economic recovery in various ways including through digitizing social protection systems, providing world-class advice on economic reforms and stimulus, facilitating sustainable infrastructure development and ensuring a strong focus on gender equality and social inclusion. … [Read more...] about Australia, WB commit additional AUD5 million for Vietnam’s post-Covid-19 recovery
Bangkok (VNA) - The Thai cabinet on June 30 approved two stimulus packages worth 22.4 billion THB to revitalise domestic tourism which has been left reeling from the COVID-19 lockdown. The packages, proposed by the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports, will run from July 1 to October 30. The “Happiness-sharing trips” package worth 2 billion THB is to subsidise domestic flight fares, inter-provincial bus fares and car rental fees for a total of 2 million people. The Thai government will subsidise 2 million air tickets, with the subsidy limited to 2,000 THB per person. Eligible people must pay for their tickets first and the government will pay them back 40 percent of ticket prices. For round-trip tickets, the subsidy is limited to no more than 1,000 THB per seat. The “Let’s travel” package worth 18 billion THB will fund subsidies for accommodation, food and other services provided at tourist destinations. The government will subsidise five million … [Read more...] about Thailand approves two stimulus packages to revitalise domestic tourism
Hanoi (VNA) – Schools across Thailand reopened on July 1 after months of online teaching due to restriction measures against COVID-19. Preventive measures are still seriously applied at schools. Thailand has gone through 37 days in a row without new local transmissions. As of July 1, the country recorded 3,173 COVID-19 cases, including 58 deaths. The same day, the Indonesian Ministry of Health reported more 1,385 COVID-19 cases and 58 fatalities, bringing the tallies to 57,770 and 2,934, respectively. Meanwhile, the Philippines’ health ministry confirmed more 999 infections and four deaths, raising the total to 38,511 and 1,270 respectively./. … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Thai schools reopen, Indonesia and Philippines record new cases
But two months after Governor Gavin Newsom said the Covid curve had "arguably flattened", cases are now sharply on the rise, hitting an all-time single day high of new cases on 30 June, with 8,086 confirmed new cases. Hospital admissions jumped 43% in the last two weeks. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What’s behind alarming new US outbreaks?