Contact tracing was also successfully implemented with technology. A mobile app called NCOVI was developed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC). This lets the public update their health status daily. It also shares ‘hotspots’ of new cases and gives its user ‘best practices’ for staying healthy. … [Read more...] about Four key measures help Vietnam control coronavirus
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The wild discounting of accommodations is a trend we’re seeing particularly with Hoi An homestays and budget accommodations. This is helping local businesses bring in basic income. When it comes to 4- and 5-star resorts and hotels, the trend of discounting is also a good way to attract domestic travelers, though this could lead to a reduction in service quality as businesses work to keep costs under control. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?
On November 21, 2019, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc signed Decision No.1676 to observe May every year as the month for all Vietnamese people to participate in the national social insurance scheme. This is an occasion for public offices, organisations and the general public to participate in the scheme. On May 23, the Việt Nam Social Insurance Agency (SIA) launched a month to call on all people nationwide to participate in this scheme. … [Read more...] about Encouraging more people to join the voluntary social insurance scheme
On the same day, the Health and Sports Ministry of Myanmar lifted the restriction of gathering of five or more persons under certain conditions. It also announced removing the restriction on four out of 10 townships in Yangon which have been put under the government's stay-at-home orders./. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 30
In Cambodia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng asked the administration in localities that border Thailand to increase professional measures at border checkpoints to prevent Cambodian workers from entering Thailand, which will shut its border until June 30 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29