With case numbers worldwide more than doubling in the past six weeks, Uzbekistan on Friday (Jul 10) returned to lockdown and Hong Kong said schools would close from Monday after the city recorded "exponential growth" in locally transmitted infections. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on countries to adopt an aggressive approach, highlighting Italy, Spain, South Korea and India's biggest slum to show it was possible to stop the spread, no matter how bad the outbreak. The health agency's comments came as US President Donald Trump was forced to cancel an election rally in New Hampshire, citing an approaching storm. Trump has pushed to hold large gatherings against health advice as epidemiologists warn of the dangers posed by the virus moving through the air in crowded and confined spaces. Advertisement "TURN THIS PANDEMIC AROUND" On a visit to Florida on Friday, Trump hit out at Beijing over the pandemic. "(The) relationship with China has been severely damaged. They … [Read more...] about WHO urges aggressive COVID-19 measures as flare-ups spark new closures
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The Cuu Long (Mekong River) Delta would focus on developing hi-tech agriculture, agriculture processing industry, tourism of Phu Quoc Island as well as efficiently implementing measures to promote the sustainable development of the region in line with coping with climate change. … [Read more...] about Government to develop policies to promote key economic regions
In contrast, several countries globally have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to fewer than 40 countries. These includes the worst passports to hold, such as that of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Libya, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. VOV … [Read more...] about Vietnam ranks 89th on most powerful passport list during COVID-19
As the great ideals expressed in our own Declaration of Independence are meeting an ominous challenge from those dark forces of our national history, we Americans should stop telling the Vietnamese people how to deal with their problems and instead deal with our own problems as well as problems we are inflicting on the world, including wars on other nations and on the Earth itself. Perhaps we have much to learn from Vietnamese people, including, first of all, how to respond to the global pandemic threatening us all. … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?