Daily Archives: August 3, 2020

Stranded tourists in Da Nang given support

  Some 314 tourists are now stranded in Da Nang. The local tourism department has arranged for six hotels to accommodate them during the social distancing period. When not free, room rates range from 8.6 to 12.9 USD per night.   The list of supporting hotels is available on the city’s information portal and Facebook

Religious organisations cancel gatherings over COVID-19 outbreak

Given the complicated developments following the latest COVID-19 outbreak in the central city of Da Nang, religious organisations nationwide have issued guidance on disease prevention and control, including the temporary halt of gatherings.   On July 30, Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Board, sent a document asking

Red Journey draws thousands of blood donors in Hanoi

Thousands of volunteers, mainly youngsters and students, donated blood at the “Giot hong tri an” (Grateful Red Drops) blood donation festival in Hanoi on August 2.   The two-day festival is the last event of the 8th “Hanh trinh do” (Red Journey), a communication and blood donation and campaign that took place in 42 provinces

Survivors of trafficking will receive health insurance cards free

Victims of human trafficking who are uninsured will be granted health insurance cards free of charge.   In case they are seriously ill, the cost of medical examination and treatment at the medical facilities will be exercised in line with health insurance regulations.   These proposals are part of a draft decree initiated by the

Vehicle licence plate auction possibly to be included in law

Personal registration plates could soon be seen on motorbikes and cars nationwide, as a new law is being drawn up to allow people to buy exclusive numbers.   Number plates that contain “88888” or those that end either “86” or “68” are considered lucky and popular with drivers. Plates that end with “9” are also

PM assigns ministry to decide on organisation of national high school graduation exams

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc assigned the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to decide on the organisation of the national high school graduation examinations as regulated in the Law on Education, at a regular cabinet meeting in Hanoi on August 3.   He asked the chairpersons of People’s Committees in all cities and provinces

Vietnamese, Chinese arrested for illegal entry

Many Vietnamese and Chinese have been arrested for illegally entering Vietnam in recent days.   On August 3, border guards of Tan Thanh post, the northern mountainous province of Lang Son, arrested 10 men and 15 women at border markers in Tan Thanh commune, Van Lang district. They were later sent to the provincial Military