Hanoi (VNA) – At least five people were killed and three others went missing during floods that have crippled much of Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta, a disaster agency official said on February 26. Nearly 20,000 people were forced to flee home during the floods triggered by torrential rains a day earlier, spokesman for Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) Agus Wibowo said. Some parts of the city and its nearby provinces of West Java and Banten still remains submerged by waters, he said, adding that water with the height of up to one meter is still inundating several parts of the capital and its surrounding areas. Floods and landslides have destroyed three school buildings and one Muslim mosque as well as inundated over 800 hectares of rice fields, causing huge financial losses to farmers, he said. Makeshift tents and posts of logistics have been set up for the affected people, and other emergency relief aids such as food and blankets sent to … [Read more...] about Jakarta floods leave at least five people dead, three missing
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Bac Ninh (VNA) – A Korean man, who died near Bac Ninh province’s General Hospital on February 25, tested negative for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Information and Communication Vu Huy Phuong confirmed one day later. The victim, named Jung Jin-yong and born in 1976, entered Vietnam on January 28. He temporarily lived in a hotel in Bac Ninh city and worked at STN Vina Company at Que Vo district’s Viet Hung Industrial Park. On February 7, he was examined at the provincial General Hospital and diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetes sufferer. At around 4pm on February 25, the patient continued going to the hospital for examination, during which he showed no symptoms of fever and breathing difficulties. However, he left the hospital without informing doctors. At 5pm of the same day, he was found unconscious at a crossroad, about 100m away from the hospital. When being hospitalised, he stopped breathing and suffered cardiac … [Read more...] about Dead Korean man in Bac Ninh tests negative for SARS-CoV-2
Recent figures by the Vietnam E-commerce Association show that global OTAs such as Agoda.com, Booking.com, Traveloka.com, and Expedia.com are holding 80 per cent of the nation’s market share. A large proportion of international visitors use services provided by foreign OTAs. Many local visitors have also used services provided by foreign OTAs. … [Read more...] about An internet economy: a golden treasure trove?
According to the tourism association of HCMC, many travel packages by road are available at prices discounted by 15%-18%, and a discount of 22% is available for tours by air. The association expected that many more tour packages discounted by 30% or more will be launched to attract tourists. … [Read more...] about Vietnam to launch nine-month tourism stimulus campaign
Mr Azar also said the US needed to expand its stockpiles of protective equipment, like surgical masks. He said that right now the US has a stockpile of about 30 million masks, but it actually needs 300 million to supply to healthcare workers. … [Read more...] about Health officials: Coronavirus spread to the US ‘inevitable’