With the WHO reporting over 1.2 million cases of COVID-19 around the world, and those numbers continuing to climb along with the total deaths, the efforts of families to adapt to the challenges they face play a big part in not only Vietnam but also the world overcoming this pandemic. … [Read more...] about Expat families make the best of historic situation during school closures in Vietnam
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Of course, the Vietnamese policy also entails risks. For example, the national debt will increase. Since 2016, the national debt has nearly touched the ceiling of 65%, which offers limited space to borrow more. In addition, it could happen that companies rely too much on government support rather than finding ways out of the crisis by themselves, which would ultimately make them strong. Vietnam should resist the temptations of long-standing Keynesian policies. This always leads to an upward spiral of state interventionism. There have been economic crises and there always will be. It would be alchemy to believe that Keynesian instruments can eliminate or dampen them. Measures may be necessary in this case, but they should be taken with a sense of proportion and be limited in time. … [Read more...] about Coping with the outbreak in the Vietnamese way – a role model?
The Labour Federation in eight districts has called on 93 landlords to reduce rental fees from VNĐ100,000 to VNĐ1 million per month for 4,500 workers. Many of the landlords have presented rice and other essential items to workers who rent their rooms. Workers have been allowed to pay rent at a later date. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia (updated hourly)
Indonesia has been struggling to contain the spread of the coronavirus, with 2,738 people, including 1,369 in Jakarta, having tested positive for the virus as of Tuesday. Fatalities from the disease have hit 32 of the country's 33 provinces, with 106 of the 221 total deaths occurring in the capital. … [Read more...] about Indonesia’s capital to impose large-scale social restrictions
Employees of HCM City company provide free rice to disadvantaged peopleHà Nội earmarks $28.2m for the poor amid COVID-19 pandemicGroup of Hà Nội residents do their bit in fight against COVID-19Financial assistance provided to workers affected by COVID-19 pandemicTwo new COVID-19 patients confirmed, total rises to 251 … [Read more...] about Robot helps keep medical workers safe from coronavirus