"We have not faced such a situation in my life before, it is really a horrible experience," said Radhika Singh, a housewife in her late 40s as she jostled to buy rice and lentils Wednesday before the lockdown started. … [Read more...] about New lockdowns ordered as India virus cases near one million
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Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a big test for enterprise resilience but also an opportunity for businesses to re-evaluate their long-term strategy and urgency of sustainable development. Industry insiders and experts shared their opinions at a dialogue with the press on the topic “Sustainable business development, lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic”, held by the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) on July 15 in Hanoi. Experts said the pandemic has revealed the shortcomings in governance of Vietnamese enterprises, including risk management, crisis management and adaptation. This is considered one of the main reasons for the collapse of many local enterprises since the outbreak of the disease. According to data from the General Statistics Office (GSO), more than 56,200 enterprises were forced to stop operation in the first six months, up 10 percent year-on-year, of which the number of companies registering to … [Read more...] about Corporate sustainability key to enterprise resilience after pandemic
It provides a learning environment for almost 9,500 students from kindergarten to Grade 12 at seven of its campuses. Run by a teaching staff of nearly 1,000 domestic and international teachers holding extensive expertise, VAS is also the school which offers the highest number of teaching periods using only English to communicate among the bilingual schools applying the same curricula. … [Read more...] about Picking schools for your kids post-COVID-19: Keep a cool head!
“Following the official instruction from the government and the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on travelling limitation to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection in the coming weeks, the VAS Board of Management has decided that all teachers and staff from the Head Office and the seven campuses will start working online from Monday, March 23 until the end of April 5, 2020. When the school reopens on Monday, April 6, 2020, we will have all teachers and staff socially distanced for 14 days as recommended by the authorities. We believe that this decision is crucial to protect the health and safety of all VAS staff and teachers at the peak of the outbreak. Meanwhile, we are implementing all the infection prevention and control measures, as well as sanitising each campus to prepare to reopen the school on the expected date of April 6, 2020,” read the school’s notice sent to parents. … [Read more...] about VAS returns to online classes for two weeks after two COVID-19 infections
At the reception, the city Party chief highly appreciated an important role of the Canadian Consul General in tightening the comprehensive partnership relationship between Vietnam and Canada in general, between Ho Chi Minh City and Canada’s localities in fields of environment and health. On this occasion, Secretary Nhan shared results of Covid-19 prevention as well as achievement of successful treatment for the two Chinese patients and British patient No.91. However, Ho Chi Minh City, an economic hub of services and commerce, has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Textile and footwear also faced difficulties due to a sharp decrease in orders overseas. Amid the situation, the leaders of Ho Chi Minh City decided to apply business support packages to ensure production and job for workers. HCMC could adjust many goals of socio-economic development in the coming period due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, added he. Regarding relations with Canada, Mr. … [Read more...] about City Party Chief receives Consul General of Canada