The business implications of prolonged shutdowns can be significant. The overwhelming majority of global companies are small, and they do not have deep pockets to absorb the impact of long disruptions. Any effort at government bailouts may be too little or too late to help many smaller businesses cope with a sudden loss of income and revenue. Given the nature of trade connections, businesses all over the world are more intimately connected that they might have imagined. The virus gives a live demonstration of the extent of trade relationships. Prolonged closure in one area may mean that raw materials, parts, and components needed in another area will not arrive on time or at all. Disruptions in supply chains are like ripples in a pond. Items meant to come from factories that have been shut down in the epicentre at the start of the outbreak are starting to affect manufacturing elsewhere around the globe. As these related factories scramble to address critical shortages in parts, … [Read more...] about Business upheaval may be required after 2020 events
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Cinemas will only show actors drinking if they are playing historical characters or acting in scenes that criticize alcohol addiction, Decree 24, which took effect on Monday to guide several provisions of the Law on Preventing Alcohol's Harmful Effects, lays down. … [Read more...] about Vietnam says no more drinking scenes in movies
Like other coronaviruses, the new virus - which causes a disease now called COVID-19 - is transmitted from person to person via droplets when an infected person breathes out, coughs or sneezes. It can also spread via contaminated surfaces such as door handles or railings. … [Read more...] about IMF, World Bank consider ‘virtual’ Spring Meetings as virus spreads
“When I was a small child, I often got sick and it was very hard for my parents. There were times my mother spent the whole night holding me as I had difficulty breathing”, said Tú, 35, who is now head of the Cancer Research and Clinical Trials Centre at National Cancer Hospital in Hà Nội. … [Read more...] about Doctor dedicates life to cancer patients
A male peacock on the rooftop of a house on Trần Quốc Thảo Street in HCM City. VNS Photo/Ngọc KhảiViet Nam News On Tuesday, residents on Trần Quốc Thảo Street in HCM City’s District 3 spotted a male peacock sitting behind a bush on the rooftop of an abandoned building. … [Read more...] about What was a peacock doing on a HCM City rooftop?