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
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Prague (VNA) – Vietnamese people in the Czech Republic have donated thousands of protective health supplies, such as socks, masks and gloves alongside other necessities for local medical workers who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response in Prague. The sought-after items have been collected by Vietnamese volunteers in just three days in response to the call for help by the Na Homolce Hospital and Motol University Hospital in the capital city. The donations were presented to the two hospitals on April 6 as a gesture of motivation for Czech health workers who have been working day and night to care for an increasing number of COVID-19 patients. Deputy Director of Na Homolce Hospital Mgr. Ivana Kirchnerova expressed her gratitude for the “wonderful gifts” from the Vietnamese community. “We are deeply touched and appreciate what the Vietnamese community has done for us,” she said. Not only in Prague, similar support has also been sent by … [Read more...] about Vietnamese donate thousands of protective medical items to Czech hospitals
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?
Shortly after the notification of this case, the local health sector has carried out an epidemiological survey of all patients, medical workers and visitors at the General Hospital and disinfected the entire facility. Medical workers and patients at the department where the COVID-19 patient has been receiving treatment have also been quarantined, Minh noted. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia (updated hourly)
Since the national educational level framework will create a significantly positive change in training programs among universities when being applied and will encourage abroad studying, Dr. Vinh added that this framework should not be a pure administrative document but a guidance for the systematic unity of state management units, employers, and learners. … [Read more...] about Higher educational programs in Vietnam to be standardized