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Hanoi allows reopening of in-person dining, public transport

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Hanoi’s authorities have allowed dine-in services at restaurants from 6am on October 14.

Hà Nội cho phép kinh doanh ăn uống tại chỗ, xe buýt, taxi được hoạt động
Hanoi’s authorities have allowed dine-in services at restaurants from 6am on October 14. Photo: Pham Hai

However, wine bars, pubs, and beer restaurants are still only allowed to sell orders for delivery.

The move was made as the COVID-19 situation has been controlled in the capital city and to adopt the Government guidance on “safe adaptation, flexibility and effective control of the COVID-19 pandemic”.

Capacity is capped at 50 percent and establishments are asked to set up barriers between tables and ensure a safe distance between customers. Owners and employees of all venues must be vaccinated with two full jabs. Customers will be required to submit electronic health declarations during their time on the premises.

Bus and taxi services will also be allowed to resume operations from October 14 following guidance from the municipal Department of Transport. They too must strictly follow pandemic prevention and control regulations of the Ministries of Transport and Health.

Agencies, units, organisations, and businesses will resume normal operation but must regularly assess risks relating to the pandemic and strictly implement COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.

The authorities also allow the reopening of museums and parks with no more than 10 people in each group of visitors. Visitors are required to ensure a safe distance and fully adopt pandemic prevention and control measures.

Hotels and accommodation services establishments are allowed to reopen with a cap of 50 percent of their capacity and required to strictly abide by COVID-19 prevention and control regulations and guidance from the tourism sector.

The municipal authorities asked the People’s Committees of districts and communes to maintain the operation of task forces in pandemic prevention and control and regularly review and monitor local residents’ travel history. Residents who return from other localities, particularly high-risk and very high-risk areas must have their health monitored and be tested for coronavirus in line with regulations of the Ministry of Health.

Oragnisations and individuals violating pandemic prevention and control measures will be strictly punished.

They were also required to coordinate with the municipal Department of Health to enhance pandemic prevention and control measures; regularly inspect local establishments to ensure the enforcement of the rules; and complete vaccination plans for local residents.

The authorities ordered the municipal Department of Health to coordinate with agencies and sectors to build and organise the implementation of the “safe adaptation, flexibility and effective control of the COVID-19 pandemic” plan with a feasible roadmap.

The department was also asked to adopt the Ministry of Health’s guidelines of testing, isolating, and monitoring those returning from other localities and pandemic-hit areas; consult the municipal authorities on pandemic prevention and control measures in line with real situations; prepare to be willing to adapt when the pandemic situation change; and implement vaccination plans.

The Hanoi authorities asked the Department of Transport to guide transport activities in line with real situations and the direction from the Ministry of Transport.

The Department of Education and Training was required to coordinate with the Department of Health to review and guide COVID-19 prevention and control measures in education and training activities; take measures to ensure a safe and effective new academic year of 2021-2022 in line with the COVID-19 situations at each area; and prepare to vaccinate students when needed following the Ministry of Health’s guidance./.

Source: VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/society/hanoi-allows-reopening-of-in-person-dining-public-transport-782748.html

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Ministry asks localities to increase inter-provincial passenger transport

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Coaches at Gia Lâm station in Hà Nội’s Long Biên District. —VNA/ Photo 

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport has issued a document asking People’s Committees of cities and provinces to coordinate on the implementation of temporary guidelines on transport activities.

The measures are to ensure safe and flexible adaptation to and effective control of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Government has issued Resolution No.128/NQ-CP on temporary regulations on safe and flexible adaptation to and effective control of COVID-19. To implement the resolution, the Health Ministry has promulgated temporary medical guidance and the Transport Ministry has also released temporary guidelines on transport activities in the five areas of land, inland waterway, maritime, railway and aviation. 

Therefore, to ensure smooth and concerted transport activities, People’s Committees of cities and provinces were asked to direct local agencies and units to follow the ministry’s guidelines, and instruct departments of transport to increase passenger volume on fixed intra-provincial and inter-provincial routes licensed by the provincial authorities.

The ministry also suggested localities resume other routes depending on the local level of pandemic risk, while striving to maintain from 10 per cent to a maximum 50 per cent of licensed trips per month in line with requirements in the temporary guidelines.

In a report reviewing passenger transport activities on fixed routes during one week of resumption from October 13-18, the ministry said authorities of 48 provinces and cities had allowed the resumption of inter-provincial routes, while in 15 other localities, the transport departments had submitted plans to resume routes to the municipal/provincial authorities. —

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1063729/ministry-asks-localities-to-increase-inter-provincial-passenger-transport.html

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Ho Chi Minh City doctors excise over 100 tumors from woman’s abdomen

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Doctors at the Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital on Thursday removed more than 100 tumors weighing about five kilograms from the abdomen of a 50-year-old woman from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang. 

Dr. Nguyen Van Tien, head of the surgery department at the hospital, said that the patient suffered a swollen, painful abdomen upon her admission.

She had noticed unusual signs about two years ago, but deferred seeking medical care for her abdominal pain over complicated COVID-19 developments in Ho Chi Minh City. 

It was not until the coronavirus pandemic was basically put under control in the southern city that the patient visited the Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital.

After a consultation meeting, doctors diagnosed the patient with uterine sarcoma, a disease in which malignant cells form in the muscles of the uterus or other tissues that support the uterus, so they decided to perform a surgery on the woman to remove the tumors.

Surgeons took out a total of more than 100 tumors attached to the patient’s uterus, intestinal loops, junctions, grooves of the small intestine, colon, and renal fossa.

The tumors, which weighed about five kilograms in total, compressed and pushed the positions of many internal organs.

Dr. Tien recommended that people have their health checked periodically, especially when there are abnormal signs in their bodies, so that doctors can detect risks early and provide timely treatment or intervention.

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Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20211022/ho-chi-minh-city-doctors-excise-over-100-tumors-from-womans-abdomen/63725.html

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Minor quake strikes Central Highlands region again

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A minor earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale hit Kon Plong district of Kon Tum province in the Central Highlands on October 21 evening, according to the Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Centre under the Institute of Geophysics.

The latest minor earthquake hits Kon Plong district on October 21 evening.

The latest minor earthquake hits Kon Plong district on October 21 evening.
 

The quake shook the area at a depth of approximately 8.1km at around 20:21 and caused no injuries.

This is the third consecutive earthquake that has struck Kon Plong district since October 17.

Two subsequent quakes measuring 2.8 and 3.5 on the Richter scale jolted the district on October 17.

None of these minor earthquakes posed a natural disaster risk to the locality, said experts from Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Centre.

According to the centre, Kon Plong district had recorded dozens of earthquakes with a magnitude of no more than 4.0 from April to June 2021, causing no natural disaster risk.

The Institute of Geophysics has set up an additional monitoring station in order to better understand and promptly warn of dangerous geological phenomena, if any.

Source: VOV

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/society/minor-quake-strikes-central-highlands-region-again-785040.html

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