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Two children drown in southern Vietnamese province over babysitter negligence

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Two little children drowned in a pond in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Duong while their babysitter was doing house chores on Friday.

According to preliminary information, N.T.G, a 46-year-old woman from the southernmost province of Ca Mau and living in Binh Duong’s Ben Cat Town, babysat her grandchild N.H.M., who was born in Ca Mau in 2018, and N.T.T.V., an acquaintance’s child at the same age as M., from the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

After doing some house chores, G. found out that the two children had gone missing. 

She and some neighbors searched for the babies everywhere to no avail.

It was until people reached a nearby pond that they found the babies motionless in the water.

Despite emergency treatment at a hospital, the two children died.

The two families already took the bodies of the babies to their hometowns for funeral rituals.

According to the Health Environment Management Agency under the Ministry of Health, a research by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in 2017 showed that an average of over 7,000 children drowned each year in Vietnam, accounting for 22.6 percent of injuries and accidents, behind the road crash death rate of 26.7 percent.

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Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20201121/two-children-drown-in-southern-vietnamese-province-over-babysitter-negligence/57884.html

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Tien Giang reports four more Covid-19 deaths

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A medical worker arranges Covid-19 test tubes. The Tien Giang steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control on July 15 reported four new Covid-19 deaths at the Field Hospital No. 2 – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – The Tien Giang steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control on July 15 reported four new Covid-19 deaths at the Field Hospital No. 2, taking the Covid-19 death toll in the Mekong Delta province to eight.

Two of them were 28 and 35 years old, while the other two were elderly people and had underlying health conditions.

The 35-year-old woman, who lived in My Tho City, was transferred from the Field Hospital No. 3 to the Field Hospital No. 2 on July 14. At 11:30 a.m. on July 15, the patient’s health condition worsened and she was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m.

The other deceased, a 28-year-old resident of Go Cong Town, was sent to the Field Hospital No. 2 from the Field Hospital No. 1 on July 9 after becoming seriously ill.

On July 14, the patient was put on a ventilator, but as the health condition worsened, the patient died at 7.00 p.m. on the same day.

The 66-year-old patient was transferred to the field hospital on July 12 and took a turn for the worse on July 14. The patient was confirmed dead at 5.00 p.m. on the same day.

The 79-year-old resident of My Tho City was transferred to the field hospital from the quarantine area of the Tien Giang General Hospital on July 13 and died at 8.00 p.m. on July 14.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/83188/tien-giang-reports-four-more-covid-19-deaths.html

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This young mother is helping Saigon’s needy survive the pandemic

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Despite having her own difficulties navigating the pandemic, Pham Gia Vy, a Saigonese mother of two infants, has been spending her days and her money feeding the city’s poor.

For the past week, Vy, a resident of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7, has been delivering rice and other basic essentials to homeless people and residents living in lockdown throughout the district.

“I am a nail technician, but I’ve had to close my salon because of the pandemic and the social distancing mandate,” said Vy.

“I’m not the only one going through difficult times right now, so I decided to buy rice, instant noodles, and water to donate to others.”

Vy had purchased 200 meals for her delivery outing, but after sharing her story on social media, she soon found dozens of donors willing to contribute money, food, and time in order to support her mission of aiding the city’s vulnerable.

Pham Gia Vy to prepares to deliver free meals to Saigon residents affected by COVID-19. Supplied photo.
Pham Gia Vy to prepares to deliver free meals to Saigon residents affected by COVID-19 in this supplied photo.

Since July 10, Ho Chi Minh City has been under Directive 16 – a COVID-19 prevention measure that requires people to remain home except when purchasing necessities, such as medicine and food.

“I may stop doing this because I worry about leaving my toddlers at home,” Vy explained, adding that spending the past weekdays delivering meals around the city by motorbike has kept her quite busy.

“My husband has been taking care of our 3-year-old and 1-year-old. It’s so nice of him to do that, but I worry it’s too much for him.”

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Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20210717/this-young-mother-is-helping-saigons-needy-survive-the-pandemic/62094.html

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Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

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Hanoi authorities on July 18 halted all non-essential services from July 19 amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The city reported 42 new Covid-19 locally-transmitted cases on July 18 with some found outside locked-down areas. 

Accordingly, Hanoi citizens are required to stay at home and only go out when necessary such as business trip, food and medicine purchases, and other emergency cases like health check-ups and treatment. 

They were also ordered not to gather more than five people outside workplaces, schools and hospitals. Agencies and businesses are urged to actively outline online work or work-in-shift plans. Shopping malls, supermarkets, and wholesale and wet markets only sell necessities. Public transport means must reduce seats by half. 

Hanoians flocked to supermarkets on the evening of July 18 and July 19 morning to buy necessities. Many supermarkets in Hanoi have run out of food and necessities. 

Meanwhile, the director of Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, Tran Thi Phuong Lan, warned people not to flock to crowded shopping centers and supermarkets to avoid possible virus spread. According to the official, they have built goods supply plans for three scenarios of the Covid-19 outbreak. 

VietNamNet reporters took photos at supermarkets in Hanoi on July 18:

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

At VinMart supermarket in Times City urban area

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

At VinMart supermarket in Times City urban area

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

At VinMart supermarket in Times City urban area

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

At VinMart supermarket in Times City urban area

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

At VinMart supermarket in Times City urban area

At Big C Supercenter in Nam Tu Liem district

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

At Big C supermarket on Tran Duy Hung Street, Cau Giay District

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

At VinMart supermarket on Le Duc Tho street

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

At Co.opmart supermarket in Ha Dong District

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

At BiG C Thang Long supermarket

Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods
Hanoi tightens measures to prevent pandemic, residents rush to buy goods

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Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/society/vn-determines-to-curb-covid-19-as-number-surpasses-40-000-mark-757008.html

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