PC-Covid sole application for Covid-19 prevention in Vietnam

PC-Covid sole application for Covid-19 prevention in Vietnam

The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Information and Communications, and the Ministry of Public Security, on November 13, agreed that the PC-Covid application is the only application for the Covid-19 prevention and control. Besides, the VN-eID application, managed by the Ministry of Public Security serving citizen identification, will be a long-term application to serve society.
Most meaningful investment promotion is to take good care of enterprises

Most meaningful investment promotion is to take good care of enterprises

“This is the most meaningful investment promotion. Especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, this action is even more meaningful," Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen praised the Management Board of the Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) for prioritizing the health and life of workers and laborers above all.
Weak purchasing power makes supermarkets struggle to operate

Weak purchasing power makes supermarkets struggle to operate

Although the supply of goods has been increasing, strangely, traders have to move out of the market to be able to sell their goods. The reason is that more and more spontaneous markets mushroom around the market areas and buyers are reluctant to go inside the market because of strict Covid-19 prevention and control regulations.
Markets, supermarkets poorly patronized after reopening

Markets, supermarkets poorly patronized after reopening

According to the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City, 103 out of 234 traditional markets have resumed operations in the city by October 22. Localities that have not reopened markets yet include District 7, Binh Chanh, Hoc Mon, and Nha Be districts. It is expected that districts in HCMC will reopen 19 more markets from now until October 25.
Traditional markets gradually reopen, spontaneous ones mushroom in many places

Traditional markets gradually reopen, spontaneous ones mushroom in many places

Despite hesitance, many wholesale markets, as well as traditional markets in Ho Chi Minh City, have begun to increase the volume of goods and open their doors to welcome customers. However, many small traders in wholesale and traditional markets said that they were still worried that spontaneous markets would surround and vie them for goods and customers.
Citizens in districts 7, Cu Chi, Can Gio delighted as business activities resume

Citizens in districts 7, Cu Chi, Can Gio delighted as business activities resume

On the first day after social distancing was loosened, many people in District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City had to return when they went to the market because they forgot to bring their smartphones to scan the QR code. Some eateries have reopened. However, because travel remains difficult, they cannot buy enough ingredients, so they only sell food in the morning.
HCMC: total retail sales of goods decrease by nearly 16 percent

HCMC: total retail sales of goods decrease by nearly 16 percent

According to the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City, from August 23 to now, the city has continued to strengthen social distancing following the motto of “staying put wherever you are”, trade activities of goods, food, and foodstuffs in the area encountered many difficulties at first, especially in the supply and distribution activities of food and foodstuffs to citizens.
Efforts to maintain safe green zones at seaports

Efforts to maintain safe green zones at seaports

Considered as one of the leading important links in the global shipping chain, over the past time, despite being heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam's seaport system in general, and the Cai Mep - Thi Vai port system in particular still achieved impressive growth.