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  1. The air of festivity that typically characterizes Hanoi’s Hang Ma Street at this time, festooned with lanterns and other accoutrements for the Mid-Autumn Festival, is markedly absent. Since Hoan Kiem District is one among nine Hanoi districts deemed at high risk for Covid-19 infections, social distancing measures are still in place. On Hang Ma Street, a Covid-19 checkpoint was erected Saturday to prevent large gatherings of people shopping for the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also known as Children’s Tet in Vietnam. Full Story: https://e.vnexpress.net/photo
  2. Long Beach on Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang Province. Photo by VnExpress/Khanh Tran Western tourists who have already visited Vietnam are excited that the country is reopening Phu Quoc Island, but they are also clear about wanting to enjoy a quarantine-free stay. Peter Scott, an Australian from Queensland, was happy to hear that the Vietnamese government plans to reopen the famous resort island to vaccinated foreign tourists from next month after nearly two years of closing national borders. "That's the best news I've heard in the last 18 months. I'll wait a
  3. A board of Covid-19 prevention instructions stands at the entrance of Bach Khoa Market in Hanoi's Hai Ba Trung District, July 25, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy Hai Ba Trung District would resume all activities once September ends if it's listed as a low-risk area, the district People's Committee proposed. Specifically, it would divide the reopening process into two phases. The first, from Sept. 21 to 30, would allow businesses to reopen at 50 percent of their maximum capacity. Food and beverage establishments may allow takeaways only, and must close before 9 p.m. d
  4. Buses stay in line in a station as Hanoi has stopped the service under Covid-19 restrictions, August 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh Hanoi Transport Department proposed having buses operate at half the frequency from Wednesday as the city eases Covid-19 social distancing. In a plan sent to the city’s administration recently, the department called for the resumption of bus services in two phases. Phase one will last 15 days from Wednesday to have buses operate at half the frequency compared to before. Full Story: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/n
  5. People swim at Hon Gai beach in Ha Long, Quang Ninh Province, June 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Minh Cuong Ha Long Town in Quang Ninh Province lifted a swimming ban and allowed resumption of outdoor activities starting Sunday after bringing the local pandemic situation under control. The town of over 300,000 people has gone three months without community transmission of the novel coronavirus and 90 percent of its population aged 18 and above have got at least one dose of a Covid vaccine. Football stadiums, gym, fitness centers and pool table services have been a
  6. Cars and motorbikes swarm Nguyen Xien Street in Thanh Xuan District, Sept. 17, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh Seeing his district is one of 19 low-risk Covid districts with eased restrictions, Tran Van Tung immediately thought of getting his broken washing machine fixed. "It is miserable when having a newborn baby without a working washing machine at home," said the 32-year-old father of a 10-day-old son. Tung from Bac Tu Liem District couldn't ask the shop to send over a repairman to fix the machine since everyone was ordered to "stay where they are."
  7. A woman receives a dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a temporary vaccination unit set up at a former TikTok studio in the MEGA Park mall in Almaty, Kazakhstan June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev/Files HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's health ministry has licensed Hanoi-based pharmaceutical firm Vimedimex to import 30 million doses of the Hayat-Vax coronavirus vaccine, state media reported on Monday. Authorities in Vietnam earlier this month approved Hayat-Vax, manufactured in China and packaged in the United Arab Emirates, for emergency use.
  8. Tempers flare over long vaccination queue Local residents on Saturday voiced their anger over being forced to wait in the sun for hours for their vaccination injection. Screenshot: Supplied PHUKET: Local officials in Cherng Talay have called for calm and made quick adjustments to the queues for people waiting to receive vaccinations after tempers flared on Saturday (Sept 18) when people were forced to wait for hours in the sun. Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232271-tempers-flare-over-long-vaccination-queue/
  9. Local residents on Saturday voiced their anger over being forced to wait in the sun for hours for their vaccination injection. Screenshot: Supplied PHUKET: Local officials in Cherng Talay have called for calm and made quick adjustments to the queues for people waiting to receive vaccinations after tempers flared on Saturday (Sept 18) when people were forced to wait for hours in the sun. An estimated 3,000 people had turned up at the vaccination centre, set up at the Angsana Laguna Phuket resort, officials have confirmed. Local residents voiced their anger at
  10. Costs of forced repeated tests threaten Canadian Sandbox holiday “As long as all 3 test results are negative, after a 14-night period in Phuket, you will be able to freely travel domestically within Thailand.” Not quite. Tests are required in order to travel to any other parts of the country, including other Sandbox areas such as Samui or Phi Phi Island. Image: Screenshot from TATNews.org PHUKET: Confusion over what extra COVID tests required for Sandbox tourists to travel ‘freely’ to other Sandbox tourism locations has thrown an 11-week holiday by a retired Canad
  11. Bangkok vaccination bus serves local communities BANGKOK (NNT) - With daily new cases of COVID-19 in Bangkok still in the thousands, City Hall has continued to proactively provide COVID-19 vaccinations for residents. The city’s BMV vaccination bus today made a stop in Bang Kho Laem district to offer COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable people in local communities. Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232269-bangkok-vaccination-bus-serves-local-communities/
  12. “As long as all 3 test results are negative, after a 14-night period in Phuket, you will be able to freely travel domestically within Thailand.” Not quite. Tests are required in order to travel to any other parts of the country, including other Sandbox areas such as Samui or Phi Phi Island. Image: Screenshot from TATNews.org PHUKET: Confusion over what extra COVID tests required for Sandbox tourists to travel ‘freely’ to other Sandbox tourism locations has thrown an 11-week holiday by a retired Canadian couple into jeopardy. The couple, staying in Phuket as Sandbox tour
  13. BANGKOK (NNT) - With daily new cases of COVID-19 in Bangkok still in the thousands, City Hall has continued to proactively provide COVID-19 vaccinations for residents. The city’s BMV vaccination bus today made a stop in Bang Kho Laem district to offer COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable people in local communities. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration today deployed the city’s BMV mobile vaccination bus to Wat Phai Ngoen in Bang Kho Laem district to provide COVID-19 vaccine to those over 60 years old, people with underlying health conditions, and pregnant women. Around 20
  14. Tourists return to Phu Hin Rong Kla PHITSANULOK (NNT) - Tourism activities are now starting to resume following the relaxation of travel restrictions by the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration. In Phitsanulok, the first group of tourists has visited Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park for camping excursions after two months of closure. Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232268-tourists-return-to-phu-hin-rong-kla/
  15. PHITSANULOK (NNT) - Tourism activities are now starting to resume following the relaxation of travel restrictions by the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration. In Phitsanulok, the first group of tourists has visited Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park for camping excursions after two months of closure. Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Phitsanulok, reopened to visitors on 16th September, with some entry requirements and social distancing measures reinforced. Last weekend, visitors, mostly families, returned to camp in the national park to enjoy nature and the cool sea
  16. VACC 2 School begins giving Sinopharm shots to children BANGKOK (NNT) - Today (Sept 20), which coincides with National Youth Day of Thailand, is the first day the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) is administering doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of 10 and 18 under the VACC 2 School project. Various schools have registered to receive the vaccine, and a booster shot will be provided to students in the future. Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232267-vacc-2-school-begins-giving-sinopharm-shots-to-children/
  17. BANGKOK (NNT) - Today (Sept 20), which coincides with National Youth Day of Thailand, is the first day the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) is administering doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of 10 and 18 under the VACC 2 School project. Various schools have registered to receive the vaccine, and a booster shot will be provided to students in the future. At CRA’s Sinopharm Alternative Vaccine Center in the premises of the National Telecom Public Company Limited, Chulabhorn Hospital personnel are giving Sinopharm shots to children between 10 and 18 years
  18. Government Spokesman clarifies measures to attract foreigners of high potential BANGKOK (NNT) - Last week, a meeting of cabinet ministers approved measures to attract foreigners to help stimulate the Thai economy and investment. Among the measures is the issuance of long-term visas; people on social media have linked the issue with foreigners’ ability to own land and property while expressing concerns that foreigners may buy all the land in the country. The government has responded that foreigners’ right to buy or rent property is still subject to specific requirements
  19. BANGKOK (NNT) - Last week, a meeting of cabinet ministers approved measures to attract foreigners to help stimulate the Thai economy and investment. Among the measures is the issuance of long-term visas; people on social media have linked the issue with foreigners’ ability to own land and property while expressing concerns that foreigners may buy all the land in the country. The government has responded that foreigners’ right to buy or rent property is still subject to specific requirements, and has warned people not to distort related information. Government Spokesman, Dr. Thanako
  20. Gov’t proactively offers vaccination to vulnerable populations BANGKOK (NNT) - The government has continued to offer COVID-19 vaccination for vulnerable population with mobile vaccination clinics organized by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, aiming to offer vulnerable groups protection against the disease. Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232264-gov’t-proactively-offers-vaccination-to-vulnerable-populations/
  21. BANGKOK (NNT) - The government has continued to offer COVID-19 vaccination for vulnerable population with mobile vaccination clinics organized by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, aiming to offer vulnerable groups protection against the disease. Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada Dhanadirek has announced the latest update from the assistance campaign run by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) for vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. From 28 July to 30 August, the MSDHS has provided assistance to som
  22. Thailand prepares for APEC Chairmanship BANGKOK (NNT) - In 2022, Thailand will be the chairman of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation with a plan to restore local and regional economies as well as promoting beneficial projects for society. Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232263-thailand-prepares-for-apec-chairmanship/
  23. BANGKOK (NNT) - In 2022, Thailand will be the chairman of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation with a plan to restore local and regional economies as well as promoting beneficial projects for society. Thailand will take up the chairmanship of APEC from New Zealand in 2022. Besides, the primary economic plan that APEC chair has to continue every year, Thailand will also propose projects to help regenerate the local economy that has been severely affected by the Covid-19, while other topics such as women’s empowerment, and opportunities for vulnerable groups will be addressed.
  24. Flood Aid Increased for Farmers BANGKOK, Sept 20 (TNA) – The government raised financial assistance for flood-affected farmers as flooding remained in seven provinces. Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1232259-flood-aid-increased-for-farmers/
  25. BANGKOK, Sept 20 (TNA) – The government raised financial assistance for flood-affected farmers as flooding remained in seven provinces. Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on said the farmers whose produce was damaged by floods would receive financial aid set by the new rates that was announced on Sept 1. According to the new rates of assistance for farmers affected by disasters, they would receive 1,340 baht per rai of damaged paddy fields, 1,980 baht per rai of crop and 4,048 baht per rai of perennials and other plants. c Full Story: http
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