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The central city of Danang is seeking government approval to temporarily suspend flights that transport Vietnamese citizens from abroad to the city. The proposal was signed by chairman of the municipal people’s committee Le Chung Trinh to be submitted to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, the ministries of Transport, Health and Foreign Affairs. According to the document, so far this year, Danang has received around 11,800 people from abroad. The city quarantined up to 8,000 people from these flights in April. Since the beginning of the year, the city has recorded 72 Covid-19 patients who are migrants, including 61 cases…

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Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi said the ministry will change the policies related to the development of affordable housing by adopting a new mindset. Speaking recently at a conference on the ministry’s work in the first quarter and discussing tasks in the second quarter, he said one of the key tasks is management of housing projects and the real estate market. The ministry will build a national housing development strategy with special attention to solve problems related to affordable housing. Also, it will complete the compilation of a draft decree amending a decree on the renovation and reconstruction of…

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The new regulation will be applied from May 4 until further notice Vietnam is quarantining nearly 40,000 people Visit Vietnam Insider’s homepage for more stories The violations of quarantine rules have caused the fresh outbreak of coronavirus in Vietnam. Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on May 4 asked health authorities nationwide to extend the mandatory quarantine period after dozens of Covid-19 cases are infected from those who finished the isolation. The new regulation will be applied from May 4 until further notice. Directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Preventive Medicine Departments in cities and provinces…

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‘Horrible’ weeks ahead as India’s virus catastrophe worsens according to the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health in the U.S. The death and infection figures are considered unreliable because testing is patchy and reporting incomplete. Visit Vietnam Insider’s homepage for more stories. COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis and a top expert warning that the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be “horrible.” India’s official count of coronavirus cases surpassed 20 million Tuesday, nearly doubling in the past three months,…

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An Indian expert, who works for car manufacturers VinFast has tested positive for coronavirus after finishing quarantine. The Park 10 building of the Times City complex in Hoang Mai District of Hanoi with 1,500 residents in Hanoi has been placed under lockdown until further notice. Visit Vietnam Insider’s homepage fore more stories. The 37-year-old man arrived in Vietnam on April 17 and was quarantined at Canh Hung Hotel in Hai Phong City. After two weeks and two negative tests, he was allowed to leave for Hanoi along with his wife and their two children by taxi on May 1, reported…

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Vietnam sees strong import, export recovery in first quarter of 2021. Enterprises expect their production and business in the second quarter to be better than the first quarter. Visit Vietnam Insider’s homepage for more stories. Vietnam saw strong import-export recovery in the first quarter, estimated at US$152.65 billion, up 24.1 per cent year-on-year. According to industry and trade official, the country has been making good use of the new-generation FTAs that have taken effect, such as the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).” Related: Vietnam records…

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Last week, the (SBI) announced that it will allow customers to submit their documents for the purpose of updating their KYC details via email or post. SBI, announced via its official Twitter handle that customers will not have to visit a branch to update their KYC details. SBI stated that it has taken this step due to the rise in Covid-19 cases and the resultant lockdowns in various states. Prior to this, account holders were required to visit the branch personally with the KYC documents. “Partial freezing of CIFs due to KYC updation is not done up to May 31,…

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Domiciliary hospitalisation is a situation where the insured person is considered or treated as hospitalised even when he/she is at home. Many of the expenses incurred towards the treatment are covered by the insurance company. This is a feature of many health insurance policies, especially those that have been issued in the past 4-5 years. The domiciliary hospitalisation feature is especially useful now as many Covid-19 patients are being turned away by hospitals due to shortage of resources such as oxygen, medicines, beds etc. These patients have no choice but to opt for home treatment. Further, where one cannot avail…

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(This story originally appeared in on May 04, 2021)CHENNAI: As the number of people hospitalised due to Covid rise, many find that they have to settle a big chunk of the bill out of their own pockets despite having health insurance. Policyholders are again caught in the crossfire between hospitals and insurers over the treatment of consumables like personal protection equipment (PPE) kits resulting in only 45% to 80% of hospital bills being recoverable by customers. For 81-year-old diabetic and hip fracture patient K Saraswathi, who was treated for Covid-19 for eight days got only Rs 56,500 reimbursed of the…

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