The HCM City Department of Tourism yesterday (Feb 20) called on the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism to seek preferential policies from the Government to soften the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The increasing amount of property and land under State-owned enterprises (SOEs) was mentioned as a factor in their slow equitisation.
The Perfume Pagoda Festival, Việt Nam's oldest, biggest and longest-running festival, has officially been opened but due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the number of visitors has dropped sharply.
A total of 30 Vietnamese citizens have returned to the country from Wuhan – the epicentre of the coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak on a special flight in the early morning of February 10.
The market witnessed steep declines Friday because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak that dampened investor sentiment.
As the World Health Organisation declared an international emergency over the outbreak of coronavirus, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) on Friday said it was considering closing all schools, universities and colleges.
Shares plunged on both national stock exchanges on Thursday, the first trading session after the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, due to volatility on global markets given developments of the coronavirus outbreak in China.