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E-learning platforms in Vietnam grow amid COVID-19 breakout

After the decision of the Ministry of Education and Training to let students of all levels nationwide stay at home, many e-learning systems began to advertise their apps daily.

Leading technology firms like VNPT, FPT, and Viettel all reported a significant growth in user numbers for their e-learning platforms, an official press release noted.

VNPT E-Learning by VNPT witnessed an increase of 4 times to reach 5 million, with a peak of 100,000 hourly visitors.

Similarly, ViettelStudy by Viettel gained 41 million visits in a month. It has been introduced in nearly 26,000 schools all over the country, with the database of 29,000 lessons of all levels.

Noticeably, service providers of these platforms all promise to run them free of charge during the COVID-19 outbreak in hope of avoiding the break in the teaching and learning process.

In the time when large gatherings are discouraged, online conferences are whole-heartedly welcomed by leaders and employees of businesses as well as state organisations, especially those in the healthcare field.

Taking advantage of this useful technology, doctors in several regions of the country, urban area or remote one, can exchange professional knowledge and experience to effectively fight against COVID-19.

Applications in the field of financial technology (fintech) have also seen an impressive rise in subscriber quantity. These pieces of software are expected to help users minimise their real traveling or visits to public places like banks. They are also an effective tool for the development of e-commerce and online shopping.

Moreover, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) commented that this is an excellent chance to promote the use of online public services in level 3 and level 4, while more new services are being researched to integrate into current systems.

Currently, traffic lawbreakers in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong City, Da Nang City, and Binh Thuan Province can now pay their fine online through the National Public Service Portal in a few minutes, receiving the results by post.

Earlier this month, the government launched an app where citizens are able to declare their health status.

As OpenGov reported, Vietnamese citizens can install it on their mobile phones and then provide their personal information as requested.

After installation completed, citizens can update their daily health status and they can also provide information to the best of their knowledge about cases suspected of having the COVID-19 in their residential areas.

The app was made at the request of the Deputy Prime Minister, Vu Duc Dam, head of the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Data collected through the app will help the nation’s health sector to identify who needs medical assistance in the fastest and most effective manner

The app also serves as an official channel for competent authorities to disseminate the COVID-19 epidemic situation as well as health recommendations to citizens.

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