Workers working at Sostra factory (Photo: VNA)
However, quite a lot of Vietnamese businesses in Russia are still standing firmly before this pandemic.
Sostra, a Vietnamese-owned company, owning the famous Sen Soy sauce brand and ranking No.1 in the Russian market for soy sauce products, is an outstanding example.
According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent, as one of the leading companies in the Russian Federation in the production and business of Asian and European cuisine products, the Sostra factory is producing more than 300 different food products with a modern Italian packaging machinery system.
The company has adopted a long and solid business philosophy in dealing with COVID-19, with a series of strict measures to prevent the penetration of the virus and ensure the safety of employees in the factory.
As a result, Sostra's factory, with about 250 employees, including about 40 Vietnamese people, is ensured jobs and income.
To come into the factory premises, everyone has to have a temperature test. People with fever will be tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus. At the same time, those who have close contact with the person with fever will be classified for follow-up.
The factory will base on the test results to take the next defensive steps. Notably, the factory conducts regular tests for SARS-CoV-2 virus for its employees once a week. However, until now, due to the reduced epidemic situation in the Russian Federation, the testing was done after about 10 days.
The awareness of COVID-19 prevention is conducted thoroughly at the factory. All employees wear masks, keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 meters. The working tables are fitted with mica panels between employees, including the canteen.
Drivers who transport products in and out of the factory are completely isolated to avoid direct contact with people in the factory. The workers living in dormitories have their own accommodation. They are divided into groups and managed their travel. They have to implement disinfection measures, wash hands and check their temperature before entering the company.
Regarding business activities, General Director of Sostra Nguyen Quoc Nguyen said that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the company's business activities such as reduced purchasing power, increased input costs. However, he said that these are only temporary difficulties in the short term. In the long run, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is minor and only slows the company's innovation and development plans.
It can be seen that thinking methodically, along with strict virus prevention measures, have helped Vietnamese businesses maintain stable production. Besides, Sostra does not increase the social burden on the local authorities. The employees continue to have a job and earn full income during the COVID-19 storm./.