Though banh mi, a Vietnamese baguette stuffed with pate, cold cuts, or eggs, can be found on the food carts lining nearly every street in Ho Chi Minh City for less than a dollar, Anan Saigon and its head chef Peter Cuong Franklin are offering a pricey take on the traditional street snack. … [Read more...] about This acclaimed chef is selling $100 ‘banh mi,’ ‘pho’ in Vietnam
Vietnam now has 6 units to test SARS-CoV-2 The Ministry of Health has decided to allow the Hue Central Policlinic and the HCM City Hospital of Tropical Diseases to perform tests for SARS-CoV-2 that causes the ravaging acute respiratory disease (coronavirus - COVID-19). … [Read more...] about Vietnamese PM lauds medical workers’ contributions to COVID-19 fight
We should merge the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education and Training and the General Department of Vocational Training into one ministry under the name the Ministry of Education–Science and Technology. Why do I think that? Because the Vietnamese education system is strongly inter-linked from kindergarten to university. There is a loophole that needs to be closed to link schools with the labour market. … [Read more...] about Ministries merger in the spotlight
There are fears that the outbreak may tip Italy into economic recession. The BBC's Mark Lowen in Milan says fear is the reason for the city's empty cafes and many hotel cancellations. But the Milan authorities have put out a slick video on social media to woo people back to the city. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus in Europe: epidemic or ‘infodemic’?
The capital has shut down its downtown walking street next to tourist attraction Hoan Kiem Lake to limit the gathering of large crowds, with authorities preparing for different scenarios including locking down some city streets in case the epidemic advances. … [Read more...] about Hanoi hotels close in droves as coronavirus hits bookings