Nguyen Xuan Thieu, an elementary school teacher from Duc Hue District in Long An Province, approximately 50 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, is among those who have recently picked up farm work to try to get the day-to-day expenses paid while relieving themselves of physical and mental inertia. … [Read more...] about School teachers turn versatile in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta amid coronavirus pandemic
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The inner part of the bulrush plant’s lower stalk, which is used as food. Cà Mau Province plans to expand farming of the plant because of the high demand for it. – VNA/VNS Photo Kim Há Viet Nam News CÀ MAU – The Mekong Delta province of Cà Mau will expand the area under bồn bồn (Typha orientalis), also known as bulrush, because of the high demand for the inner portion of its lower stalk used as food, according to the province People’s Committee. … [Read more...] about Cà Mau to expand bulrush growing area
Instead of going to school as usual, for more than a week now, Le Ba Nhat Minh, a student at the University of Wollongong, Australia, has spent all his time at home studying online to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in response to the Australian government’s appeal amid the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Overseas Vietnamese students who choose to stay in pandemic-hit areas
VN education ministry agrees to cut back teaching programs due to school closure The Ministry of Education and Training has allowed education departments to cut curricula taught in primary, secondary and high schools due to the prolonged school closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about How are foreign teachers earning their living in the COVID-19 crisis?
Long before COVID-19 appeared in Asia, the wearing of a face mask has been accepted and practiced. People wear masks for all sorts of reasons: limiting the risks of infection, of pollution, protecting from the sun, and keeping their face warm. The hazardous air pollution in many Asian cities may well explain the habit of wearing masks to protect the wearer fromdirty air. … [Read more...] about The great face mask debate rages