On August 6, the patient returned to work but hearing the case of another COVID-19 patient reported in Hà Nội, he asked for a leave in the afternoon and went to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases’ second branch in Đông Anh District for examination. … [Read more...] about Travel history of Hà Nội’s latest COVID-19 patient released
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News on the delay comes following a statement made by Phan Ngoc Tho, chairman of Thua Thien-Hue administration on July 31, who had previously stated that the biennial event would be pushed back until next year if the epidemic remained out of control. … [Read more...] about Hue Festival 2020 pushed back to next year amid COVID-19 fears
Since Ca Tru was recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009, the local authorities and people have organized Ca Tru clubs to revive the artform and for villagers to relax after work. Hung Yen province now has 3 Ca Tru clubs with about 100 members in communes with Ca Tru tradition. “We don’t collect fees from members or those who want to learn Ca Tru. Sometimes we travel to very far places to teach them," elaborated Tran Thi Do, a Ca Tru singer in Vinh Khuc commune. "We are all 70 to 80 years old and we want young people to develop the art.” At Ca Tru clubs, people learn by practicing together. Once a week they gather to sing and play drums, bamboo percussion, and long-necked, 3-string lutes. Hung Yen province has carried out a program to preserve Ca Tru and Trong quan folk singing which are performed at festivals and tourist sites. The province also organizes training courses for Ca Tru club members to improve their skills … [Read more...] about Hung Yen works to revive UNESCO-recognised Ca Tru singing
Starting from about this time, expats on social media will begin the ‘Is it raining yet?’ speculations. There was only one expat whose predictions I trusted and he’s gone now – so I’m back to using my trusty elbow extra-sensory powers and sticking my thumb out the window. It might also be a handy moment to dispense with the bloatware on your phone and update the weather app. Come to think of it, how come no one ever looks up anymore to check the weather? … [Read more...] about Is it raining yet?
"Patient 456", who lived in the central city's Hai Chau District, was admitted to the Hoan My–Da Nang General Hospital on July 28 and tested positive for the novel coronavirus on July 29. She had had hypertension for years. … [Read more...] about Vietnam records 11th Covid-19 death