Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son (C) works with doctors at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on January 23. Photo: Tuoi Tre / Thien Chuong While the son is said to have already recovered, the father has also been conscious, able to breathe smoothly with the assistance of an oxygen ventilator, and had steady blood pressure. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s first novel coronavirus patient has recovered
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It’s a welcome break from the usual noise to be replaced by amateur karaoke blasting out the front doors after the main four days of Tet has passed but folks still have a few more days off work. For myself, it’s quieter than normal – the neighbors have built three houses over a year and a half and the unqualified mechanic who loves revving up the motorbikes a few houses up from me disappears for a few days. I think his method is if it’s loud then it’s fixed. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s festive season
After the flight to Shanghai, P.T.H.T. returned to Ho Chi Minh City before traveling to her grandparents’ hometown in Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province for the Tet, or Lunar New Year, holiday. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese woman, suffering fever, isolated in central province for new coronavirus observation
The testing protocol goes like this: One day after the fever breaks, the hospital takes the patient’s sample for testing for the new coronavirus (nCoV). If the result is negative, another test is done three days later, and the patient is discharged if that is negative too. … [Read more...] about One of Vietnam’s first confirmed coronavirus patients recovers
I can’t speak for other expats but I felt APEC was an underwhelming spectacle of sirens, motorcades and young policemen repeatedly waving their traffic truncheons in the pouring rain. It was a bizarre feeling as roads became deserted while other avenues were lined with crowds waiting to catch a glimpse of someone in a black tinted car whizzing pass. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!