For Da Nang, hosting APEC added more credibility to the city’s ability to hold major international events and its reputation as a competent and efficiently run alternative to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for economic and social events. For the most part, I was impressed. The airport coped well enough, there were no major embarrassments and the overall atmosphere was positive. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!
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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
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
On Saturday the four-star Riverside hotel on Tran Hung Dao Street along the Han River posted a notice saying it would not take in guests from China at the moment because China is where the coronavirus disease is spreading. The hotel added that it will make an announcement when it is ready to serve Chinese tourists. … [Read more...] about Da Nang cathedral and hotel turn tourists away amid coronavirus fears
Hanoi (VNA) - The Hon Xuong Island in the southern province of Kien Giang offers the same beauty as the Maldives without the 5-star expense, according to the Evening Standard, a UK based newspaper. The island, located in the Gulf of Thailand, is among seven cheaper options that are on par, beauty-wise, with the renowned Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives listed by the newspaper. To reach Hon Xuong, a part of Phu Quoc district, visitors need to stay on the largest island in the area, Phu Quoc, and take a boat to the pristine island. The Evening Standard describes Hon Xuong Island as a remote place with scenic beaches and unspoiled surrounding forests. The paper also calls it the most “Instagrammable” of other islands in the area. The other places listed by the paper are: Roatán Island (Honduras), Cayo Largo del Sur (Cuba), Hyams Beach (Australia), Vanuatu, Koh Lipe (Thailand) and Mabul Island (Malaysia). Phu Quoc district, consisting of 22 islands and islets, … [Read more...] about Hon Xuong island offers same beauty as Maldives