The nation has recorded 328 Covid-19 cases since it confirmed the first one in late January, when a Chinese man became infected and transmitted it to his son in Ho Chi Minh City. Among them, the number of discharges is now eight times higher than the active ones and the country is yet to report a single death. … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam parlay its Covid-19 success into bigger victories?
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Many low-income people are sleepless at night with sweat since electricity supply is erratic. Le Thi Tuyet, 45, in Long Bien District, recalls last Wednesday night when the power went out at 2 a.m. and her family had to lie down in the balcony until morning because it was too oppressive indoors. … [Read more...] about Escaping summer heat is pipe dream for the poor in Hanoi
With the target of reducing 6,000 plastic cups per year, Linh is ambitious to cut 20 per cent of plastic waste in Việt Nam by 2025 by expanding her cup-lending system in HCM City where she lives and in Hà Nội where she was born and raised. … [Read more...] about Save a cup, save the environment
A border soldier patrols the border in Hà Tĩnh Province to prevent illegal entry into Việt Nam amid the COVID-19 pandemic. — Photo dantri.com.vn Border guards in the central province of Hà Tĩnh have arrested 20 people (including 15 Vietnamese citizens and five foreigners) who were crossing the Việt Nam-Laos border illegally. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia on April 17
Dragon Bridge, a symbol of Da Nang, is virtually deserted Tuesday, the first day of a 15-day social distancing period, which bans gatherings of over two people and requires citizens to keep a minimum distance of two meters in public and only go out for emergency reasons. … [Read more...] about Da Nang falls quiet under semi-lockdown