Saigoneer | Stories https://saigoneer.com/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 02:39:55 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Major Typhoon Kompasu to Hit North-Central Vietnam Tomorrow http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20657-major-typhoon-kompasu-to-hit-north-central-vietnam-tomorrow

In preparation for the storm's expected landfall Thursday morning, the government is evacuating 250,000 people in the North-Central Region.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 13 Oct 2021 05:44:54 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20657-major-typhoon-kompasu-to-hit-north-central-vietnam-tomorrow
As Cases Drop, Saigon Announces Roadmap to Phase out Covid-19 Field Hospitals http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20654-as-cases-drop,-saigon-announces-roadmap-to-phase-out-covid-19-field-hospitals

Hospital beds were once a scarcity that became filled as soon as they were set up, but the number of cases in southern COVID-19 hot spots has plummeted to the point that many field hospitals are no longer needed.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 11 Oct 2021 09:12:45 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20654-as-cases-drop,-saigon-announces-roadmap-to-phase-out-covid-19-field-hospitals
Da Lat Installs First-Ever Traffic Lights to Stem Road Congestion http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20651-da-lat-installs-first-ever-traffic-lights-to-stem-road-congestion

A new era has begun for the increasingly busy mountain city.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Khoi Pham.) Fri, 08 Oct 2021 07:29:16 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20651-da-lat-installs-first-ever-traffic-lights-to-stem-road-congestion
Vaccine QR Codes Are the Hottest New Fashion Accessory in Saigon http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20648-vaccine-qr-codes-are-the-hottest-new-fashion-accessory-in-saigon

Sometimes fashion trends are not born of creativity, but practicality.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 07 Oct 2021 09:49:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20648-vaccine-qr-codes-are-the-hottest-new-fashion-accessory-in-saigon
Saigon to Resume Flights, Buses, Taxis, App-Based Car Rides in Limited Capacity http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20644-saigon-to-resume-flights,-buses,-taxis,-app-based-car-rides-in-limited-capacity

Buses, cars and private ride options will resume in limited capacity in Saigon this week.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 06 Oct 2021 04:50:06 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20644-saigon-to-resume-flights,-buses,-taxis,-app-based-car-rides-in-limited-capacity
In Q3 of 2021, Vietnam's Economy Shrinks for the First Time Since 2000 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20630-in-q3-of-2021,-vietnam-s-economy-shrinks-for-the-first-time-since-2000

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, combined with severe lockdown restrictions, has led to Vietnam's worst economic quarter in decades.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Khoi Pham.) Wed, 29 Sep 2021 09:42:50 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20630-in-q3-of-2021,-vietnam-s-economy-shrinks-for-the-first-time-since-2000
Vietnam Pushes for Mutual Recognition of 'Vaccine Passports' With Some Nations http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20626-vietnam-pushes-for-mutual-recognition-of-vaccine-passports-with-some-nations

Vaccine passports may soon become part of a “new normal” as more Vietnamese are getting their two shots.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Kevin Lee.) Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:26:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20626-vietnam-pushes-for-mutual-recognition-of-vaccine-passports-with-some-nations
Vietnam's NanoDragon Satellite to Be Launched Into Orbit From Japan on Friday http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20621-vietnam-s-nanodragon-satellite-to-be-launched-into-orbit-from-japan-on-friday

To infinity, and beyond!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:07:07 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20621-vietnam-s-nanodragon-satellite-to-be-launched-into-orbit-from-japan-on-friday
Without Income, Saigon Zoo Requests VND30bn in Financial Support From City Authorities http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20616-without-income,-saigon-zoo-requests-vnd30bn-in-financial-support-from-city-authorities

Taking care of its plants and animals costs the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens VND3–4 billion (US$132,000–176,000) a month, while no income has been generated since May.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Fri, 24 Sep 2021 05:09:59 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20616-without-income,-saigon-zoo-requests-vnd30bn-in-financial-support-from-city-authorities
Saigon Resumes Domestic Tourism in 'Green' Districts for Fully Vaccinated Guests http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20611-saigon-resumes-domestic-tourism-in-green-districts-for-fully-vaccinated-guests

Domestic tourists will eventually be allowed to enter Saigon if they have been fully vaccinated or recovered from a past COVID-19 infection.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:53:27 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20611-saigon-resumes-domestic-tourism-in-green-districts-for-fully-vaccinated-guests
Over 1,500 Schoolchildren Become Orphans Due to Saigon's Covid-19 Outbreak http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20607-over-1,500-schoolchildren-become-orphans-due-to-saigon-s-covid-19-outbreak

The current COVID-19 crisis has crippled Saigon’s economy and disrupted the daily life of millions of people, but most tragically, it has also taken thousands of lives.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:50:41 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20607-over-1,500-schoolchildren-become-orphans-due-to-saigon-s-covid-19-outbreak
Inside Cambodia's Floating Village, Where 40% of People Are Ethnic Vietnamese http://saigoneer.com/asia-news/20600-inside-cambodia-s-floating-village,-where-40-of-people-are-ethnic-vietnamese

Chong Kneas floating village, only 15 kilometers south of Siem Reap, is one of hundreds that line Tonle Sap Lake. Tens of thousands of families live in these clustered homes, around 40% of whom are Vietnamese living as undocumented migrants. 

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Chris Humphrey. Photos by Chris Humphrey.) Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:04:36 GMT http://saigoneer.com/asia-news/20600-inside-cambodia-s-floating-village,-where-40-of-people-are-ethnic-vietnamese
Vietnam Launches Campaign to Donate 1m Computers to Students for Remote Learning http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20589-vietnam-launches-campaign-to-donate-1m-computers-to-students-for-remote-learning

The free computers, set to be distributed by the end of this December, are part of a larger effort to help the nation's K-12 students during remote learning.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 15 Sep 2021 23:56:35 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20589-vietnam-launches-campaign-to-donate-1m-computers-to-students-for-remote-learning
Saigon to Resume Shipping Across Districts From September 16 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20588-saigon-to-resume-shipping-across-districts-from-september-16

After weeks of being banned, Saigon will soon allow shippers to deliver citywide.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:57:32 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20588-saigon-to-resume-shipping-across-districts-from-september-16
Saigon's Lockdown to Be Extended, Likely Until End of Month http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20583-saigon-s-lockdown-to-be-extended,-likely-until-end-of-month

Hopefully you hadn't gotten too excited about September 15.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:31:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20583-saigon-s-lockdown-to-be-extended,-likely-until-end-of-month
Who's Eligible for 'Vaccine Green Pass' and What Activities Are Passholders Allowed? http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20577-who-s-eligible-for-vaccine-green-pass-and-what-activities-are-passholders-allowed

Fully vaccinated Saigoneers might be able to enjoy more freedom of movement in the future.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Sat, 11 Sep 2021 04:18:44 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20577-who-s-eligible-for-vaccine-green-pass-and-what-activities-are-passholders-allowed
As Lockdown Intensifies, Animal Shelters Struggle to Rescue, Care for Abandoned Pets http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20574-as-lockdown-intensifies,-animal-shelters-struggle-to-rescue,-care-for-abandoned-pets

Even before the pandemic, pet shelters struggled to find the time, money and resources to provide adequate care for their resident animals. But as the COVID-19 crisis worsens, rescue groups are facing new dilemmas due to lockdown-driven causes.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Nhật Anh. Top image by Lê Quan Thuận) Thu, 09 Sep 2021 10:00:15 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20574-as-lockdown-intensifies,-animal-shelters-struggle-to-rescue,-care-for-abandoned-pets
Saigon Allows Takeaway Again, but Few Vendors Can Afford to Reopen http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20573-saigon-allows-takeaway-again,-but-few-vendors-can-afford-to-reopen

Bún riêu, bún thịt nướng, phở, bánh mì, cơm tấm, we’ve missed you.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photos by Alberto Prieto.) Thu, 09 Sep 2021 10:00:29 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20573-saigon-allows-takeaway-again,-but-few-vendors-can-afford-to-reopen
Saigon Faces Online Study Woes as Thousands of Students Still Without Internet, Smart Devices http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20564-saigon-faces-online-study-woes-as-thousands-of-students-still-without-internet,-smart-devices

What started as a temporary solution last year became an official measure in the COVID-19 education playbook in Vietnam this year.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 07 Sep 2021 06:30:21 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20564-saigon-faces-online-study-woes-as-thousands-of-students-still-without-internet,-smart-devices
D7 Explores Plan to Slowly Reopen Businesses After Successful Covid-19 Curb http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20563-d7-explores-plan-to-slowly-reopen-businesses-after-successful-covid-19-curb

Having achieved stellar results in curbing COVID-19 spread, District 7 is devising a plan for reopening in the near future.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Mon, 06 Sep 2021 10:39:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20563-d7-explores-plan-to-slowly-reopen-businesses-after-successful-covid-19-curb
Vietnam's Covid-19 Outbreak Threatens to Disrupt Global Coffee Supply Chains http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20561-vietnam-s-covid-19-outbreak-threatens-to-disrupt-global-coffee-supply-chains

It's one of many industries to see major disruptions.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Sun, 05 Sep 2021 04:24:48 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20561-vietnam-s-covid-19-outbreak-threatens-to-disrupt-global-coffee-supply-chains
Education Department Proposes Vaccinating Students to Reopen Schools http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20557-education-department-proposes-vaccinating-students-to-reopen-schools

Today, thousands of students across Saigon officially began a new school year at home.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:10:47 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20557-education-department-proposes-vaccinating-students-to-reopen-schools
Saigon Allows Shippers to Operate Again in 'Red Zones,' Requires Daily Covid-19 Tests http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20548-saigon-allows-shippers-to-operate-again-in-red-zones,-requires-daily-covid-19-tests

In an effort to ease pressures on ward officials, Saigon authorities have allowed shippers to resume operation from today, albeit with some caveats.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 30 Aug 2021 10:16:52 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20548-saigon-allows-shippers-to-operate-again-in-red-zones,-requires-daily-covid-19-tests
US VP Kamala Harris Pledges 1m Pfizer Doses, Opens CDC Office During Vietnam Visit http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20537-us-vp-kamala-harris-pledges-1m-pfizer-doses,-opens-cdc-office-during-vietnam-visit

It's been an eventful visit to Hanoi for United States Vice President Kamala Harris.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 26 Aug 2021 09:31:53 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20537-us-vp-kamala-harris-pledges-1m-pfizer-doses,-opens-cdc-office-during-vietnam-visit
Pandemic Pushes 80m People in Asia Into Extreme Poverty, ADB Data Shows http://saigoneer.com/asia-news/20534-pandemic-pushes-80m-people-in-asia-into-extreme-poverty,-adb-data-shows

The global pandemic has undone decades of economic improvement in some nations.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:39:52 GMT http://saigoneer.com/asia-news/20534-pandemic-pushes-80m-people-in-asia-into-extreme-poverty,-adb-data-shows
Stricter Lockdown Begins for Saigon at Midnight http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20523-stricter-lockdown-begins-for-saigon-at-midnight

Stay safe out there, Saigoneers.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Top photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:47:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20523-stricter-lockdown-begins-for-saigon-at-midnight
Saigon Police Asked to Facilitate Transport to Airport http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20520-saigon-police-asked-to-facilitate-transport-to-airport

That's nice of them.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 20 Aug 2021 08:14:50 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20520-saigon-police-asked-to-facilitate-transport-to-airport
Vietnam Consumed the 3rd-Most Instant Noodles Globally in 2020 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20505-vietnam-consumed-the-3rd-most-instant-noodles-globally-in-2020

How many instant noodle packs did you eat during 2020's social distancing periods?

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Illustration by Le Rin.) Mon, 16 Aug 2021 09:34:50 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20505-vietnam-consumed-the-3rd-most-instant-noodles-globally-in-2020
Tan Son Nhat Ranked Among World's Busiest Airports in 2020 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20504-tan-son-nhat-ranked-among-world-s-busiest-airports-in-2020

Makes sense.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 16 Aug 2021 09:09:39 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20504-tan-son-nhat-ranked-among-world-s-busiest-airports-in-2020
US Vice President Kamala Harris to Visit Vietnam This Month in First Asia Trip http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20467-us-vice-president-kamala-harris-to-visit-vietnam-this-month-in-first-asia-trip

She will become the first sitting US Vice President to visit Vietnam.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Sat, 07 Aug 2021 05:17:48 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20467-us-vice-president-kamala-harris-to-visit-vietnam-this-month-in-first-asia-trip
FV Hospital Seeks Approval to Collect Fees for Vaccination Services http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20466-fv-hospital-seeks-approval-to-collect-fees-for-vaccination-services

FV Hospital is seeking permission to both ramp up its vaccination facilities, and begin charging for vaccination services.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 06 Aug 2021 03:45:04 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20466-fv-hospital-seeks-approval-to-collect-fees-for-vaccination-services
Saigon Starts Vaccinating Delivery Drivers, Requiring Armbands, QR Code http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20438-saigon-starts-vaccinating-delivery-drivers,-requiring-armbands,-qr-code

Some protection is on the way for a crucial part of the city's lockdown lifeblood.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Linh Pham.) Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:03:36 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20438-saigon-starts-vaccinating-delivery-drivers,-requiring-armbands,-qr-code
As National Cases Surpass 100,000, Saigon Imposes Night Curfew, Restricts Movements http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20433-as-national-cases-surpass-100,000,-saigon-imposes-night-curfew,-restricts-movements

With daily new cases in the thousands, Saigon has imposed additional levels of movement restrictions on top of the most severe lockdown since the pandemic began.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:59:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20433-as-national-cases-surpass-100,000,-saigon-imposes-night-curfew,-restricts-movements
Sapa Park With Ugly Statue of Liberty Ordered to Remove Ugly New Elsa Statue http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20430-sapa-park-with-ugly-statue-of-liberty-ordered-to-remove-ugly-new-elsa-statue

The lazy eyes, large hands and exaggerated bosom of the poorly depicted Frozen character threatened to ruin Sapa's natural beauty, according to critics.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 23 Jul 2021 06:10:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20430-sapa-park-with-ugly-statue-of-liberty-ordered-to-remove-ugly-new-elsa-statue
Saigon Shoppers Turn to Post Offices, Pharmacies, Beauty Stores for Fresh Produce http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20425-saigon-shoppers-turn-to-post-offices,-pharmacies,-beauty-stores-for-fresh-produce

While mounting pressure on local supermarkets has started to ease, there are many new avenues in Saigon where fresh produce is available.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 21 Jul 2021 05:15:16 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20425-saigon-shoppers-turn-to-post-offices,-pharmacies,-beauty-stores-for-fresh-produce
Vietnam Considers Eventually Merging Small, Sparsely Populated Provinces http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20422-vietnam-considers-eventually-merging-small,-sparsely-populated-provinces

Any plans to combine sparsely populated locales will, however, not happen anytime soon, as significant research and time for public input is needed. 

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:05:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20422-vietnam-considers-eventually-merging-small,-sparsely-populated-provinces
A New Baby Giraffe Was Born at the Saigon Zoo. You Can Help Name Her. http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20421-a-new-baby-giraffe-was-born-at-the-saigon-zoo-you-can-help-name-her

Will this attempt at another public naming contest go wrong or remain wholesome this time?

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Saigoneer. Top photo by Alberto Prieto.) Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:15:43 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20421-a-new-baby-giraffe-was-born-at-the-saigon-zoo-you-can-help-name-her
Amid Tourism Slump, Saigon's Hotels Provide Free Stays, Meals to Frontline Workers http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20420-amid-tourism-slump,-saigon-s-hotels-provide-free-stays,-meals-to-frontline-workers

Amid Saigon’s most devastating outbreak of COVID-19, the city’s various economic sectors have pivoted to supporting frontline workers in their enduring efforts against the epidemic.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:52:10 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20420-amid-tourism-slump,-saigon-s-hotels-provide-free-stays,-meals-to-frontline-workers
Saigon Has Imposed Over $50,000 in Fines so Far to Enforce Lockdown Rules http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20409-saigon-has-imposed-over-$50,000-in-fines-so-far-to-enforce-lockdown-rules

Huge amounts of fines have been levied since Directive 16 went into effect in Ho Chi Minh City.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:19:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20409-saigon-has-imposed-over-$50,000-in-fines-so-far-to-enforce-lockdown-rules
After Series of Shocking Pet Poisonings, Owners Push for Stricter Animal Welfare Laws http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20404-after-series-of-shocking-pet-poisonings,-owners-push-for-stricter-animal-welfare-laws

About two hours after her morning walk in the Lang Bao Chi area of Thao Dien one recent Sunday, Nguyễn Hoàng Thanh Cao’s two-year-old beagle, Peanut, began vomiting and convulsing uncontrollably.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Madeleine List. Top image by Jessie Tran.) Tue, 14 Sep 2021 06:35:01 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20404-after-series-of-shocking-pet-poisonings,-owners-push-for-stricter-animal-welfare-laws
Thuan Kieu Plaza to Be Converted Into Covid-19 Field Hospital http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20405-thuan-kieu-plaza-to-be-converted-into-covid-19-field-hospital

Saigon authorities are preparing for scenarios in which the number of local COVID-19 cases increases too fast.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Fri, 09 Jul 2021 09:39:21 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20405-thuan-kieu-plaza-to-be-converted-into-covid-19-field-hospital
Nearly 13m Workers in Vietnam Financially Impacted by Current Covid-19 Wave http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20400-nearly-13m-workers-in-vietnam-financially-impacted-by-current-covid-19-wave

Economic damage related to the pandemic continues to mount.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 07 Jul 2021 10:13:11 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20400-nearly-13m-workers-in-vietnam-financially-impacted-by-current-covid-19-wave
Vietnam Crossed 1,000 Daily Covid-19 Cases for the First Time Yesterday http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20399-vietnam-crossed-1,000-daily-covid-19-cases-for-the-first-time-yesterday

July 5 was a dark day in Vietnam’s epidemic, as the country’s single-day COVID-19 case tally surpassed 1,000 for the first time since the pandemic began last year.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 06 Jul 2021 05:22:18 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20399-vietnam-crossed-1,000-daily-covid-19-cases-for-the-first-time-yesterday
D1 Proposes VND32.5bn Revamp Project of Me Linh Square Park http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20391-d1-proposes-vnd32-5bn-revamp-project-of-me-linh-square-park

The VND32.5 billion (US$1.4 million) effort will focus on repairing the T​rần Hưng Đạo Statue, planting ornamental trees and performing road repairs.  

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Top photo by Brandon Coleman.) Thu, 01 Jul 2021 08:41:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20391-d1-proposes-vnd32-5bn-revamp-project-of-me-linh-square-park
Saigon Pilots Home Quarantine for F1 Cases, Albeit With Strict Criteria http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20390-saigon-pilots-home-quarantine-for-f1-cases,-albeit-with-strict-criteria

To ease mounting pressure on centralized quarantine facilities, Vietnam has agreed to let those who have had direct contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases (F1) in Ho Chi Minh City to isolate at home on a trial basis.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 30 Jun 2021 09:44:46 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20390-saigon-pilots-home-quarantine-for-f1-cases,-albeit-with-strict-criteria
Saigon Approves $39m Aid Package for Workers, Businesses Affected by Covid-19 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20389-saigon-approves-$39m-aid-package-for-workers,-businesses-affected-by-covid-19

The city's outbreak has severely impacted the livelihoods of many residents.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Adrien Jean.) Wed, 30 Jun 2021 05:32:29 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20389-saigon-approves-$39m-aid-package-for-workers,-businesses-affected-by-covid-19
Vaccine Passport Trial to Begin in Quang Ninh Next Month http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20384-vaccine-passport-trial-to-begin-in-quang-ninh-next-month

Officials are working to figure out how to welcome vaccinated visitors.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 28 Jun 2021 12:58:38 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20384-vaccine-passport-trial-to-begin-in-quang-ninh-next-month
Saigon Officially Extends Social Distancing Order for Another 14 Days http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20363-saigon-officially-extends-social-distancing-order-for-another-14-days

In a move that some might have predicted, Saigon authorities have confirmed an extension of the current social distancing orders.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Mon, 14 Jun 2021 05:52:47 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20363-saigon-officially-extends-social-distancing-order-for-another-14-days
Saigon Aims to Remove Plastic Bags From Supermarkets by Year-End http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20355-saigon-aims-to-remove-plastic-bags-from-supermarkets-by-year-end

Have you switched to reusable bags yet?

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 16 Jun 2021 07:56:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20355-saigon-aims-to-remove-plastic-bags-from-supermarkets-by-year-end
Vietnam Proposes Increasing Penalty for Sexual Harassment to VND8m http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20353-vietnam-proposes-increasing-penalty-for-sexual-harassment-to-vnd8m

Will the heightened penalties deter Vietnamese from harassing vulnerable victims?

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 07 Jun 2021 13:29:32 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20353-vietnam-proposes-increasing-penalty-for-sexual-harassment-to-vnd8m