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Da Nang Restarts Social Distancing After Cases of Covid-19 Community Transmission Emerge

Over the weekend, Vietnam recorded five new COVID-19 infections, four of which are community transmissions, putting an end to the country’s 99-day streak without local infections.

in Vietnam

Is Vietnam Ready for Its New Place Among the World's Fastest-Ageing Societies?

Vietnam is among the world’s most rapidly changing countries, by virtually every metric.

in Vietnam

A Charity Was Vietnam's Latest Covid-19 Victim. Luckily, Other NGOs Saved the Day.

As the pandemic-induced economic downturn has pushed businesses to let go of 1.4 million workers in Vietnam, a charity in Saigon has had to do the same to its beneficiaries. This story, however, does not have an unhappy ending.

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[Photos] Inside a Ben Thanh Devoid of Tourists, Forlorn Kiosks and Mass Closures

Plump mangosteens, cheap iPhở shirts, freshly ground coffee, and paper cut-outs of city landmarks — there was a time when the northern gate of Ben Thanh Market was lined door-to-door with dynamic shops enticing tourists to sample their eclectic range of products.

in Saigon

Japanese Brand Muji Announces Pop-up Store in Saigon

Following in the footsteps of fast-fashion clothing brand Uniqlo, MUJI will be the next major Japanese retailer to launch in Saigon in the near future.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Airlines to Buy Major Stake in Jetstar, Rename It 'Pacific Airlines'

The national flag carrier will buy out the 30% stake that Qantas has in Jetstar Pacific as well.

in Saigon

Saigon Begins Redesigning Park Project in Front of Opera House

When complete, the 1,300-square-meter area will feature trees, vegetation, grass and pathways for communal use.

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Vietnam's People With Disabilities Face Many Challenges During Epidemic, Survey Shows

While life in Vietnam is slowly returning to normal, the COVID-19 epidemic has dealt a blow to the livelihood of many citizens, with people living with disabilities among the most heavily impacted.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Long Thanh Airport, Digital Economy, and Repatriation

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Air Pollution in Saigon, Hanoi Reduces Noticeably During Social Distancing Period

In addition to allowing people to finish all of their puzzles and amass Animal Crossing playing time, Vietnam's social distancing campaign has led to air quality improvements in major cities.

in Vietnam

IMF Predicts 2.7% GDP Growth in 2020 for Vietnam as Other Economies Contract

The COVID-19 pandemic will dampen Vietnam’s economic growth for 2020, though the country will be in a better position than most of its better-off peers.

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Weekend Stories Roundup: No New Covid-19 Cases in 4 Days; One Tested Positive Again

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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From Today, Vietnam Heavily Restricts Passenger Transport Between High-Risk Provinces

While the majority of its most crowded metropolises enter another week of mandatory social distancing, Vietnam is also putting a stop to intercity buses between high-risk regions.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Facebook Map, Domestic Flights, and Metro Line 2

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Morning Stories Roundup: National Exam, Drought Aid, and a New iPhone

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Social Distancing Campaign Extended in Hanoi, Saigon for 1 Week

Add some shows to your Netflix queue and charge your Kindle: many of us are staying home for another week.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Targets 7% GDP Growth Over Next 5 Years

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Morning Stories Roundup: Online Book Festival, Illegal Logging, and Cat Lai Bridge

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Factory Workers, Traffic Projects, and 2 New Covid-19 Cases

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[Photos] The Joy and Heady Rush of Getting Caught in Saigon's Off-Season Rain

Right in the middle of the sweat-drenched, sun-singed, punishing April heat, Saigon welcomes the season’s rare showers with open arms.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Golden Kite Awards, CNN Ads, and Downpour

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Planning Ministry Earmarks $2.6bn of Financial Aid for Workers Affected by Covid-19

Some major sectors of Vietnam’s economy have had to close to limit the spread of Covid-19, sending scores of workers into temporary unemployment. How will they be supported during this period of hards...

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Vietnam Ships Face Masks, Protective Suits to Help Europe, US Fight Coronavirus

In an impressive bit of medical gear diplomacy, Vietnam has sent domestically produced masks and protective suits to a number of countries.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnamese Firm Receives US$52m Order for Face Mask Exports

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Morning Stories Roundup: Solar Power, Face Masks and Covid-19 Recoveries

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[Photos] An Empty District 1 Waits for Its Crowds to Return

Have you ever wondered what District 1 might look like after the apocalypse?

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Scientists Discover 12 New Caves in Quang Binh During March Expedition

The caves are over 10 kilometers in length when put together.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietravel Airlines, Foreign Arrivals, and New Covid-19 Cases

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...