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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.

in Saigon

[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.

in Vietnam

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: Startups, Con Dao Airport and Rice Exports

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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Domestic Airlines to Reduce Routes & Flights for 2 Weeks

Due to the rising number of coronavirus cases, the Ministry of Transport has ordered domestic flight routes to be reduced.

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Covid-19 Cases, Earth Hour and Air Quality

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Morning Stories Roundup: No Meetings, Large Gatherings Allowed for Next 2 Weeks, PM Says

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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Vietnam Moves up 11 Places in UN World Happiness Report

Are you feeling happy today?

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Morning Stories Roundup: More Covid-19 Cases, Fee Cuts and Shutdowns

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: Parking Space, Covid-19 Clusters, and Ford Production

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Saigon Orders Closure of Restaurants, Gyms, Barbershops Until End of March

Due to the escalating risk of community transmission, Saigon authorities just decided to shut down more venues to curb the spread of Covid-19.

in Saigon

Uniqlo Is Planning to Open Its 2nd Store in Saigon This Year

Uniqlo Vietnam is reportedly planning a second outlet in Saigon, an abrupt move that comes as a surprise during a time when local shoppers are wary of being out in public places.

in Vietnam

Vietnamese Teacher Among 50 Finalists for Global Teacher Prize 2020

The Global Teacher Prize is an annual award given out by the Varkey Foundation, a global philanthropic organization based in the UK.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Covid-19 Updates, Can Tho FDI, and Tokyo Olympics

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Animal Protection, Bar Contact Tracing, and Recoveries

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Vietnam Airlines to Suspend All International Flight Routes Until April 30

Due to the worrying escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic, many airlines have stopped certain flight routes connecting Vietnam to coronavirus-infected regions.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Quarantine Facilities, Growth Target, and Drought Updates

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Vietnam Moves up 23 Spots in Economic Freedom Index

The country ranked 105th out of 180 nations.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Red Cross Society Supports Drought-Affected People

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Hanoi Formula 1 Race Postponed Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Sorry, racing fans.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Innovation Awards, Air Travel Curb, and Test Kits

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Illegal Hotel on Ma Pi Leng Pass to Be Converted Into Tourist Rest Stop

The six-story building on Ha Giang Province's Ma Pi Leng Pass stoked controversy last October since it was built illegally.

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Coronavirus Concern in Vietnam Drives Major Online Shopping Growth

Many people are turning to online shopping during the surge of coronavirus infections in Vietnam.