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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: Ministry Postpones National High School Graduation Exam 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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Weekend Stories Roundup: Gas Price Drops, Bui Vien, and Water Shortage

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 Will Pay for Tests, Treatment, Quarantine of Coronavirus Patients

Free treatment will be offered for all Covid-19 patients in Vietnam. 

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Morning Stories Roundup: Tax Delay, Free Face Masks and Saltwater Intrusion

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's Small Businesses Face Mass Closures as Covid-19 Outbreak Worsens

As the Covid-19 outbreak worsens overseas and more new cases are detected in Vietnam, many businesses face the threat of shutting down.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Film Festival, UV Levels and Covid-19 Updates

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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Singapore to Introduce Vietnamese Language to School Curriculum

Singapore's Ministry of Education (MoE) will introduce Vietnamese and Thai studies alongside increased attention to Malay and Chinese.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Health Declaration, Imported Pork and Covid-19 Updates

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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He Was Ordered to Be Quarantined. He Sent His Employee Instead.

LTH, the chairman of a wind power company, was on Vietnam Airlines flight 1547 from Hanoi to Hue on March 6, along with two subsequently confirmed Covid-19 patients.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Mekong Delta Drought, Book Fair and Bear Protection

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in Saigon

Saigon Will Use CCTV to Catch Illegal Parking on 14 Streets Starting Today

As of now, cameras to monitor illegal parking have been installed on 14 streets.

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Covid-19 Updates, Slowing Growth and Martial Arts

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: 4 Vietnamese Universities Listed in QS World University Rankings

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Saigon Proposes 50% Tax Cut for Tourism Businesses to Cushion Covid-19 Slump

The coronavirus epidemic has had a major impact on tourism-related industries in Vietnam. 

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Morning Stories Roundup: Hung Kings’ Temple Festival Cancelled Over Covid-19 Concerns

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Over 23,000 Drivers Fined for Driving Under Influence in First 2 Months of 2020

After the new bill on alcohol consumption was passed by the National Assembly, stricter regulations on driving after having consumed alcohol were enforced.

in Vietnam

Da Nang's Ultra-Reflective Buildings Draw Ire of Local Residents

Over the past several months, residents of Nguyen Van Linh Street in Da Nang have been taking their morning cà phê sữa đá with a side of blinding glare.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Food Discounts, Industrial Parks and Covid-19 Updates

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in Vietnam

Tan Son Nhat, Noi Bai Stop Accepting Flights From South Korea

The move comes amid the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus in South Korea.

in Vietnam

Japanese Retailer Aeon to Invest $2bn to Build 25 Malls in Vietnam

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met Aeon General Director Iwamura Yasutsugu and Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio on February 28 to discuss Aeon’s future in Vietnam.