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Hanoi Requires All Local English Teachers to Take IELTS

In an attempt to standardize the quality of local English teachers' linguistic qualifications, Hanoi's Department of Education and Training is requiring that they take IELTS tests.

in Vietnam

The Week in Focus: Social Distancing Regulations Eased Off

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Inside Hanoi's 'Zero Dong' Supermarket for People Affected by Covid-19 Pandemic

In Hanoi, the Hanh Phuc (Happiness) grocery store gives essentials to locals in need for free. 

in Hanoi

Hanoi Announces Heavy Fines for Social Distancing Violations

Though identification of new Covid-19 cases has slowed in recent days, Hanoi authorities are taking steps to halt the threat of community spread by implementing a series of new penalties for those ignoring social distancing guidelines.

in Vietnam

Coronavirus Update: 121 Confirmed Cases, Including 3 Medical Staff; 3 More Recoveries

Over the weekend, Vietnam's Covid-19 case total surged past 100, while foreigners were banned from entering the country.

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The Week in Focus: A Rise in Covid-19 Cases, International Travel Restrictions and Wildlife Trade Ban

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Vietnam Stops Issuing Visas to Any National From Any Country in the World

We are living in extraordinary times. To deal with the threat of the coronavirus, Vietnam has issued a 30-day ban on issuing visas to any national from any country in the world.

in Vietnam

Weekly Stories Roundup: New Covid-19 Cases, 'Adorable Home' Goes Vietnamese & Wildlife Trade Ban

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Foreign Students With Online-Only Courses May Need to Leave the US, ICE Says

A notice from the US' Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced that if a university shifts to online-only education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, non-citizen students would n...

in Vietnam

Over 30m Workers in Vietnam Impacted by Pandemic: Labor Ministry

While Vietnam has thus far avoided serious public health impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, it has not escaped the economic ravages of the global emergency.

in Hanoi

Tay Ho Alley Grapples With Trash Problem Caused by Photo-Seeking Visitors

Just the latest example of people ruining the very the beauty of a spot that drew them for its beauty.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Unlikely to Resume International Flights in July, Experts Say

Bad, but unsurprising, news for anyone abroad hoping to visit Vietnam in the next few months.

in Vietnam

Vietnam in Negotiations to Resume Flights With Japan, South Korea, China

The news comes amid ongoing speculation regarding the resumption of inbound commercial international flights.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Requires All Local English Teachers to Take IELTS

In an attempt to standardize the quality of local English teachers' linguistic qualifications, Hanoi's Department of Education and Training is requiring that they take IELTS tests.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Officials Hope First Metro Line Opens by October

The Cat Linh - Ha Dong metro line has been beset by years of financial and technical delays.

in Hanoi

Saigon, Hanoi Have Vietnam's Highest Numbers of Child Abuse Cases: Report

Recent statistics show that the number of child abuse cases reported has increased in the past few years.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Reports Serious Spike in Waterway Accidents in First 5 Months of 2020

Vietnam has seen a dramatic rise in accidents, injuries and fatalities on its rivers in the first five months of the year.

in Vietnam

2nd Internet Cable Break in 10 Days Further Disrupts Vietnam's Connection

In other news, water is wet.

in Vietnam

The Week in Focus: Coach Park's Academy, To Lich River, and Spike Lee Movie

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in Hanoi

Hanoi Commences Project to Build Sewer System Below To Lich River

An underground sewer is being constructed beneath the To Lich River to lead wastewater to a treatment plant project.

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The Week in Focus: A Vaccine Possibility, New Airlines Paused

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in Hanoi

Noi Bai Ranked 87th Among World's Top 100 Airports, Skytrax Survey Says

How would you rate the airport?

in Vietnam

Vietnamese Professor Among 10 Winners of Prestigious European Mathematics Prize

A Vietnamese professor recently clinched a prestigious prize for young individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of mathematics.

in Vietnam

Bars, Cinemas, Sports Get Green Light, Karaoke and Clubs Remain Closed

Vietnam residents can now knock back a few cold ones at their local watering hole, but they'll have to leave their karaoke dreams at home.

in Hanoi

My Dinh Named Among ASEAN's 5 Best Stadiums by Asian Football Confederation

The capital's main stadium is part of a new list from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

in Hanoi

Hanoi Visitor Numbers Down 92% Over Holiday Weekend Compared to 2019

The recent national holiday weekend saw Hanoi's visitor numbers plummet in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Spend $6.4m on My Dinh Upgrades to Prepare for SEA Games

The VND150 billion (US$6.4 million) upgrade will include replacing the grass and repairing the broken track.

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Hoan Kiem Lake Embankment Undergoes 4-Month Renovation

On Monday, workers began placing 2.5-meter-high concrete blocks around a section of the lake to create a 40-meter embankment.