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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.

in Roundups

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

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in Vietnam

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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in Hanoi

As Air Pollution Worsens in Hanoi, Heavy Smog Disrupts Flights at Noi Bai

Dark days for residents of the capital as local air pollution gets thick ahead of Tết.

in Hanoi

Strong Cold Front to Hit Hanoi, Northern Provinces This Week

Time to break out your winter wardrobe.

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Hanoi Begins Full-Scale Test Runs of Cat Linh-Ha Dong Metro Line This Weekend

At last, some progress.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Removes 340kg Unexploded Bomb in Ba Dinh, Evacuees Return Home

The 340-kilogram explosive device was discovered by workers digging a foundation at a construction site.

in Hanoi

Hanoi's Second Metro Line Welcomes First Train From France

The train cars arrived in Hai Phong after being shipped from France.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Aims to Reach $12,000 in Average Income in Next Decade

Hanoi is aiming to double the city’s per capita income in the next 10 years by leaning on the encouraging economic growth rates of recent years.

in Hanoi

No Pets, No Vendors, No Vulgarities: Hanoi Proposes New Pedestrian Plaza Restrictions

The spacious pedestrian plaza in Hoan Kiem District has become a hot hangout for locals, but with that popularity also comes numerous nuisances.

in Hanoi

Old Quarter Bar Fined VND40m for Breaking Covid-19 Regulations

The bar is located at 33 Mã Mây Street in Hang Buom Ward.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Tests 50,000 of 70,000 People Who Visited Da Nang in July

Over the weekend, Hanoi carried out testing for thousands of city dwellers who had been to Da Nang in July.

in Vietnam

Hội An Restarts Social Distancing; Đà Nẵng Stops F&B Services, Including Takeaways

After Đà Nẵng, Hội An is the second city in Việt Nam to bring back social distancing measures after July’s coronavirus outbreak.

in Vietnam

8 Earthquakes Hit Sơn La Province, No Injuries Reported

The earthquakes resulted in no injuries or deaths but did damage at least 126 buildings.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Arrests 7 for Trafficking Chinese Nationals Into Vietnam

The arrests come amid a crackdown on trafficking following a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 cases in central Vietnam.

in Vietnam

In 2020, Northern Vietnam Sees Longest Heatwave in Years; Earlier, Colder Winter

Feeling like this summer has been excruciatingly long? It’s not just you.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Family Finds Long-Lost Daughter in Quarantine After 24 Years Missing

In the time of unprecedented hardships, a family in Hanoi found the light at the end of the tunnel. 

in Vietnam

Aviation Authority Proposes Flights From 6 Asian Countries From August

They include China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Laos and Cambodia.

in Vietnam

Vietnam's Coal Imports Reach Record High in First Half of 2020

Demand for electricity in the country is surging.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Sends 2 Tons of Face Masks to New York City

The gift comes as the United States continues its patchwork, ineffective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

in Asia

Thai Cabinet Approves Bill to Legalize Same-Sex Partnerships

Thailand is on its way to allowing same-sex unions.

in Vietnam

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.