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Hanoi Truck Driver Saves Toddler Falling From 12th Floor of Apartment Building

The incredible story serves to remind us that the bravest superheroes are the ones that we encounter in everyday life.

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 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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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.

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The Week in Focus: Social Distancing Regulations Eased Off

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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 more fortunate position than most of its better-off peers.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Asks Pharmacies to Report Customers Buying Treatment for Cold, Cough and Fever

Hanoi's 7,000 pharmacies have been instructed to report customers who purchase medicine to treat symptoms associated with Covid-19.

in Vietnam

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.

in Hanoi

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 Vietnam

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.

in Vietnam

This Week in Focus: New Cases Slow and Social Distancing Fines

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each week, we digest the most important stories from the capital, the rest of Vietnam and...

in Hanoi

40,000 Non-Public School Staff in Hanoi Hit With Pay Cuts, Delays

The ongoing economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is hurting countless people.

in Vietnam

As Vietnam's Streets Turn Empty During Pandemic, Traffic Violations Surge

Despite the nation's positive results in containing Covid-19, a grim byproduct of Vietnam’s stay-at-home orders and social distancing campaigns was identified earlier this week.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Mulls 10% Electricity Price Discount Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

If approved, the price cut would last from this month through June.

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 ign...

in Vietnam

Vietnam Agrees to Extend Stay of Foreigners Stuck in Country Due to Covid-19

As public attractions close and outbound flights become scarce, a number of foreigners in Vietnam are stuck in limbo.

in Vietnam

Airlines in Vietnam Will Scale Down Domestic Flights for 2 Weeks

Due to the rising number of coronavirus patients, the inistry of Transport orders a limit on domestic flight routes.

in Vietnam

Mekong Delta Slammed by Worst Drought, Saltwater Intrusion in Decades

While the Covid-19 pandemic has understandably dominated the news recently, a disaster is unfolding in the Mekong Delta.

in Roundups

The Week in Focus: A Covid Update, Saltwater Intrusion and Vietnam's Happiness Ranking

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each week, we digest the most important stories from the capital, the rest of Vietnam and...

in Vietnam

Citizens, Especially Those Over 60, Should Stay Home, Health Ministry Warns

As COVID-19 cases in Vietnam continue to climb over 100, the health ministry has warned people from going out.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Moves up 11 Places in UN World Happiness Report

Are you feeling happy today?

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.

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 Vietnam

Vietnam Moves up 23 Spots in Economic Freedom Index

The country ranked 105th out of 180 nations.