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Hanoi CDC to Propose Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses

With the COVID-19 outbreak in the city evidently under control, Hanoi’s health authorities are proposing to reopen a few non-essential services.

in Vietnam

The Average Height of Vietnamese Children Increased, but So Did Obesity Rates

Vietnam's children are getting taller, but also wider.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Overtakes Saigon as Vietnam's Most Expensive City, Statistics Office Says

Hanoi's cost of living is currently the highest in Vietnam.

in Hanoi

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.

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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. 

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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.

in Vietnam

Discrimination Against Foreigners on the Rise Amid Covid-19 Fears

After three weeks of no new virus cases in February, the majority of Vietnam’s 60 new cases have been linked to foreign tourists.

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

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...

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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

Major Growth in Online Shopping Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

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

in Vietnam

Vietnam Will Pay for Tests, Treatment, Quarantine of Coronavirus Patients

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

in Hanoi

Hanoi Might Consider Large-Scale Lockdown If Covid-19 Outbreak Worsens

Stock up on beer and your preferred dried foodstuffs.

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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.

in Vietnam

Nguyen Van Duong Is Vietnam's First Boxer to Qualify for the Olympics in 32 Years

With an impressive performance at the qualifiers in Jordan, Nguyen Van Duong has become the first Vietnamese boxer to qualify for the Olympics in 32 years. 

in Vietnam

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

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...

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Vietnam Unveils Health Declaration App, Website to Aid Coronavirus Containment

As the Covid-19 outbreak rages globally and Vietnam confronts a spate of new cases, a new app and website have been rolled out to aid the monitoring of people's health in the country.

in Vietnam

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.

in Vietnam

Coronavirus Update: 30 Cases in Total; 13 New Cases Linked to London–Hanoi Flight

It was a grim weekend for Vietnam as, after three weeks with no new Covid-19 cases and 100% recovery rate, the number of patients who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus ballooned to 30.

in Hanoi

Samsung Is Building Its Largest Southeast Asia R&D Center in Hanoi

The electronics giant said that the building will be the biggest such facility in Southeast Asia.

in Vietnam

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

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

in Vietnam

Vietnam Is Among Countries With Lowest Online Civility, Microsoft Report Shows

Microsoft has found an increase in online incivility globally, with Vietnam ranking as one of the least digitally civil.

in Vietnam

As Workers Remain Without Pay, Vietnam Might Face Railway Shutdown

Bad news for anyone considering a train trip.

in Hanoi

Hanoi's First Uniqlo to Open Early Next Month

Fast fashion fans rejoice!