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Hanoi's First Metro Line Will Officially Open Tomorrow

Hanoi's Cat Linh-Ha Dong Line will be the first metro system in Vietnam to commence operation.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Eases Lockdown Restrictions, Reopens Malls, Barbershops

Starting at 6am today, Hanoi began applying social distancing rules under the previous Directive 15, allowing various shops to reopen and businesses to function at 50% capacity.

in Hanoi

19 Districts in Hanoi Allowed to Reopen Shops, Takeaway Service

Starting at noon today, districts with no new COVID-19 community transmission cases since September 6 are allowed to reopen various businesses and restaurants.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Extends Lockdown for 2 More Weeks in 10 Central Districts

After September 6, 10 districts in the city's center with the highest risk of COVID-19 infection will continue with strict Directive 16 lockdown until September 21.

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Amid Worsening Outbreaks Elsewhere, Hanoi Pauses Its Reopening Roadmap

Bia hơi, gyms and karaoke need to wait until further notice.

in Hanoi

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

in Vietnam

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.

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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.