Author: Kevin Le

Open-deck bus services that take tourists to iconic attractions across HCMC resumed operation from Monday after five months of suspension. The buses have 65 seats, with the upper part being roofless for travelers to enjoy unimpeded views. To ensure social distancing, each bus will only operate at half capacity while passengers are required to make health declarations and wear masks during the journey. Tickets currently cost VND150,000 ($6.56) for adults and VND100,000 for children aged six to 12 years. ###: Foreign travelers can’t wait to visit Vietnam without restriction Departing Saigon Central Post Office, the tour winds its way past…

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Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MB) has announced its separated financial performance for the third quarter and of the first 9 months of 2021. Increasingly effective cost management is the bright spot of MB’s financial picture of the first 9 months of 2021. More specifically, while total operating income in the third quarter of 2021 reached VND 7,027 billion, up 27.6% compared to the same period last year, total operating costs in the third quarter of 2021 reached VND 2,177 billion, decreasing by 1.1% compared the same period last year. ###: Vietnam report: MB in top 4 Vietnam’s most prestigious commercial…

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Tens of thousands of people in northern China were placed under strict stay-at-home orders on Monday as authorities sought to stamp out a growing COVID-19 outbreak in the run-up to the Beijing Winter Olympics. Residents of the Chinese capital were also advised not to leave the city unless necessary, although regular transport services out of the city continued as normal. ###: How China becomes world’s first country to control major Delta outbreak China reported 39 new cases on Monday, bringing the tally from the latest Delta variant-linked outbreak to more than 100 cases over the past week. The numbers are extremely…

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  Darby had a brief stint in charge of the Vietnamese national women’s team. — Photo laodong.vn Peter Cowan That Roy Hodgson is revered in Sweden rather than his home country says a lot more about England than it does the coach or the Scandinavian country. If it didn’t happen in the English top flight after 1992, it’s not worth knowing about for fans and pundits alike, whether you revolutionised the professional game in another country or not. If Roy Hodgson must suffer the indignity of being remembered for his struggles with a limited England…

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Prolonged heavy rains have triggered widespread flooding in several parts of central Vietnam, killing at least one person, with thousands evacuated and more downpours expected this week. Footage from the state broadcaster VTV showed people moving belongings and furniture out of flooded homes in Quang Nam province, with water gushing out of a damaged wall in one residence. ###: At least 8 dead and missing after heavy rainfall as the weather turns cold in Vietnam In Quang Ngai province, where at least 4,500 people were evacuated at the weekend, children sat on a makeshift raft to move along one street as…

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the fourth wave of the outbreak, as led to 1.3 million workers departing urban areas and moving to rural areas, from major economic hubs to provinces, in which over 600,000 migrant workers have returned home from various southern provinces. More stories at Vietnam Insider’s homepage. Currently, the number of workers returning to work has only hit 60% to 70% of demand from local businesses. In order to restore the broken labour chain, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) is devising two plans aimed at supplying trained workers as a means…

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  Religious officials and dignitaries in the southern city of Cần Thơ receive the COVID-19 vaccine. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has spent VNĐ45.6 trillion (nearly US$2 billion) from its budget on pandemic prevention and control as well as supporting people who face difficulties due to COVID-19, as of October 15. The Ministry of Finance said of the amount, VNĐ22.9 trillion came from the Central budget, which was used for procuring vaccines, funding pandemic prevention and control efforts as well as assisting vulnerable people to cope with the pandemic effects. The remaining 22.7 trillion was sourced from…

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The coronavirus pandemic will come to an end when all the countries start using the available health tools effectively, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. He also said that ‘When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?’ is one of the questions he is asked most often. “The pandemic will end when the world chooses to end it. It is in our hands. We have all the tools we need: effective public health tools and effective medical tools. But the world has not used those tools well. With almost 50,000 deaths a week, the pandemic is far…

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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi earned two distinctive honors this month, being named one of “Asia’s Top 30 Hotels” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine and also being selected as Hanoi’s No. 1 business hotel by the editors of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The US-based magazine praised Metropole Hanoi’s “old-world colonial charm” and its outstanding personalized service, saying, “Everyone goes above and beyond to make you feel special.” The five-star Metropole Hanoi was one of only five properties in Vietnam to…

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Vân Đồn International Airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh. — Photo vnexpress.net QUẢNG NINH — Flights between Vân Đồn in the northern province of Quảng Ninh and HCM City will resume on Wednesday (October 27) after being halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, from Wednesday, there will be three flights a week on the route operated by Bamboo Airways, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The flights will take off at 3.50pm from HCM City and 6.10pm from Vân Đồn. Vietjet Air will also restart the operation of flights between the two destinations with a frequency of one flight a…

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