A number of young people living in Ho Chi Minh City found the plight of down-and-outs who were probably starving after a storm so moving that they took it upon themselves to give the destitute food and drinks at night. Typhoon Usagi, which on Sunday and Monday dumped a record rainfall in the southern metropolis in years, turned multiple streets into rivers and sent residents scrambling to their cozy homes. But homeless people, who are a common sight along city roads at night, stayed on the sidewalks, shaking in loneliness with cold and hunger. They appeared in the thought of many young urbanites. Huynh Quang Huy, a senior at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts, was doing his graduation thesis in his room when rainwater splattered on him through a window. “Even in the room I was still affected by the storm. I wondered what might be happening to the people out there,” Huy told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. Having stepped out of the accommodation, he found a wet … [Read more...] about Young people in Saigon show heart of gold to homeless after typhoon
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Vietnam’s history before the Doi Moi (renovation) period has proven that many experiments and reforms appeared from the grassroots, and now, during the Covid-19 epidemic, experiments and reforms have begun from Ho Chi Minh City. People gather in front of a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City waiting for a rapid test. Photo: Thanh Tung/VietNamNet Quarantine at home Vietnam's anti-epidemic motto has long been "early detection, tracing, isolation, zoning and effective treatment", recently added with "5K + vaccine" (5k = Khau trang (facemask)- Khu khuan (disinfection) - Khoang cach (distance) - Khong tu tap (no gathering) – Khai bao y te (health declaration). Accordingly, F0 cases (Covid-19 patients) and F1 cases (those who have contacts with F0) will be screened and be sent to concentrated quarantine centers to prevent the disease from spreading to the community. However, this strategy has been inappropriate to the new situation when the number of cases has rocketed … [Read more...] about Lessons from Ho Chi Minh City amid the Covid-19 outbreak
Due to the impact of the pandemic, most children are at home this summer and socially distanced from the world, and, as a result, parents are being more considerate when it comes to their entertainment and educational needs. HCM City has extended its social distancing period due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak until further notice. Parents can teach them learning English via smart devices. Photo Hoàng Như The summer break thus has become more "quiet" for children as they have been affected by physical distancing, quarantines and nationwide school closures. Family trips and outings have had to be postponed. Ngọc Anh, 38, resident of Bình Thạnh District, told Việt Nam News that she had no choice but to allow her daughter to use a smart tablet more frequently. “It is inconvenient now to call for a helper, so my husband and I have decided to do everything ourselves. We initially thought that working from home would make it easier to look after our kids. However, … [Read more...] about HCM City children enjoy ‘quiet’ summer, indoor activities amid pandemic
Actors perform in 100 Năm Sân Khấu Cải Lương (A Hundred Years of Cải Lương Theatre), a drama project offering TV shows on cải lương launched by Thanh Điền. The project has received support from the HCM City Television and HCM City Theatre Association. Photo courtesy of HCM Television By Thu Anh “I will work until my last breath to expand Vietnamese theatre among young people,” said Thanh Điền, theatre actor, director and producer in HCM City. Điền has had a 45-year-long career in cải lương (reformed opera), a 100-year-old traditional theatre genre of the southern region. He was recently nominated for the title of People’s Artist by the Government in recognition of his great contribution to the art. "For a true artist, glory comes after hard work, suffering and sacrifice,” said the 76-year-old. “I hope my art will help fans understand why and how cải lương is the spirit of Vietnamese people." Meritorious Artist Thanh Điền (first left), who has 45 … [Read more...] about Cải lương guru devoted to Vietnamese theatre
Đệ and his wife receive the certificate of merit granted by Thanh Hà District’s authorities for their contribution to the vaccine fund. VNA/VNS Photo Tiến Vĩnh By Hoàng Việt Battle-hardened Vietnamese soldiers bravely fought foreign invaders during the anti-American war, and now a tough veteran is stepping up in the national fight against a deadly invisible enemy, COVID-19. Our hero is 75-year-old Lê Văn Đệ in Thanh Sơn Commune, Thanh Hà District, in the northern province of Hải Dương. Wounded in the war, Đệ has a deformed hand and pieces of shrapnel still remain in his body. But despite such hardships the former soldier has used his retirement savings as well as family money to donate VNĐ4.5 billion (US$196,000) to the national coronavirus vaccine fund. “Đệ is a war invalid and his wife is a retired teacher. They have led a decent life being kind to their neighbours,” says Đoàn Văn Nằng, a Thanh Sơn resident. “This family of a veteran and teacher used to be the … [Read more...] about War veteran joins coronavirus battle
The largest ever vaccination campaign in history has posed both opportunities and challenges to the cold storage industry as tens of millions of vaccine doses need to be preserved at the same time. CDC Hanoi's cold warehouse At a working session with Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong recently, CDC Hanoi Deputy Director Nguyen Thi Kieu Anh said CDC Hanoi has one cold warehouse with the capacity of 40 cubic meters, which can contain an additional 150,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses, and one cold warehouse with the capacity of 16 cubic meters which can contain an additional 100,000 AstraZeneca doses. Hanoi also has six 3000 and 3000 AC refrigerators (the capacity of 126 liters can contain 10,000 doses each), and six cold boxes with the capacity of 44 liters each. According to CDC Hanoi, the total number of AstraZeneca vaccine doses that can be preserved is 310,000. As for medical centers and medical stations, there are 34 TCW 3000 and 3000AC refrigerators with a … [Read more...] about How can vaccines be preserved in Vietnam?