3,797 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Việt Nam on Friday Businesses required to report prices of COVID-19 testing kits Fourth wave of COVID-19 severely affects labour market All HCM City districts contain COVID outbreak Latvia to resell 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Việt Nam Drivers presenting travel permits and test certificates at a COVID-19 checkpoint in Hà Nội. — Photo Vietnamnet.vn HÀ NỘI — Although the Ministry of Health no longer requires COVID-19 testing for people travelling between localities, except for from high-risk areas, the authorities of some provinces and cities are still checking test certificates at checkpoints. As per the latest guidelines from the Health Ministry, testing is only required for those coming from red zones, locked-down areas or those with symptoms of COVID-19. Those who have been fully vaccinated only need to take a test if asked to, for epidemiological tracing. However, at checkpoints on the … [Read more...] about Provinces still imposing own COVID-19 regulations on travellers despite Health Ministry decision
Hanoi-based Spanish designer Diego Chula died while designing a brocade collection for the fashion show titled “Vietnam’s National Day”, which will be on stage on December 30 at Vietnam Pavilion - Dubai Expo 2020. The renowned designer who won the heart of fashion lovers in Vietnam passed away on October 13 at the age of 49, of a heart stroke. Fashion designer Diego Chula receives flowers from Vietnam Design Week’s Organizing Committee His sudden death left many local artists and designers shock and saddened. Diego is considered a talented designer who is passionate about fashion. Diego Chula whose real name is Diego Del Valle Cortizas, was born on September 16, 1972, in Madrid. He settled down in Hanoi with his family in 2004. They opened a fashion house and created the brand Chula Design. All of Chula fashion products are made by local people with disabilities. Having a great passion for Vietnamese traditional materials of silk and brocade, Diego … [Read more...] about The Spanish designer with great love for Hanoi passes away
Guests will enjoy unrestricted access within The Grand Ho Tram Strip complex The pioneering programme, which is led by the provincial authorities to reignite travel to the popular seaside province, aims to take the nation’s commitment to live safely with COVID-19, with a plan that explores the means by which we may all travel safely with COVID-19. The ultra-exclusive Ho Tram Staycation packages are being offered by The Grand Ho Tram Strip in its InterContinental Grand Ho Tram tower. Packages include room and breakfast only, half board (room, breakfast, and dinner included) and full board (room, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included) options. Guests will enjoy unrestricted access within The Grand Ho Tram Strip complex, its expansive swimming pools, and savour the culinary delights of its signature Ginger Restaurant and The Grand Café. “Ba Ria-Vung Tau province has once again demonstrated it is one of the leading lights in helping Vietnamese people, business, and entire … [Read more...] about The Grand Ho Tram Strip launches pilot package to reboot Vietnamese travel
The Avana Retreat in Hoa Binh’s Mai Chau District, famed for is terraced rice fields, saw its occupancy soar to 90 percent in the first two weekends after the province reopened doors to inter-provincial tourists on September 22. All its rooms are fully booked for this weekend, the resort said. The resort’s guests are mainly from Hanoi who usually stay for three days and two nights. Some families have booked longer stays of up to a week though rooms cost VND5 to 20 million ($216.71-866.84) a night. Nestled deep in the lush forests of Panh Hamlet in Mai Chau Town amidst Hmong, Thai and Dao ethnic communities, the resort’s isolation makes it ideal for those wishing to avoid large crowds amid the pandemic. Similarly, a representative of Mai Chau Hideaway Resort said its room occupancy rate in the first week of reopening (September 25-30) reached a ‘moderate’ level, but a week ago all rooms were fully booked. The representative said its occupancy rate on weekends in the coming … [Read more...] about Hoa Binh resorts find favor as Hanoians’ weekend retreats
At present, China does not have the capacity to declare a military ADIZ over the entire South China Sea. China's possible declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea has made headlines over the past days. On May 31, South China Morning Post cited the Chinese army that Beijing since 2010 has been thinking of establishing an ADIZ in the sea that cover Pratas, and Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. It reported that China is choosing a propriate time to declare the plan. Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra, an expert on the South China Sea Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra has made some accessement on the implications of Chinese ADIZ over the sea that is one of the world’s busiest waterways. If China deploys an ADIZ over the South China Sea, what are the geo-political implications for the region? There are no provisions in international law concerning an Air … [Read more...] about What does China’s potential ADIZ over South China Sea imply?
Her maiden effort received the ArteKino International Award and €6,000 ($6,966) in cash. It will be allowed to be screened in on the website of the online ArteKino Festival in Europe to held through Dec. ‘If Wood Could Cry, It Would Cry Blood’ is adapted from the autobiographical novel ‘Tam Van Phong Dao’ (rough translation: A Board for Daggers) by famous comedian Mac Can. The movie depicts his life growing up as the middle child in a family that ran a traveling circus. The film centers on the three siblings who perform the famous knife-throwing act. Ba, the main character, a quirky 14-year-old boy is the one who holds the wooden board into which his older brother, Hai, throws the knives. To add extra thrill to the performance, their little sister, Tu, stands in front of the board. His brother′s talent and his little sister′s fearlessness create the blueprint for a tragedy waiting to happen. Director Nguyen Phan Linh Dan. Photo courtesy of Dan The festival … [Read more...] about Vietnamese movie wins project award at Busan film festival