Hanoi (VNA) - Operated by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, a return commercial flight from Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK), landed at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport on September 25 noon, marking a milestone in the restoration of the country’s air transport after months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the long-range wide-body airliner Airbus A350, flight No VN417 took off from Incheon International Airport in the RoK, bringing back about 100 passengers, mostly returning Vietnamese and Korean investors and experts. Earlier in the morning, the outbound flight carried 164 passengers from Hanoi to Seoul. The RoK is among the six destinations in Asia with which the Vietnamese Government has decided to resume international flights since the country sealed off its borders on March 22, in addition to Japan, China, Taiwan (China), Laos and Cambodia, which have the COVID-19 situation under control. Vo Huy Cuong, Deputy Director of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s first commercial flight lands in Hanoi since border closure
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Hanoi (VNA) – Those entering Vietnam from September 1 have to pay costs of their quarantine at concentrated facilities, as Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently agreed with the Finance Ministry’s proposal related to this issue. Accordingly, the quarantine stay at military bases or other facilities designated by authorised State agencies will cost 120,000 VND (5.2 USD) per day, including 80,000 VND for food and 40,000 VND for daily necessities. Those who want to stay in hotels and resorts will pay the fees decided by the lodging facilities. All of them have to take tests for the coronavirus and pay testing fees themselves, the PM ordered. Vietnamese COVID-19 patients will continue to receive free check-ups and treatment. For foreigners, the PM has assigned the Ministry of Health to make a report to the Government that will be submitted to the National Assembly’s Standing Committee for consideration. Bills for other diseases during the quarantine period will be … [Read more...] about Those entering Vietnam charged for concentrated quarantine from Sept 1
The Da Lat Opera House, worth more than VND70 billion (US$3 million), has display areas for cultural and arts activities and exhibitions. Photo courtesy of the theatre Da Lat, the provincial capital of Lam Dong, is located 1,500m above sea level on the Langbian Plateau in the southern part of Central Highlands region. First discovered by the French in the 19th century, the area has since been among the country’s most popular tourist destinations. … [Read more...] about Da Lat’s first opera house opens
"I lost everything," he said. "I wasted too much time and money, distanced myself from friends and my girlfriend left me. My life became empty. I realised that reaching level 80 and being able to defeat thousands of monsters and acquire hundreds of millions in property meant nothing in real life." — VNS … [Read more...] about Online games: harmless fun or social problem?
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam reported another imported COVID-19 case on October 1 morning, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. The 49-year-old Russian expert arrived at Can Tho airport on September 26 on flight QH 9495 from Russia, and he was quarantined in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho right upon his arrival. The patient is now quarantined and treated at the Can Tho Tuberculosis and Lung Hospital. Previously, 17 cases positive for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 were detected on the same flight, and they are being quarantined in the southern province of Bac Lieu. The total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,095, including 691domestically-infected cases. The death toll remained at 35. Among the positive cases, 1,010 people have been given the all-clear from the virus. There are 15,491 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined across the … [Read more...] about Another imported COVID-19 case recorded on Oct. 1 morning