Vietnamese firm ramps up ventilator production | AFP

Vietnam’s largest private firm, Vingroup, is ramping up production of thousands of ventilators for the fight against COVID-19, as the pandemic rebounds in the Southeast Asian country.

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Vietnam reports 1st virus death, renewed outbreak

Vietnamese state media are reporting the country’s first ever death of a person with the coronavirus as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases. (July 31)

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Vietnam orders 21,000 Hanoi residents to take virus test | AFP

More than 21,000 people in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi have been ordered to take a coronavirus test, authorities say as they scrambled to contain the nation’s first outbreak after three virus-free months.

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Trump greets ‘Walking Marine’ at White House

President Donald Trump greeted a former marine and Vietnam veteran, who walked from Stokesdale, North Carolina to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about the high suicide rate of veterans. (July 27)

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British pilot to fly home after 4-month coronavirus battle in Vietnam | AFP

A British pilot who spent more than four months in hospital, including two months on life support in Vietnam after contracting COVID-19 is on his way home, astounding doctors who gave him just a ten percent chance of survival.

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Today in History for July 11th

Highlights of this day in history: America normalizes diplomatic ties with Vietnam; Aaron Burr mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel; Skylab makes a fiery return to Earth; Babe Ruth’s major league debut; Laurence Olivier dies. (July 11)

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Vietnam opens world’s first ‘gold-plated hotel’ | AFP

There’s five-star bling on offer at Vietnam’s Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel, which claims to be the world’s first gold-plated hotel. Everything from the bathtub to the coffee cups is plated in 24-carat gold at the new establishment, which also features a gold-plated infinity pool on the roof.

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Lotto shows in Vietnam just the ticket for marginalised LGBT community | AFP

Nha Vy is one of hundreds of LGBT performers in Vietnam who have found confidence, and a way to earn a living, through lotto shows, a form of entertainment dating back to the French colonial era and now wildly popular in the south.

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Today in History for June 20th

Highlights of this day in history: Lizzie Borden found innocent of a grisly double murder; Britain’s Queen Victoria begins rule; Race-related rioting hits Detroit; Muhammad Ali convicted in Vietnam War-era draft case; ‘Jaws’ premieres. (June 20)

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Ancient eye-popping martial art gains popularity in modern Vietnam | AFP

In a sunny temple courtyard in Vietnam, a man pushes an iron rod hard against his eye socket and tries to make it bend — his dizzying strength honed through years of practising centuries-old martial art Thien Mon Dao.

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Vietnam’s lychee crop not bearing fruit as prices slump | AFP

Hundreds of lychee farmers sort and grade huge piles of the tropical fruit at a busy wholesale market in northern Vietnam, but many bemoan slumping prices as foreign traders were held up in quarantine.

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Rush hour traffic back in Hanoi after COVID-19 social isolation | AFP

Traffic jams are back during rush hour in Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi, two weeks after the end of the social isolation period to prevent the spread of coronavirus. “I wish the traffic could be as quiet as the social isolation period, so it would be easier to move around,” says one resident.

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Today in History for May 7

Highlights of this day in history: The Lusitania sunk in World War I; Nazi Germany signs surrender in World War II; Vietnam’s Battle of Dien Bien Phu; Composer Peter Illych Tchaikovsky born; Glenn Miller records ‘Chattanooga Choo-Choo.’ (May 7)

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Vietnam reabre escuelas al ceder amenaza del virus

Los estudiantes de Vietnam regresan a clases por primera vez luego de estar meses encerrados en sus casas como precaución ante la crisis del coronavirus

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Vietnam’s artists pen propaganda art in coronavirus fight | AFP

Vietnamese artists are wielding their paintbrushes in the country’s fight against the coronavirus, designing propaganda posters that have popped up across Hanoi.

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Abren algunos negocios en Vietnam, donde no ha habido muertes por virus

Los comercios de Hanoi reabren luego de que el gobierno comienza a levantar el confinamiento

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Vietnamese designers put style into facemasks | AFP

Wearing face masks is no longer a boring routine in Vietnam, as some designers put fashion and style into the protective gear masks to convince people into wearing protection during the COVID-19 fight.

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Coronavirus: Hanoi eatery serves up ‘Coronaburger’ | AFP

A local pizza eatery in Hanoi serves up green-tinged coronavirus-inspired burgers to customers — injecting some much-needed joy as Vietnam girds itself against the pandemic.

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3 US sailors on aircraft carrier test positive

The Navy says three sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for coronavirus. The aircraft carrier at sea in Asia last made a port call 15 days ago in Vietnam. (March 24)

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Today in History for March 16th

Highlights of this day in history: My Lai Massacre in Vietnam; Terry Anderson abducted; First successful liquid-fuel rocket launch; Jerry Lewis born. (March 16)

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Hanoi street under quarantine after new coronavirus case | AFP

Vietnamese authorities put a section of Hanoi’s Truc Bach street under quarantine after a Vietnamese woman living in the area tested positive for coronavirus after taking a Vietnam Airlines flight from London. The total number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Vietnam surged to 31 over the weekend as worldwide number topped 100,000.

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Farmer keeps up daily routine in quarantined Vietnamese district | AFP

Farmer Nguyen Van Toan is still going to work in the rice fields each day in Son Loi commune, Vietnam, a week since the 10,000-population area was placed under quarantine after cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were discovered.

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Formula 1 The Vietnam Grand Prix (Hanoi) | AFP Animé

Videographic showing the circuit for the Vietnam Grand Prix. Vietnam’s inaugural Formula One Grand Prix will take place in Hanoi in April as planned, organisers told AFP on Tuesday, avoiding the fate of the Chinese Grand Prix which was postponed over the deadly coronavirus outbreak.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Vietnam holds first national cat show | AFP

Different breeds of cats — ranging from Persians to British Shorthairs to massive Maine Coons — are featured in an inaugural show in Vietnam organised by the World Cat Federation.

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