Hanoi’s business households suffer flip-flop rulings

Hanoi’s business households suffer flip-flop rulings

The stagnation and inefficiency of business due to frequent closures in accordance with pandemic prevention and control regulations in Hanoi have piled the pressure on business households in the Vietnamese capital.
Tourism industry prepares for its grand renaissance

Tourism industry prepares for its grand renaissance

Vietnam is hoping to revive the battered tourism industry with the reopening of some regular international flights this month, in addition to loosening entry and quarantine regulations for visitors from abroad.
Mixed prospects for domestic tourism resurgence

Mixed prospects for domestic tourism resurgence

Although domestic tourism is showing signs of recovery, with more localities even gearing up for pilot plans to welcome non-national tourists, the stubborn pandemic is continuing to hinder efforts to fully revive the sector in Vietnam.
Getting ready for visitor influx with pilots

Getting ready for visitor influx with pilots

With Vietnam looking to reopen for tourists, new vaccine passports and the gradual easing of travel restrictions are high on the agenda.
Support beckons for workers in need of a career change

Support beckons for workers in need of a career change

An important solution to reduce unemployment is to support training for new skills, helping them change careers to return to work as soon as possible.
Foreign communities contribute to the fight against the pandemic

Foreign communities contribute to the fight against the pandemic

Foreigners have been giving bags of food to people in difficult circumstances and joined volunteer groups to help the country they are living in.
City stores struggle with worker dearth

City stores struggle with worker dearth

While thousands of workers in big cities are having to migrate to their hometowns due to unemployment, many businesses trying to maintain production and business activities are facing a serious labour shortage.
Lucky shippers circumventing tough pandemic restrictions

Lucky shippers circumventing tough pandemic restrictions

Shippers are hoping for priority in vaccine programmes to help serve pandemic-affected areas like Hanoi, with some delivery platforms being allowed to resume delivery of groceries and other essential goods in the city.
Market coupons return after more than 30 years

Market coupons return after more than 30 years

Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are handing out market coupons to go to the market on alternate days under various time frames in order to avoid large gatherings at grocery stores or markets.
Freelance workers in pandemic centres longing for sufficient financial support

Freelance workers in pandemic centres longing for sufficient financial support

Not knowing how to pay for their next meals has become a real fear for many freelance workers in Hanoi as the city has tightened its social restrictions and halted all indoor food and beverage establishments, as well as all non-essential services, after the discovery of new outbreaks.
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