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Life goes on in isolated hospital

No one left behind: Ha Noi’s dialysis patients get help amid COVID-19 Soldiers dedicated to the battle against COVID-19 Two new cases reported bringing nationwide total to 239 MoH issues urgent notice to find people in contact with 237th COVID-19 case COVID-19: Việt Nam presents medical equipment to Laos, Cambodia Some 3,500 patients have been locked down in Bach Mai ... Read More »

Five romance movies on Netflix that can warm your hearts

By Minh Phương Feeling lonely at home but cannot meet your lover or your besties because of social distancing? Let these romance movies get you back in touch with your heart, whether it is a rom-com or a heartbreaking romance, here is a choice of flicks for you to cuddle up with and enjoy. Marriage Story “Whose fault?” is a ... Read More »

Disney to furlough some employees over virus-forced shutdowns

  In this file photo, people visit Disneyland on January 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California. — AFP/VNA Photo UNITED STATES — The Walt Disney company said on Thursday it plans to furlough some of its employees starting later this month as the coronavirus pandemic keeps its theme parks and other businesses shuttered. “The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on our ... Read More »

Five shows to watch on Netflix in Việt Nam right now

A poster of the latest true crime docuseries on Netflix “Tiger King”. Photo courtesy of Netflix Minh Phương You will no doubt be getting your money’s worth out of Netflix right now as we all stay indoors for the good of the nation. But with so many shows and movies to choose from, what exactly are you going to watch next? ... Read More »

Vietnamese architect wins Turgut Cansever Int’l Award 2020

  Architect Đoàn Thanh Hà. — Photos courtesy of H&P Architects HÀ NỘI — Architect Đoàn Thanh Hà, based in Hà Nội, has just received the Turgut Cansever International Award 2020 for his project titled Friendly Space in Suffocating Urban Areas. The award, in the framework of the International Contextual Architecture Awards in memory of Architect Turgut Cansever, sought proposals that ... Read More »

Pianist compiles music textbook for primary education

  Pianist Trang Trịnh. Photo courtesy of the artist   Pianist Trang Trịnh is one of the co-writers of the new music textbook for primary grade 1. The textbook will be in the curriculum for the new school year 2020-2021.  Việt Nam News reporter Nguyễn Bình speaks with Trang about her work.   Could you tell us about the primary music textbook project approved by the ... Read More »

Hùng Kings Festival adapted to cope with COVID-19

Cover up or pay up? City to strengthen fight against COVID-19 Party chief calls for joint efforts in fight against COVID-19 Việt Nam to announce nationwide pandemic VN shares sink as worries about virus-hit market arise The Hùng Kings Festival this year will not include palanquin processions or be broadcast live on television to avoid crowding. Photo HÀ NỘI — The Hùng ... Read More »

Veteran translator releases English version of Kiều

  Translator Dương Tường releases his new book Kiều in English at age of 88. Photo Phạm Xuân Nguyên HÀ NỘI – At the age of 88, translator Dương Tường has introduced his first book in English – a Vietnamese literature work entitled Kiều.  The book has a hardcover with illustrations by established artists such as Nguyễn Quân, Đặng Xuân Hòa, Trần Lương and Nguyễn ... Read More »