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Protecting your mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic

Hà Nội plans large-scale testing to prevent COVID-19 ASEAN, EU strengthen cooperation fight against COVID-19 Việt Nam reports 91 COVID-19 cases PM orders measures to prevent COVID-19 spreading All incoming travellers to Việt Nam face 14-day quarantine   Russell Fryer in his Crosspoint Vietnam office in Ha Noi’s Tay Ho District. — VNS Photo Hồ Hoàng Russell Fryer is a Hà Nội-based ... Read More »

Cirque du Soleil lays off most of its workforce over pandemic

  Cirque du Soleil performs its show CRYSTAL on January 15, 2020 at Arena Riga, Latvia. AFP/VNA Photo MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil has announced it is temporarily laying off 4,679 employees — 95 per cent of its workforce — as the coronavirus pandemic forced the circus to close all 44 of its shows worldwide. The layoffs were effective immediately, the Montreal-based company ... Read More »

Artists create posters to help COVID-19 fight

  A poster by Hà Nội-artist Lưu Yên Thế. — Photos vietnamnet.vn HÀ NỘI — Fourteen of the best posters from a competition held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Culture Department will be used to promote good hygiene and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The department will print four posters and produce about 1,000 CDs containing all the posters for the fight ... Read More »

HRC Thursday Disclosure presents indie female singer

  HRC’s Thursday Disclosure is to introduce new singer, songwriters and artists. HÀ NỘI  Thursday Disclosure at Hanoi Rock City (HRC) will feature the pure voice of Mạc Mai Sương – one of the best indie female singers in Việt Nam. Building her reputation via her song Dream as well as her duets with singer Doãn Hoài Nam in several ... Read More »

New album with 20 artists encourages people in Covid-19 outbreak

  More than 20 singers, dancers, musicians and theatre artists are featured on the MV Chung Tay Phòng Chống Corona ( We Work Together to Prevent Covid-19 Outbreak), a production by musician Lê Hồng Phúc, which will be released on March 20 to encourage people around the world during the Covid-19 outbreak.  (Photo courtesy of the producer.) HCM CITY — ... Read More »

Museum announces fake antiques

  The bronze-like set, which has been rumoured to be valuable, found recently in Phú Yên Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Triệu PHÚ YÊN — The provincial museum of Phú Yên has recently announced results on fake bronze antiques, stopping rumours that were circulating about the objects. Nguyễn Hữu An, director of the museum, has signed a report stating that some ... Read More »

French actress Suzy Delair, who won fame in the 1940s, dies aged 102

  Actress Suzy Delair poses for a photo at the Harcourt photographic studio in Paris in 1950. — AFP/VNA Photo PARIS — French cinema actress Suzy Delair, who shot to fame in two classic movies during the 1940s, has died aged 102, a source close to her said on Monday. Delair, who also was one of the most celebrated figures of the ... Read More »

Tuber pickles and dried radish salad, two must-try dishes of Nghệ An

By Hà Nguyễn & Hồ Hoàng The central coastal province of Nghệ An well known for its beautiful beaches such as Cửa Lò and Quỳnh Bảng, and also its local specialties such as the popular dưa món (tuber pickles ) and nộm của cải khô (dried radish salad). When I arrived at my aunt’s home in Quỳnh Đôi Village, I was really impressed ... Read More »

Virus forces closure of key Shiite tomb in Iran's Mashhad

    The shrine of Imam Reza in the holy city of Mashhad is one of Iran’s top destinations for Shiite pilgrims . — AFP/VNA Photo TEHRAN — The tomb of Imam Reza in Iran’s holy Shiite city of Mashhad has been closed to pilgrims until further notice in line with measures to stop the new coronavirus, a spokesman said on Sunday. ... Read More »