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Money-fueled draft dodging

Duyên was on pins and needles for months. Her only son Vũ had been called to perform military service, and she was not keen to let him go. Duyên thought it would disrupt Vũ's pursuit of undergraduate studies, which had already been delayed…

Workers flee Vietnam as long lockdown eases

HANOI Tens of hundreds of people, usually migrant workers, left Ho Chi Minh City over the weekend as the largest city in Vietnam eased a months-long Covid-19 lockdown, triggering fears of labour shortages and extra disruption to…

Vietnam’s commercial hub back in business

HO CHI MINH Ho Chi Minh City on Friday lifted a stay-at-home order that had kept its nine million residents indoors for 3 months and devastated business in Vietnam’s economic hub. To curb a fast-spreading wave of Covid-19 — which…

South-east Asia economies on the brink

HANOI Even as they struggle with one among the world's worst Covid-19 outbreaks, nations across Southeast Asia are slowly realizing that they will not afford the economy-crippling restrictions needed to squash it. On the factory…

Vietnam to receive 30M doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Vietnam will receive at least 30 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca with Oxford University this year, a senior health official said on Monday. Addressing a news conference in the capital Hanoi, Deputy Health…

How did Vietnam do it?

Hanoi,Vietnam When the health care systems of most powerful countries in the world have failed to curb the spread of Covid-19, the Southeast Asian country of Vietnam performed an outstanding work against the pandemic cutting swath through…