Yen Duong

Vietnam zoo turns to donations, growing food to survive pandemic

Aug 24 2020

HO CHI MINH CITY As visitor numbers slump during the pandemic, Vietnam's oldest zoo has scrambled to survive, such as holding fundraising drives, cutting pay and growing fruit and vegetables to feed the animals.

'Rice ATM' feeds Vietnam's poor amid virus lockdown

Apr 13 2020

HO CHI MINH CITY A Vietnamese entrepreneur in Ho Chi Minh City has invented a 24/7 automatic dispensing machine providing free rice for people out of work following an ongoing nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Vietnamese hat seller turns to homemade face shields in virus fight

Apr 06 2020

HO CHI MINH CITY For nearly three decades, Quach My Linh has sold hats at Ba Chieu market in Vietnam's bustling Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam bars tourists from virus-hit parts of South Korea

Feb 26 2020

HANOI/NHA TRANG, Vietnam Vietnam banned tourists from coronavirus-hit areas of South Korea on Wednesday, a blow to a tourism industry already reeling from a collapse in Chinese visitor numbers.

World News

'Pingdemic' grips Britain as fears of food shortages grow

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's supermarkets, wholesalers and hauliers were struggling on Thursday to ensure stable food and fuel supplies after an official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate after contact with someone with COVID-19.