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Northern Irish driver pleads guilty over 39 Vietnamese truck deaths

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LONDON Northern Irish truck driver Maurice Robinson has pleaded guilty to 39 counts of manslaughter related to the deaths of Vietnamese people found in a shipping container in southeast England last year, police said on Wednesday.

Vietnamese hat seller turns to homemade face shields in virus fight

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.

World, Health Apr 06 2020

China’s Guangxi region tightens border controls amid rise in imported coronavirus cases

BEIJING China's southwestern Guangxi region, which has borders with Vietnam, has suspended cross-border passenger transportation and restricted exit of citizens from the country amid concerns of an increase in imported coronavirus cases.

World, China Apr 04 2020

Vietnam protests Beijing's sinking of South China Sea boat

HANOI Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat it said had been rammed by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel near islands in the disputed South China Sea.

World, China, South China Sea Apr 04 2020

Indonesia set to open emergency coronavirus hospital on uninhabited island

JAKARTA Indonesia will by next week open a new coronavirus emergency hospital on the uninhabited island of Galang, where authorities have repurposed a former Vietnam war era refugee camp as part of efforts to rapidly augment healthcare capacities.

Vietnam bans big gatherings, cuts flights in coronavirus battle

HANOI Vietnam will limit domestic flights and stop public gatherings for two weeks from Saturday in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the government said in a statement on Friday.

Mar 27 2020

Eat it: Hanoi chef spreads joy with 'Coronaburger'

HANOI You've got to eat it, to beat it: That's the philosophy of one Hanoi chef who is attempting to boost morale in the Vietnamese capital by selling green, coronavirus-themed burgers. | Video

World, Oddly Enough Mar 26 2020

Vietnam quarantines tens of thousands in camps amid vigorous attack on coronavirus

HANOI Vietnam has sent tens of thousands of people to quarantine camps as waves of overseas citizens return home to escape a coronavirus pandemic spreading in Europe and the United States.

Mar 26 2020

Hanoi to close all non-essential services to fight coronavirus

HANOI Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, has ordered a limit on public gatherings and shut down all non-essential services until further notice as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the city's ruling body said on Wednesday.

World, Health Mar 25 2020

Vietnam closes Ho Chi Minh City restaurants to curb virus outbreak

HANOI Restaurants in Vietnam's business hub, Ho Chi Minh City, must close until March 31 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, the city's ruling body said on Tuesday.

Mar 24 2020
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PM Johnson 'getting better' in intensive care as UK extends overdraft

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was getting better on Thursday in intensive care where he is battling COVID-19 as his government extended its overdraft facility and reviewed the most stringent shut down in peacetime history.

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