A German living in Ho Chi Minh City recently posted a photo to Facebook drawing attention to a landlord who offered rental discounts to tenants in order to “share the difficulties” brought about by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “Finally, some are showing humanity! Bless them! Whose else’s rent has been reduced? Spread the love,” she captioned the photo of an announcement proclaiming, “In order to share the difficulties due to COVID-19, the landlord reduced your room rate by 20% for guests in April and May.” As government regulations and guidance related to social distancing measures have led to the closure of businesses nationwide, many landlords in Vietnam are offering a helping hand to their lessors by offering discounts to both commercial and residential tenants. The German national, who preferred to stay anonymous, said that the photo was taken in her friend’s building in Binh Thanh District. “[My friend] took the photo and sent it to me,” she said, explaining that she shared it because she admired the landlord’s helpfulness during these tough times. “I think these landlords deserve credit because not many people are showing empathy during this hard time that’s literally affecting the whole world.” The woman, originally from Berlin, has… Read full this story
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