The Government began preparing in early January in response to the first two Covid-19 deaths in Wuhan. The first two Vietnamese cases were admitted to Cho Ray on January 23. At that time, the country was closed for Tet, Vietnam’s most popular holiday. When the holiday ended a week later, the nation’s schools were kept closed to avoid further virus transmission. … [Read more...] about How did Vietnam dodge Covid-19?
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Heat wave sends temperature up to 42 degrees C in northern, central regions A new heat wave is forecast to hit the northern and central regions from June 22 – 24 and could push the temperature up to 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degree Fahrenheit) in some areas. … [Read more...] about Farmers sow rice at night to avoid extreme heat in Hanoi
Essex lorry incident: Driver Maurice Robinson pleads guilty Driver Maurice Robinson, accused in the deaths of 39 people from Vietnam found in the back of a refrigerated lorry in Essex, near London last October, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter on April 8. … [Read more...] about Suspect admits offence in case of 39 Vietnamese lorry deaths
On July 3, GoViet announced that its name will be changed to GoJek Vietnam. Phung Tuan Duc, CEO of GoViet, was also assigned as the general director of GoJek Vietnam to lead the company in the next development phase as GoViet app unifies with GoJek app in Indonesia. It is promised that new services and features will be released to users. The new app's efficiency will increase in order to be able to meet user demand. GoViet representative said users would have a better experience with a simpler interface. Users don't have to download separate apps when they travel to Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. GoJek is one of the leading technology firms in Southeast Asia and one of the pioneers of the super app concept, connecting the users with two million drivers, 500,000 restaurants in over 200 cities in five Southeast Asian countries. After entering Vietnam in 2018, GoViet saw significant developments, building a rich ecosystem featuring 150,000 drivers and 80,000 restaurant partners. … [Read more...] about GoViet name to be changed to GoJek