Authorities of Khanh Hoa Province and Danang City in central Vietnam have requested the suspension of Chinese tourism amid the rapid spread of the Coronavirus. According to the local departments of tourism, the halt was applied from today, January 28. Travel firms in Khanh Hoa were serving Chinese visitors who had come to the province before January 27. … [Read more...] about Chinese tourism to Nha Trang, Danang suspended
The famous Da Nang Cathedral on Tran Phu Street, which draws thousands of foreign tourists (mostly Chinese and Korean) every day, has been closed to tourists because of the "outbreak of the coronavirus," according to its website. A spokesperson said it would reopen when the health department sounds an all-clear. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese tourism hubs wary of Chinese tourists
After the flight to Shanghai, P.T.H.T. returned to Ho Chi Minh City before traveling to her grandparents’ hometown in Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province for the Tet, or Lunar New Year, holiday. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese woman, suffering fever, isolated in central province for new coronavirus observation
The testing protocol goes like this: One day after the fever breaks, the hospital takes the patient’s sample for testing for the new coronavirus (nCoV). If the result is negative, another test is done three days later, and the patient is discharged if that is negative too. … [Read more...] about One of Vietnam’s first confirmed coronavirus patients recovers
In (relatively) quiet and peaceful Hoi An, the streets have been hosed down, the mud jammed into the drainage system, along with this week’s consignment of cooking oil, fat and plastic and all’s right with the world. So long as my local coffee shop is brewing that wonderful aroma of coffee beans and hot milk, I’m as happy as a pig in mud. Squeal! Onk! Squeal! … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!