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Closures have affected up to 4.4 million preschool children over the 2021-22 period when the COVID-19 outbreak worsened in Vietnam, according to the education ministry.

Beer gardens lay in ruins after years of roaring success in Hanoi

Once the go-to place for beer lovers, beer bars and restaurants are now dilapidated and ruined because they were not able to withstand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Businesses anticipate COVID-19 rule change

The Ministry of Health’s bold proposal on easing coronavirus quarantine has received the thumbs-up from the business community as, if adopted, it will help them out of labour shortages.

As Covid cases rise, Hanoians avoid crowds on weekends, go to the mountains and forests

As the number of Covid cases is increasing rapidly, many Hanoi families are going camping in the forests or mountains on weekends instead of booking tours or going to amusement places in the inner city.

Labor market: higher unemployment risk for the better educated

The Covid-19 pandemic caused turbulence in the labor market in Vietnam in 2021.

Mobile apps bringing great convenience to Vietnamese

As smart phones are becoming increasingly popular to the public, the growth of practical mobile apps is something to be expected. 

COVID-19 forces nearly 3 million students to return to online learning

As of February 22, nearly 3 million out of total 17 million learners from kindergarten to high schools have to return to online learning due to complicated evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Education and Traing.

Contactless economy: unexpected momentum and the future at hand

It's been two years since the Covid-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. The usual daily life is restricted, but that was the impetus for the new normal such as "no contact" and "social distancing" to appear.

The fashion industry moves online

As consumption habits have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the fashion industry is gradually expanding into online business.

Ministry urges 'green' waterway passage for rice from Mekong Delta

Most rice production and processing plants are located on riversides, and as a result, about 95 percent of rice produced in the Delta is carried by water.

With rooms unoccupied and restaurants closed, 5-star hotels seek profits elsewhere

As there are few guests, many 5-star hotels have shifted to selling Tet food to survive the pandemic.

VN bankers still pocketed high profits in 2021 despite Covid-19

2021 was a fruitful year for commercial banks, which saw a 25 percent growth rate.

Businesses still make high profits in 2021 despite Covid-19

While the majority of businesses have complained about difficulties caused by the pandemic, others have reported high profits.

Nealy 120,000 firms leave market in 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic

As many as 119,800 firms left the market in 2021, up 17.8 per cent year-on-year due to the negative impact of COVID-19, with strict blockades and prolonged social distancing especially in the third quarter, according to the General Statistics Office.

Home-sharing, shared-kitchens boom during pandemic

Booking a room on the phone, ordering food from an app and shopping online with smart lockers, people are increasingly using technology, changing the habits of consumers.

COVID-19 increases existing inequalities: experts

While inequalities have long been present in almost every society, the pandemic has significantly exposed and increased the gaps, especially between those who can afford remote work and those who cannot. 

Young child's suicide sparks concerns over mental health

A 12-year-old boy in Hanoi fell to his death from an apartment building, sparking concerns over children’s mental wellbeing and parents’ negligence on the matter, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

High inflation poses challenges

Large economies such as the US, the major partners of Vietnam, are recovering rapidly, which could bring more trade and investment opportunities to Vietnam. But economists have warned of high inflation.

Homestay businesses struggle during pandemic

The homestay service in the northern province of Quang Ninh has dynamic growth since 2018, showing off the popular trend of short-term accommodation in the province.

Thousands of trucks stuck at border gates due to China’s strict covid control

It has been more than a week since the congestion of trucks carrying agricultural products to China at the Vietnam-China border gates in Quang Ninh Province began.