Update news reopening

Post-lockdown bicycling fever in HCM City

Cycling has become increasingly popular post-outbreak. Ho Chi Minh City's bike rental service has consequently been occupied with serving many customers.

Experts discuss State budget estimate for 2022

State budget allocation should prioritise poor localities with a high number of migrant workers, said Dr Nguyen Duc Thanh, director of the Vietnam Centre for Economic and Strategic Studies (VESS) at a seminar.

Economist warns of side effects from bailouts

Vietnam is considering an unprecedented support package, including tax reductions, interest rate subsidies and cash to people. However, the package needs to be tailored to the economy’s size or it will cause “side effects”, an expert has said.

Sparkling ‘wedding-dress street’ in HCM City loses glitter amid pandemic

Couples have had to delay their weddings because of social distancing, and contracts signed with photography studios have been canceled, leaving wedding shops with slow sales.

Businesses resume production, gear up towards the finish line

“I could not believe my eyes,” said Tran Thanh Son, head of the human resources department of Song Ngoc Garment Company when talking about the current busy production lines at his company.

Will Vietnam face a recession?

After crises in the past, Vietnam’s economic growth became sluggish and it took many years to achieve full recovery. Economists have warned that this may occur again in the post-Covid period.

'Absolute safety' for locals, foreign tourists when international tourism resumes: Foreign ministry

Vietnam is putting measures in place to ensure the ‘absolute safety’ of residents and foreign tourists as the country is set to soon resume international tourism activities.

Restaurants in Hanoi must close before 9pm, gyms allowed to open

Food and beverage establishments in Hanoi have been ordered to close before 9pm in the city’s latest COVID-19 prevention and control plan, which focuses on safe, flexible adaptation to the pandemic.

HCM City reopens fixed-route bus to 17 provinces

Tay Ninh Province is the latest to reopen fixed-route passenger buses to Eastern and Western bus stations in HCM City.

HCM City health department seeks reopening of bars, discos in green zones

Karaoke and massage parlours, discotheques, bars, internet and video games cafes, and beauty salons should be allowed to reopen in the lowest risk zones (green zone).

Businesses returning to operation up 30 per cent

The number of enterprises returning to operation increased by 29.8 per cent month-on-month.

It’s time to return the fishing rod to the poor

As a key driving force for both the southern region and Vietnam, HCMC is also a pioneer in piloting and carrying out innovative, breakthrough policies.

Foreign travelers in doubt, though 7-day quarantine requirement has been removed

From November 2021, foreign travelers to Phu Quoc, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Da Nang and Quang Ninh, if testing negative for the coronavirus, will be able to take package tours and not be required to have a 7-day quarantine.

Vietnamese need to be of the same mindset to overcome current challenges

The current challenges are unprecedented and Vietnamese people need to share the same mindset to overcome them, according to Nguyen Dinh Cung, an economist.

HCM City announces traffic regulations for passenger transport

HCM City Department of Transport has announced traffic regulations that specify where vehicles can work following new guidelines under the Government’s Resolution No. 128.


Parents, experts have different views about reopening schools

Students in Hanoi may be able to return to school as the city has been listed as a green zone. However, no final decision has been released.

Restaurants in HCM City bustling on the first day of dining-in

October 28 was the first day Ho Chi Minh City allowed restaurants and eateries to serve customers on-site. 

Proposed ban on alcohol, air conditioning in HCMC restaurants withdrawn

The HCMC Food Safety Management Board has withdrawn its proposal to ban restaurants in HCMC from offering alcoholic drinks and using air conditioners in closed spaces when they resume dine-in services. 

Beer houses in HCM City ready to reopen

The owners of many beer houses in HCM City are preparing for reopening but will serve soft drinks only as requested by state agencies.

Twenty three localities allow students back to school

There are 23 provinces and cities across the country allowing students back to school, according to the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), following closure due to COVID-19 control measures.