Hanoi market porters struggle to survive COVID-19 outbreak

Vietnamese porters at markets across Hanoi capital are struggling to earn a living due to the economic impact of the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Amid complicated developments of the COVID-19 epidemic, plenty of local businesses have been forced to scale down production and have therefore cut their workforce in an effort to adapt to current circumstances.

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These days it is not just old but also young people working part-time to make an extra income.

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Hoang Van Sau, a worker at an industrial park in Hanoi, has been forced to look for a part-time job in order to survive. “I have sat here for several days but no one comes to hire”, Sau confides.

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Local porters gather on the banks of Kim Nguu River looking for a job.

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Most have kept waiting the entire morning despite having no job and no clients.

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Porters choose to play chess to kill time while sitting on the pavement and waiting to be hired.

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These people can do anything that requires strength at any time of the day.

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Female porters also arrive at Long Bien market, the largest wholesale fruit market in the capital, in the hope of finding work.

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Two older men are looking for someone to hire on Buoi street.

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Despite the economic hardship, these jobs improve the incomes of workers, therefore helping them to support their families and children.

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