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The once-bustling Hang Ma street in the centre of Hanoi has fallen quiet amid ‘ghost month’, the seventh month of the Lunar Calendar, as a result of the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

Three people died in a fire in Saigon

On the evening of March 5, an intense fire erupted at a shop selling incense and votive papers on Han Hai Nguyen Street in Ward 10, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City. Two people were injured while three unknown carbonized bodies were found.

Unsuitable festivals to be removed, says official

"Nam Dinh and Thai Binh provinces both have the Tran Temple Festival; one of the two places will have to remove the festival," said Mr.Pham Van Thuy, a senior official from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Hanoi to hold the Kitchen God festival

On the 23rd of the 12th month of the lunar year, February 3, Hanoians will carry an earthen tripod of 1.2m high, a 3.5m long carp and 12 trays of specialties in a parade from the ancient pottery village of Bat Trang to the Hanoi’s center.