VNN – September, 12/2021 – 08:50 | Lê Hương
Though Sa Pa District in the northern province of Lào Cai has long lured tourists all year round due to its mild temperatures, spectacular mountains, beautiful forests and unique ethnic minorities, social distancing has now led to the vast majority of people staying home.
However, two innovative Sa Pa residents are now offering online tours of the classic Việt Nam destination.
Vũ Ngọc Hướng, 22, of the Giáy ethnic group, was the first to offer such tours in the region.
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Asia.Nikkei – Restrictions in commercial hub likely to stay beyond Sept. 15, experts say
Health care workers transfer a COVID-19 patient to an ambulance in Ho Chi Minh City: Southern Vietnam’s business hub has an unusually high death rate from the coronavirus. © AFP/JijiTOMOYA ONISHI and GRACE LI, Nikkei staff writersSeptember 11, 2021 12:00 JST
HANOI/TOKYO — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s southern commercial hub, has a death rate from COVID-19 of 4.95%, well above the national average and that of its peers in Southeast Asia.
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The Guardian – Vietnam was a Covid success story but the latest lockdown, with people unable to leave the house even for food, is leaving tens of thousands hungry
A woman carrying food in Hanoi, before Vietnam’s latest lockdown was imposed. The army is delivering supplies but thousands have had nothing. Photograph: Luong Thai Linh/EPA
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