Mai came to Việt Nam in October 2018 under a two-year volunteer programme carried out by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) since 1995.
Hà Nội eased social distancing policies on April 23, allowing restaurants, cafes, clothes and cosmetics shops to reopen but customers have to keep their distance from each other.
As many as 59 per cent of social enterprises will stop support for disadvantaged group to ensure its business for survival if the global COVID-19 pandemic last until September this year, according to a survey.
The Mekong Delta province of Trà Vinh has provided loans of more than VND46 billion (US$1,953) to ethnic Khmer people for growing vegetables and raising cattle within the period since 2016.
Many provincial universities and colleges are planning to merge with large universities to improve their enrolment rates and quality standards.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Vĩnh Long is focusing on providing rural labourers with vocational skills that are needed by local businesses.