There are 41 ethnic minority soldiers working on Trường Sa Archipelago, including people of Chăm, Mường, Dao, Mông, Khmer, S’tiêng, Tày and Raglai ethnicities.
Happy and relieved. That’s how Dr Phạm Ngọc Thạch, director of the Hà Nội-based National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, feels after three months on the frontline battling in the war against COVID-19.
The first week back at school for students in Việt Nam coincides with the first hot weather spell in the northern part of the country. Early warnings of stagnant air-conditioned spaces being an environment for viruses, in particular the novel coronavirus to inhabit and develop, have prompted many teachers and parents not to use air-conditioners, even when outside temperatures reach as high as 38-40 degrees Celsius.