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vqzoeut6d
There’s only 218 confirmed cases in VN.
It’s not like the risk is “to get infected” when you go out.
The risk is you to infect others.
So, if you’re not sick untill now Don’t worry at all
qzlgepl6d
Sorry I didn't mean not to go out but going somewhere to get tested where people are possibly infected that is a genuine concern don't you think?
rbewjlr6d
218 confirmed but how many unconfirmed?
qxkrlpzwhbvwrm6d
There are actually only 49 confirmed cases ncov.moh.gov.vn/
irqopesutkooxt6d
In HCMC
rbuguyidiumecm6d
I wouldn't stress too much, you're doing all the right things just staying at home whenever possible, and like you said I don't think you have any choice. Just wear a mask, keep your distance and in all likelihood you'll be fine
pkclizx6d
Thanks for the link.
ythepcdhakkyjj5d
Update from HCMC Quarantine exmtptnfnna is out but his brother is still in. The quarantine facility locked down when a positive result come in from another person in observation. Waiting to hear from local authorities what's next.
lvklfjsxaqdpg5d
It's a start! Thanks for the update
pbwkqwashff5d
Now still works prayskin-tone-3prayskin-tone-3prayskin-tone-3
ugfaaop5d
Thanks, I have been wondering!
duuqlmc5d
can we update the list of Da Nang restaurants (and coffee sources) that people are using? I didn’t realize grab was shutting down.
wuzvhlm5d
From what I understand, restaurants in Da Nang have been closed by the municipal government. Maybe Now App works though? qpvhhvfredir did you try today?
gwtmcaubtvp5d
yeah I ate Puna today, so it was working at least this morning
ugylrlrbqvm5d
you’ll know food delivery has stopped when the news report my death from starvation
njceyci5d
no covid deaths in Vietnam but starving expats who rely on delicious takeaway
mmmvawn5d
I am going to try vietnammm in a little while. Now cancelled my order this morning.
dujuivqkushum5d
What a name 😂
nbnwohf5d
my iphone dictionary always suggests it before the real country name
ewmjjdz5d
when I was out on a grab bike mission today there was a foreigner jumping up on a flatbed tow truck, getting yelled at by police as they took his bike away - which one of you was it?
whdwwdhrskxnk5d
Was he winning?
ssldguc5d
definitely not
wfmwzrv5d
The Grab shutdown is so bizarre. They only shutdown cars and delivery. The motorbike taxi is till working. How are you supposed to keep social distance from the driver? Then regular Grab Delivery (not food) also works. I don't get it...
wtjqdtahqzrsl5d
Maybe started as a blanket ban, and the strongest lobbies carved out their exemptions? That's how these things usually go in my country
wbhygqj5d
I live two km from the closest atm and had to pay my rent in cash - i suppose the economy needs some way of transportation
rvivezm5d
I paid my rent via Transfer Wise
wlnzjgq5d
Just ask your building manager, they might be ok. I asked they said, sure, it's fine. I set it up with them, showed them screenshots to assure that the money will arrive in a few days. And they were happy.
olqinlz5d
By the way, there are 3 ATMs here, which are good goo.gl/maps/H8jc7VwzDX4UkDwZ6
imfghyc5d
That's the closest I found near My An.
uosiedn5d
One had A/C 😄
zdviuxc5d
I was going to suggest some form of electronic transaction but this is transition from an airbnb host to an informal agreement so I didn’t want to rock the boat until things loosen up
zjfdfjv5d
Makes sense.
xvsxmnf5d
i live up near the sheraton so the closet is an awful 3% bivd - is probably worth the trip
mrlzwqsdnf5d
does anyone else have problems paying by credit card on grab?
txyqnyjqxb5d
some days it works and other days, like today, it declines transactions
bllzbzy5d
just got delivery via foody.vn|foody.vn which seems to be a Now company- will live to fight another day
kvzfgsdorn5d
nice and they take cc?
shzhtxl5d
I’m not sure - I paid cash the first time around to keep it simple. let me see if they have option
pozvomx5d
it looks like they take visa/mastercard/JCB
zcrspcthkf5d
thanks
ytqsnkk5d
I haven't had a problem using CC, and I have one that's pretty annoying usually when it comes to international transactions
ozkbzghmnck5d
Why did they cancel?
cmcbouz5d
restaurant was closed even though listed as open. it was my first time using Now
odvtjrqgnwy5d
Now is a Foody company I think. I think if you order off Foody you are just ordering off Now
malhizk5d
indeed the chat was powered by Now
qzhizfxnnxf5d
TransferWise doesn’t support all Vietnam banks FYI
romkbufwtvp5d
I don’t have any way to pay my rent other than cash or gf
znxgtvatcekip5d
American TransferWise debit also doesn't work in Vietnam. Found that out the hard way.
opsnfhr5d
TW also doesn't support business accounts, I think.
rqdqrjt5d
I mean sending to business accounts in Vietnam.
ifjzbeooerq5d
Mo is now closed for 2 weeks, along with most things, Now looks pretty empty compared to yesterday/this morning ☹
eprcihceylp5d
Man they’ve shut everything, whats open?
ufpumhj5d
i got mumtaz
vdrbxakleya5d
Any good? I was looking at it
cmgqfck5d
i’m addicted to basmati and theirs is good. curries are ok but I usually stick to shikaba
yzlekwovoca5d
Alright Indian tonight all round I guess
xhozpczitfd5d
What are some gyms people like in Da Nang? (when they open again)
ozmeedobmwm5d
I played basketball at DUPES and they have decent tennis courts also and a gym there.
mffavkzyzan5d
I suspect no one closed mumtaz because they couldn’t work out whether it was food they were selling 🤢
skxpukq5d
more for me thank you 😜
sviezqpmhbue5d
I had a flight from haiphong to Nha Trang April 8, but VietJet canceled my flight. My AirBnB also told me she can’t host until April 15th.
ewemxkgyfgas5d
Do you think things will open up after April 15th? Or should I tell you current host I’ll stay another month?
hljweogtxyyx4d
You should plan to stay in place indefinitely. There is not any reliable way to tell in advance whether or not they will extend the lockdown until they announce it one way or the other.

My guess is that they will keep extending until they feel confident they have tracked down all the loose cases and that might take another couple of weeks or more beyond April 15.

We have discussed this with our host so that we have the option to extend our stay as needed. Recommend you do the same
qfstmirpxby4d
Psst. Puna is still open this morning
srbngwutkxq4d
Stick to the basmati and shikabab 🤢 everything I ordered was awful. I guess the rice was ok.
hrttslsnno4d
You're having Puna every day now 😆
nugkrnv4d
yes i don’t mind the garlic naan and chicken pakcora either - the curries were greasy
tdljixypsrw4d
Shhh
ibixzstngic4d
Yeah my curry made me sick, and the butter naan was some chewy nonsense. Rice was rice.
hakevvi4d
I got my 3 month stamp extension btw - thanks for the pointer on jane svni. I was about to go for the one month from hanoi
nxegxexyexs4d
Anyone know of good lockdown-friendly options for quality coffee beans in HCMC?
ofyunei3d
mctxaavlobgx there's a place called Katinat Coffeeshop that sells some good coffee beans (local and Arabica) from what I've heard. Now if it's open because of Covid, not sure, but you could possibly get it delivered
ysfyufx3d
I've had their Italian coffee the past two days as well 😅
ymoojyztprq3d
zlsgtqbussos Saigon Coffee Roastery might be able to hook you up
ezsigmrdwls3d
Da Nangers Hoi An Roastery sorted me out :coffee:️

160-200k/bag, 35-50k delivery, buy 2 get 1 free
stxwkz3d
got a few bags of arabica beans from Hideout Cafe for 120k/250gram, free delivery
gvisjtadjsrrxr2d
vizyqmgpzkhy Bosgaurus Coffee Roasters
1D5, 92, Villa, Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh, Saigon Pearl, Bình Thạnh, Hồ Chí Minh 700000
090 142 68 77
ioxmzyqldnwfod2d
I bought a 500g bag of single origin Ethiopian beans from them. They have a few different bean option from Vietnam and around the world.
oexspuj2d
Going to a store in Da Nang. Feels like there are more people out and about today than any other day in the past months.
ugxrurntmbe2d
xggekvfifmympep Ethiopia all the way
zpwlchzlbmiq2d
Has anybody researched the cheapest way to extend a visa yet? I’m in the process of getting quotes for a three month extension.
dikdooulhbw1d
kfueenzqexkff 3 month isn’t usually available, but due to covid-19 it’s available for ~$340, 1 month is ~$145
vnetlzwi1d
Isn’t 1 month extension normally half that?
hecgvbvlsyk22h
It varies, they quoted me $85-135 before to extend the uk 15 day visa exemption by 1 month
yxxjtbnitae22h
And $270-300 for 3 month, which they could apparently do back in November
qizcihtivad22h
That could be different than other extensions though because I was on exemption
rwzlbfwuexb22h
The price also depends on which province they get it done in, which also affects speed and reliability I’m told
ofrzgkgrtdj22h
tl:dr no it’s often expensive and the reasoning is usually complicated
fnaietkjosj22h
I just got mine for $355 although I heard Jane SVNI is doing them for 340 now
qezotxsaqohv21h
Which service are you using? If you were on an exemption,you could choose a one year visa, right?
tfrpwxzxijdb21h
My friend in Hanoi right now thinks he can bring his airbnb landlord to immigration, and the landlord can serve as his agent, and extend visa on the cheap without paying agent fees.
jchviwtqmvo9h
JANE SNVI, a bunch of people here use them, they’re great

One year tourist visas are exclusive to Americans (and apparently special cases too) for most the max is 3 months.

Hanoi friend might be on to something, I’ve never heard of anyone doing this, I imagine it’d still cost a lot in both time and money.
hhjlvjomgvf9h
Agents aren’t taking a significant amount of this $340, if you’re thinking there’s a huge markup I doubt that’s the case, it’s the price of the visa and perhaps what is needed to line some pockets
iyxzypapfao8h
And to be clear I wasn’t on exemption since last year and I left since then, I am currently extending a 3 month single entry tourist visa by another 3 months, something that isn’t usually possible (1 month max)
utmfcfurluw8h
Where’d you get that price? JANE SNVI lowered from $390 to $340.
akhscvpyre5h
hey does anyone in HCMC know any contact that sells and delivers liquor? primarily scotch and whiskey
szmtzkzuon2h
any connections to a driver service in HCMC that's still operating even though grab car isn't? trying to find transport to SGN airport late wednesday/early Thursday
varpgmwkwp2h
(Also open to a ride from, like, your buddy with a van)
zyctyoropb2h
(I'm pretty sure going to the airport to catch a flight is "essential travel," so it shouldn't be a liability for your buddy. I think.)
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