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uehrqcldsqrnd just arrived in Da Nang, #vietnam
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New cases or total active cases?
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the woman who manages my condo said 3 active
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Yes, thats correct. There have been a total of 6 in Da Nang since this all started, 3 have recovered. No new cases for a while.
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…bluff
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U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 1, 2020):
> Vietnamese Immigration authorities informed the U.S. Mission that Vietnam’s immigration offices will close until April 15.  They have informed us that U.S. citizens and other foreigners with visas that expire during the closure will not be considered overstays for the period of April 1-15.  Some immigration offices may keep limited staffing during this time to process emergency cases.
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Oh crap we’ll that’s me. Visa expires on apr 9
mtlsakt5d
So I just been notified by the apt staff here in Saigon where I reside to go with them tomorrow to be tested for the virus. My wife and I have been locked in our apt since March 1st going out only to buy food. I had the impression that the test would be done here in my apt or in the lobby of the building but now I found out that the test wll be done near my apartment building but not at a hospital but maybe a clinic or some kind of health clinic is my guess. By going to this clinic I am concerned about exposing myself to the virus but it doesn't seem like I have much choice. Anyway has anyone been to one of these places what can I expect?
ikcccll5d
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
lqthsbt5d
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?
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218 confirmed but how many unconfirmed?
bdbfawjwkjvfxa5d
There are actually only 49 confirmed cases ncov.moh.gov.vn/
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In HCMC
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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
nvmbwnc5d
Thanks for the link.
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Update from HCMC Quarantine nbyqzhyhcom 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.
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It's a start! Thanks for the update
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Now still works prayskin-tone-3prayskin-tone-3prayskin-tone-3
woyjrbr5d
Thanks, I have been wondering!
fscfqmt5d
can we update the list of Da Nang restaurants (and coffee sources) that people are using? I didn’t realize grab was shutting down.
tzfveyv5d
From what I understand, restaurants in Da Nang have been closed by the municipal government. Maybe Now App works though? kedzeryregdt did you try today?
duvdqyazkni5d
yeah I ate Puna today, so it was working at least this morning
bgkmbugynhm5d
you’ll know food delivery has stopped when the news report my death from starvation
jinzgpf5d
no covid deaths in Vietnam but starving expats who rely on delicious takeaway
dzaobpv5d
I am going to try vietnammm in a little while. Now cancelled my order this morning.
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What a name 😂
ismnzud5d
my iphone dictionary always suggests it before the real country name
pwtvibe5d
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?
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Was he winning?
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definitely not
vceldpt5d
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...
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Maybe started as a blanket ban, and the strongest lobbies carved out their exemptions? That's how these things usually go in my country
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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
cbvtxwv5d
I paid my rent via Transfer Wise
hvaoixo5d
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.
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By the way, there are 3 ATMs here, which are good goo.gl/maps/H8jc7VwzDX4UkDwZ6
drjdmix5d
That's the closest I found near My An.
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One had A/C 😄
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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
gkxohim5d
Makes sense.
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i live up near the sheraton so the closet is an awful 3% bivd - is probably worth the trip
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does anyone else have problems paying by credit card on grab?
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some days it works and other days, like today, it declines transactions
fgakhia5d
just got delivery via foody.vn|foody.vn which seems to be a Now company- will live to fight another day
jqfdvmzfzq5d
nice and they take cc?
ropypgo5d
I’m not sure - I paid cash the first time around to keep it simple. let me see if they have option
evhcsrn5d
it looks like they take visa/mastercard/JCB
pdfcsseogs5d
thanks
nhzwxch5d
I haven't had a problem using CC, and I have one that's pretty annoying usually when it comes to international transactions
bkwducdngfi5d
Why did they cancel?
yyyownk5d
restaurant was closed even though listed as open. it was my first time using Now
usgpyyvxase5d
Now is a Foody company I think. I think if you order off Foody you are just ordering off Now
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indeed the chat was powered by Now
noaxtxralsh5d
TransferWise doesn’t support all Vietnam banks FYI
dwqrckxmkrs5d
I don’t have any way to pay my rent other than cash or gf
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American TransferWise debit also doesn't work in Vietnam. Found that out the hard way.
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TW also doesn't support business accounts, I think.
daoists5d
I mean sending to business accounts in Vietnam.
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Mo is now closed for 2 weeks, along with most things, Now looks pretty empty compared to yesterday/this morning ☹
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Man they’ve shut everything, whats open?
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i got mumtaz
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Any good? I was looking at it
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i’m addicted to basmati and theirs is good. curries are ok but I usually stick to shikaba
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Alright Indian tonight all round I guess
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What are some gyms people like in Da Nang? (when they open again)
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I played basketball at DUPES and they have decent tennis courts also and a gym there.
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I suspect no one closed mumtaz because they couldn’t work out whether it was food they were selling 🤢
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more for me thank you 😜
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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.
lecljrewottp4d
Do you think things will open up after April 15th? Or should I tell you current host I’ll stay another month?
kdieueopdbhf4d
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
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Psst. Puna is still open this morning
rwmdnwgfdyv4d
Stick to the basmati and shikabab 🤢 everything I ordered was awful. I guess the rice was ok.
ulioqhejyy4d
You're having Puna every day now 😆
vbdoytd4d
yes i don’t mind the garlic naan and chicken pakcora either - the curries were greasy
patbtlfenns3d
Shhh
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Yeah my curry made me sick, and the butter naan was some chewy nonsense. Rice was rice.
unjamrr3d
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
onjhdimsbwt3d
Anyone know of good lockdown-friendly options for quality coffee beans in HCMC?
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bfquvskfyftf 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
oudzulu3d
I've had their Italian coffee the past two days as well 😅
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pyntmwxntwqh Saigon Coffee Roastery might be able to hook you up
lrfqgjblksi3d
Da Nangers Hoi An Roastery sorted me out :coffee:️

160-200k/bag, 35-50k delivery, buy 2 get 1 free
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got a few bags of arabica beans from Hideout Cafe for 120k/250gram, free delivery
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bnmcrdyetrjv Bosgaurus Coffee Roasters
1D5, 92, Villa, Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh, Saigon Pearl, Bình Thạnh, Hồ Chí Minh 700000
090 142 68 77
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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.
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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.
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wxsrlpzpvlgudoc Ethiopia all the way
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Has anybody researched the cheapest way to extend a visa yet? I’m in the process of getting quotes for a three month extension.
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jeuiudjyoqkez 3 month isn’t usually available, but due to covid-19 it’s available for ~$340, 1 month is ~$145
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Isn’t 1 month extension normally half that?
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It varies, they quoted me $85-135 before to extend the uk 15 day visa exemption by 1 month
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And $270-300 for 3 month, which they could apparently do back in November
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That could be different than other extensions though because I was on exemption
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The price also depends on which province they get it done in, which also affects speed and reliability I’m told
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tl:dr no it’s often expensive and the reasoning is usually complicated
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I just got mine for $355 although I heard Jane SVNI is doing them for 340 now
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Which service are you using? If you were on an exemption,you could choose a one year visa, right?
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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.
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