Vietnamese students abroad are carrying on unfazed though the Omicron variant is raging in many of their countries.
Xuan Quynh was thrown into the proverbial deep end on arrival in the U.S. last August, coming into frequent contact with seriously ill patients including those with Covid-19.
Pham Tran Truc Linh was overjoyed when China finally reopened its doors to foreign students, but was shocked to see ticket and quarantine fees of VND100 million ($4,268).
The U.S. dollar continued to strengthen and reached its historic high against Vietnamese currency Saturday.
Textile firms are bracing for a profit plunge in the second half of this year, with the number of new orders slowing down since the middle of the second quarter.