Earthquake Kills At Least 34 in Indonesia

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia early on Friday morning causing extensive damage and killing at least 34 people with numbers expected to rise in the coming days. The earthquake occurred 6km (3.73 miles) northeast of Majene City. It followed a 5.9 magnitude earthquake a few hours earlier. At least 8 people died in Majene,Continue reading “Earthquake Kills At Least 34 in Indonesia”

$23 Billion Impact on Tourism in Vietnam

Nhan Dan in Vietnam are reporting that the Covid pandemic has resulted in a loss of US$23 billion (£17.2 billion) in 2020. Vietnam has experienced a rapid growth in tourism from 2015 to 2019 with visitors increasing from 7.9 million to 18 million per year. Estimates predict that international tourist numbers for 2020 will beContinue reading “$23 Billion Impact on Tourism in Vietnam”

Storm Goni Heads to Vietnam Following Philippines Devastation

The Super Typhoon Goni, known in the Philippines as Rolly, is heading towards Central Vietnam after causing destruction in the Philippines. Philippines Reports in VietnamNews.Net say that around 361,000 people are in evacuation centres and almost 55,000 are being housed by family or friends, mostly on Luzon island which bore the brunt of the storm.Continue reading “Storm Goni Heads to Vietnam Following Philippines Devastation”