Coronavirus

#1
Hi Guys, Will be in HCMC for the first tome 9-Feb thru 12-Feb. Can’t believe my first post is a little off subject. Living in USA, most news I’m getting is from western media. Curious what the folks and media living in HCMC/Vietnam are saying and experiencing. Thanks.
 
#2
I’m in HCMC now. A lot of people wearing masks and some Vietnamese friends tell me the streets are quieter with many staying home, but otherwise things look as per normal. For me, many of my foodie targets were still closed due to Tet. On the flip side, the ladies are look like their coming back from their hometowns. Sat was noticeably more bustling than Friday as it’s the last day of Tet.

Also, Expect a longer queuing time at the airport to clear passport controls. Good luck for your travels bro.
 
Toronto canada
#3
Things are fine, it has been very very quiet . Hopefully it picks up a little. Probably just as many cases in the US as here. No worries, more of a chance of getting hit by a car. Enjoy yourself and your holiday.
 
#4
Appreciate the feedback. Obviously something to keep an eye on, but like the Hobby, just be safe:). I’m actually more worried that my handicap is going to shit with 7 rounds of golf in Vietnam and Thailand coming up. At least the club attached to me works just fine. Cheers...
 
#6
Business are suffering, especially those frequented by asians, chinese and taiwanese to be exact.

I was at Catwalk a few nights ago and it was really quiet.
 
#7
I spent time in China as it developed, came home via HCMC and am now in Australia. I've been seriously cautious, I haven't seen any one since arriving here in Aus especially my older parents or other people with kids.

All the research I've done suggests mortality rates are similar to the flu and as such, I'm not concerned about getting it myself. I have a few trips booked into Asia in the next couple of months and fully expect to complete them.

Many people and rightly so are concerned as we dont have a viable vaccination yet, but I figure its coming.

As harsh as it sounds, we'll lose a couple of thousand people, then get on top of it and move on.

Side note, I contracted swine flu a few years ago and as a healthy 40 something, took one day off work. Corona virus has a similar voracity.
 
#8
Anyone in Bangkok knows how badly the soapy massages and bars are been affected? Will be dropping by Bangkok for a few days next week and was thinking of trying out some of the places.
 
#9
Just canceled my trip to BKK as suggested by my business colleague. All his suppliers have cancelled their upcoming travel there. Friend who owns a sports bar says business has been bad and even Super Bowl party was down in numbers. Smooci escorts on line seem to be the same number as pre-virus. Have not seen as many Vloggers with footage of Thermae, so hard to tell impact. Good luck and stay safe.
 
#13
Just canceled my trip to BKK as suggested by my business colleague. All his suppliers have cancelled their upcoming travel there. Friend who owns a sports bar says business has been bad and even Super Bowl party was down in numbers. Smooci escorts on line seem to be the same number as pre-virus. Have not seen as many Vloggers with footage of Thermae, so hard to tell impact. Good luck and stay safe.
I'm from Singapore. There are more cases here now than Bangkok. It might turn out to be safer to be out of the country now for me.

I would think even the girls are worried and some of them would stay home than go to work.

Thanks anyway :)
 
Melbourne, AUS
#14
I'm from Singapore. There are more cases here now than Bangkok. It might turn out to be safer to be out of the country now for me.

I would think even the girls are worried and some of them would stay home than go to work.

Thanks anyway :)
Few of my buddies in Singapore on business said Geylang had been severely impacted, looked like a ghost town last week when they went for a walk following dinner.
There's a YouTube clip also showing how slow it is there....... cautious times.
 
#15
I have a planed trip with friends to Vietnam in Mid of March. Should I continue. I am confused due to mixed kind of news and reviews. Kindly advise. Thanks in advance.
 
#16
I'm from Singapore. There are more cases here now than Bangkok. It might turn out to be safer to be out of the country now for me.

I would think even the girls are worried and some of them would stay home than go to work.

Thanks anyway :)
I'm of Asian descent and I was asked to produced my ID card at one of the more popular massage shops in HCMC a few nights ago.
My understanding is most of these places are barring customers from China (mainland), which is a very good thing.
My other mates, who are from Aussie (chinese aussie), Singapore and Malaysia were not barred.
But that was before the escalation of cases in Singapore. My guess is this could change if there's any negative development back in SG.

Cheers
 
Toronto canada
#17
I am in Danang, huge Chinese tourist destination, they have stopped ALL Chinese from coming, they even came and told 2 Chinese long term stayers where I live to leave.
Everything here is great.
No worries, I worry about crossing the road more than corona virus.
More people die from the common flu every year.
Relax, enjoy ypurselves.
 
Melbourne, AUS
#18
I am in Danang, huge Chinese tourist destination, they have stopped ALL Chinese from coming, they even came and told 2 Chinese long term stayers where I live to leave.
Everything here is great.
No worries, I worry about crossing the road more than corona virus.
More people die from the common flu every year.
Relax, enjoy ypurselves.
Yep, I am with you. Caution, but not overly concerned given I take care.
I am in HCMC in 3 days time, Vietnam for just over 2 weeks with at this stage a planned 4 days in Hanoi. Unless there is a sudden unforeseen spike in cases in northern Vietnam I plan to continue with this itinerary.
 
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