Tran Anh Dung's Oral History



Tran Anh Dung's Oral History


● Tran Anh Dung (pseudonym), 37 years old, Vietnam , Da Nang city; Kinh Ethnic, no religion
● He is staying in a house with a wife and two children
● Da Nang city – one of three big cities in Vietnam. Da Nang is also famous with the special tourism. Tourism contributed a high part for GDP in Da Nang city.
● Moving from other province – in rural area to Da Nang City since 3 years. Da Nang is the city which was affected seriously in Vietnam with the high number of death due to Covid (around 35 deaths due to Covid while other cities had a small number just 1-3 people died by Covid)
● Due to impact of Covid-19, he and his wife have lost their jobs 9 months already
● He worked as a tour guide in Da Nang but lost his job and now staying at home and trying to earn living by other jobs such as staff for FPT company, buying Bitcoin, stock
● Compulsory mask wearing, some special ways to control Covid such as using the ticket given by government to limit the time and avoid meeting many people to market
● He has a handy, connecting internet and tracing app (Bluezone) implemented
● He does not buy directly in market but buy food and other things online

Date Created

January 26, 2021

Language of interview



Biography 2-5, see also ‘Job’
-Wife 5-6, 10
Border restrictions/closures 20-21
Changes to daily routine
-Hygiene 18, 30-31
-Space 13
-Work see ‘Job’
Comparison with other crises 17-18
Daily life necessities
-Food 13-15
Description of Covid-19 7
Gender and Covid-19 29
Impacts of Covid-19
-Education 30
-Financial impacts of Covid-19
--Difficulty in obtaining a loan 15
--Reduction in savings 12
--Unemployment 15-16
-Immigrants versus locals 29-30
-Livelihoods 24-26
-Short-term and long-term impacts 18
-Stocks and virtual currency 26-28
Information sources on Covid-19 and related measures 7, 31-32, 38-39
-Difficulty with picking up a new job 33
-As a tour guide 6-10
-As toll worker 12
Psychological impacts 8, 10, 25, 33
Relationships 11-12
Response measures for Covid-19
-Assistance for Covid-19 relief 16-17, 19, 33-37
-Consequences for breaking rules 20-22
-Government measures 11-12, 19-23, 31-32, 38
-Local measures 13
-Quarantine/self-isolation 19-21, 35
-Reactions to measures 23, 37
-Workplace measures 8-9
Social media 39

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