“In 2019, we sold up to around 8,000 mooncakes but the figure sharply dropped this year. At present, I am mainly focusing on opening mooncake classes, instead of the mass mooncake production as previous years as there is the concern of the possibility of the social distancing to be re-imposed because of Covid-19,” Bich added.

Online mooncake-making classes have become popular during the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.

After the Covid-19 outbreak in the first six months of this year, Bich held many mooncake classes at her home. Each class attracts around 10-15 people. However, since the pandemic returned to Vietnam on July 25, she turned to online classes.

Bich can earn around VND20 million for every weekend class.

Dao Thuy who lives on Nui Truc Street, Hanoi, said that it costs around between VND300-600,000 (USD13-26) per person to join a basic mooncake class. But, in many cases, learners still fail to make cakes by themselves at home even after attending the class.

According to Thuy, to have better cake-making skills, people should participate in more professional classes which have fees of from VND1.5-2.5 million instead.

Many online Covid-19 courses have been launched with fees of VND1.2-1.3 million.

The class participants include housewives, students and office staff.

According to vietreader.com