Check out what is in the news today:
-- At a reception on Monday for outgoing Vietnamese Ambassador to South Africa Vu Van Dung, Deputy Foreign Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini said South Africa considers Vietnam one of the leading partners in Southeast Asia and continues exerting efforts to promote the bilateral ties to a new height.
-- Da Nang Cathedral, a famous tourist destination in the central city of Da Nang, has been temporarily closed to tourists for fear of a new coronavirus from China, which has spread all over the world. Local authorities have isolated and observed twelve people, including seven Chinese nationals, as they all have a fever and recent contact with high-risk subjects.
-- Seventeen Vietnamese students and their relatives in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, are currently in stable health, said the Vietnamese Embassy in China on January 26.
-- A ten-year-old girl from Hunan, China has been isolated and put under observation for the new coronavirus in the northern Vietnamese province of Hai Duong, as she has a fever and shortness of breath on the way back to the province after traveling to Vietnam's Ha Long Bay.
-- Statistics from the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security on Monday showed there were 138 road accidents during the first five days of the ongoing Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, from January 23 to 27, killing 102 and injuring 108.