Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on Tuesday urged the Ministry of Health to stand ready for a scenario where the number of confirmed Wuhan coronavirus cases in the country reaches into the thousands.
-- The Ministry of Education and Training on Tuesday issued an urgent dispatch to provincial and municipal education departments, institutes, and universities, asking them to take measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in schools, as students nationwide are poised to return from the Lunar New Year holiday break on Thursday.
-- The Nuoc Ngam Bus Terminal in southern Hanoi was heavily congested on early Wednesday morning as droves of people returned to the capital city after the Tet, or Lunar New Year, holiday.
-- A cold spell will continue to affect the northern and central regions of Vietnam while the southern region is forecast to remain basking in sunshine over the next ten days, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
-- One person was killed and another injured when a passenger bus slammed into a motorbike near a toll station in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on Tuesday afternoon.
-- A woman was summoned by authorities in Phan Thiet City in the south-central province of Binh Thuan on Tuesday for spreading false news on Facebook that six people infected with the coronavirus were being quarantined at a local hospital.
-- Vietnam is the fastest-growing digital economy in the Southeast Asian region, largely due to investment inflow which is still on an unprecedented rise, the Singapore-based newspaper Business Times has reported.
-- Budget carrier Vietjet has officially launched a direct route linking Hanoi and Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, with daily flights departing from Hanoi at 10:00 am and from Bali at 5:30 pm, taking approximately five and a half hours each trip.