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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 15

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 08:46 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 15
Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha (L) inspects disinfection work at an elementary school in Sa Dec City, located in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, February 14, 2020. Photo: Ministry of Education and Training

Read what is in the news today:

Society

-- A Japanese man has been caught at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City carying firearm components to board a flight from the city to Kansai International Airport in Japan’s Osaka.

Business

-- Facebook has removed a network of accounts and pages linked to Vietnamese telecom giant Viettel for allegedly using disinformation tactics to discredit rivals.

-- The General Department for Market Surveillance under the Ministry of Industry and Trade has seized nearly 100,000 fake medical masks made from toilet paper at a facility in Hanoi.

-- The Ministry of Industry and Trade has repeatedly urged Vietnamese exporters to reduce deliveries of goods via Vietnam-China border checkpoints, except for official-channel exports or that Chinese partners can confirm to take the goods.

-- Akuruhi Tower, a center selling domestically-produced high-class Japanese goods, was inaugurated in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 on Friday.

-- Vietnam surpassed China and Hong Kong to become the largest importer of South Korean grapes after the country increased its imports by 34.8 percent in 2019, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of South Korea.

Education

-- Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha on Friday affirmed that the 2019-20 academic year will end later than originally scheduled amid the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. 

World News

-- Nearly 66,900 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus and 1,526 killed globally as of Saturday morning, according to the South China Morning Post.

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