Read what is in the news today.
-- A fire has been burning at a three-hectare dump in Tan Lap Commune, Ham Thuan Nam District in the south-central province of Binh Thuan since 3:00 pm on Friday as local police and different functional forces have been unable to extinguish it.
-- About 100,000 international customers have purchased tickets to watch the Formula One Grand Prix race in Hanoi, the inaugural event of its kind in Vietnam which will take place next month, according to the Vietnamese capital’s chairman Nguyen Duc Chung.
-- At least 26 people in Hanoi are said to have had close interaction with Vietnam’s 17th new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient, who was only confirmed on Friday night, in addition to 197 passengers and flight crew that boarded the same Vietnam Airlines flight from London to Hanoi with her, according to the Department of Health in the Vietnamese capital city.
-- Eleven flights carrying 1,868 passengers, including 168 South Korean citizens, from South Korea landed at Can Tho International Airport in the namesake Mekong Delta City from March 1-5, a representative from the Airports Corporation of Vietnam said on Friday.
-- Samsung Electronics Co. said on Friday it will temporarily move some of its smartphone production to Vietnam, after shutting down a factory in the southeastern South Korean city of Gumi as a worker tested positive for the new coronavirus there, according to the Yonhap news agency.
-- Ho Chi Minh City welcomed 346,650 international arrivals in February, down 52 percent compared to the same period in 2019. The city's revenue from tourism in the same month also plummeted to VND8.1 trillion (US$347.7 million), down 29.94 percent over the same period last year and 37 percent from the previous month.
-- Publishers are offering more than 500 book titles at discounted prices of up to 50 percent at book stores on the Book Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, to celebrate the International Women’s Day (March 8).
-- The 6th Hanoi International Film Festival is scheduled to take place in the fourth quarter of this year, said the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Friday.
-- Over 100,000 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus and 3,405 killed globally as of Saturday morning, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.