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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – April 3

Friday, April 03, 2020, 08:12 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – April 3
Cars run on a road in Ha Tinh Province, located in north-central Vietnam, on the way to the wedding of the son of a local hospital's vice-director despite a nationwide social distancing order, in this photo taken from a viral video.

What you need to know today:

Society

-- Vietnam announced six more cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday morning, bringing the country's total to 233, with 75 having recovered.

-- The administration of Ha Tinh Province, located in north-central Vietnam, on Thursday demanded that local healthcare authorities suspend a local hospital's vice-director after Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported on a line of cars running on a street on the way to his son's wedding, despite the prime minister's directive on nationwide social distancing in place from April 1 to 15.

-- Two traffic police officers lost their lives chasing illegal street racers and robbers on Thursday in Da Nang, according to local authorities.

-- Authorities in Thai Binh Province, located in northern Vietnam, now ban people from traveling to the province from Vietnamese localities hammered by COVID-19, the provincial chairman said in an urgent fiat on Thursday.

-- Ho Chi Minh City will gather beggars and homeless people into social support centers in a bid to limit COVID-19 transmission.

Business

-- Relevant ministries in Vietnam have agreed to a proposal by the Hanoi Department of Planning and Investment on expanding the T2 terminal at Noi Bai International Airport to handle 15 million passengers a year, instead of 10 million presently.

Business

-- National carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced a drop of VND50 trillion (US$2.1 billion) in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to 10,000 jobs lost.

-- Samsung Vietnam is expected to cut its export target for 2020 by $5.8 billion to $45.5 billion against 2019, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. 

Education

-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision on the establishment of a medical school under the Vietnam National University-Hanoi.

World News

-- Over one million people have caught the novel coronavirus, with almost 53,000 killed globally, statistics showed on Friday. About 212,000 patients have recovered.

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