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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – April 4

Saturday, April 04, 2020, 07:57 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – April 4
A robot helping medical employees with disinfection works is pictured at a field hospital for COVID-19 patients and quarantined people in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 3, 2020 in this supplied photo.

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Society

-- Vietnam announced two more cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday morning, bringing the country's total to 239, with 86 having recovered.

-- Ho Chi Minh City chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said on Friday afternoon that 62 checkpoints will be set up in the city to promote measures on COVID-19 prevention and control to local people.

-- Authorities in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam has decided to place people returning from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in centralized quarantine camps and charge them for the 14-day isolation.

-- All people from Hanoi coming to the northern province of Lao Cai have to complete health declaration and undergo 14-day quarantine at home under the close supervision of local authorities, the provincial steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control requested on Friday.

-- A robot has been put into use from Friday afternoon to carry out unmanned disinfection works at a field hospital for COVID-19 patients and quarantined people in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.

-- A section of a road leading to Cat Lai Port in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City has become seriously congested these days as trucks and cars are currently allowed to run only in one traffic lane on the Cat Lai overpass, instead of two as before.

-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday reported that an official of the Vietnamese Embassy in France had been infected with the novel coronavirus.

Business

-- VinFast, the automaking unit of the Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup, has announced a VND5 trillion (US$212.3 million) loss after tax for 2019.

-- Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on Friday signed a decision approving in principle the establishment of Vietravel Airlines with a total investment of VND700 billion ($29.7 million).

World News

-- The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to nearly 59,000 while more than 228,000 people have recovered over approximately 1.1 million infected cases globally as of Saturday early morning.

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