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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — May 13

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — May 13

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 08:14 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — May 13
Vietnamese citizens returning from Russia arrive at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, May 13, 2020. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Society

— Vietnam logged no new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday morning, marking the 27th day of no community transmission. The national tally remains at 288, with 252 recoveries and no deaths.

— The Road and Rail Traffic Police Division under Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Police said on Tuesday traffic police officers can pull vehicles over for inspection from May 15 until the end of June 14, without the need for a probable cause, as part of a major campaign to monitor vehicles in the southern metropolis.

— Vietnamese and Russian authorities, in coordination with national carrier Vietnam Airlines, on Wednesday morning flew home 340 Vietnamese citizens from Moscow. All of them were quarantined upon arrival at Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

— Three Brazilians were announced recovered from COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday. They were all linked to the Buddha bar infection cluster in District 2 and all three had previously retested positive for the virus that causes the respiratory disease after having been discharged from the hospital.

— A medical council of senior doctors from Vietnam’s largest hospitals in the north, central and southern regions on Tuesday reached an agreement that there is an indication for a lung transplant for a 43-year-old British man who is critically sickened by COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City. He will be transferred from the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases to Cho Ray Hospital in the same metropolis as doctors search for a compatible donor.

— A Vietlott jackpot of over VND192 billion (US$8.25 million) — the second-largest jackpot in the history of the Vietnamese lottery firm — has been won by a buyer who bought the winning ticket from a vendor in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, the company announced on Tuesday.

— The Saigon – Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SHB) on Tuesday proposed applying anti-reflection film on its ‘dazzling’ building, the SHB Da Nang Service Office and Shopping Center, in Da Nang to fix a reflection problem that has made the building an eyesore on sunny days to local residents.

— The High People’s Court in Hanoi on Tuesday announced the verdict of an appeal trial for a case in which two former top leaders of Da Nang and their accomplices were linked with the illegal acquisition of state-owned housing and land in the central city.

Lifestyle

— Bo Mon Preschool in Tu Nang Commune, Yen Chau District in the northern province of Son La has been ranked by The Guardian’s Rowan Moore among the world’s top ten new architecture projects.

World News

— The novel coronavirus has infected over 4.33 million people and killed more than 292,400 around the globe as of Tuesday morning, according to statistics. More than 1.59 million patients have recovered from COVID-19.

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