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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — May 16

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 08:40 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — May 16
A woman, wearing a raincoat and 'non la' conical hat, walks under an umbrella in the rain in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 16, 2020. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Read what is in the news today.


— Vietnam logged one new case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) imported from Russia on Saturday morning, marking the 30th day of no community transmission. The national tally is at 314, with 260 recoveries and no deaths.

— No family members or relatives of a British pilot critically sickened by COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City has contacted the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, where he is being treated, since his hospitalization, doctors said on Friday.

— It rained in some parts of Ho Chi Minh City, including District 1, Binh Thanh District, and Thu Duc District, on early Saturday morning.

— Inspectors from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Information and Communications on Friday afternoon booked Lynette Moey Yu Lin, general director of Bayer Vietnam who is a Chinese Malaysian, for spreading an internal document containing an image printed with China’s illegal ‘nine-dash line’ via email.


— Vietnam is ranked in the top four for highest international school fees among countries and territories in Asia after China, Singapore and Hong Kong, with average fees of US$17,941 for the 2018-19 school year, according to a 2019 study by ExpatFinder Company, which provides information and services to support overseas travel, across 688 international schools in 27 countries and territories.


— The People’s Committee of Thua Thien – Hue Province in central Vietnam has allowed businesses in the ‘backpacker area,' a pedestrian zone in its capital city of Hue, to reopen after more than two months of closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

— The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade on Friday confirmed that the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated an anti-dumping investigation on stainless steel sheets imported from Vietnam.


— Netflix has announced it will continue the expansion of its Vietnamese content library with the acquisition of 13 films this summer.

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— The novel coronavirus has infected over 4.62 million people and killed more than 308,000 around the globe as of Saturday morning, according to statistics. More than 1.75 million patients have recovered from COVID-19.

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